Back to Traditional Nursing Uniforms? - page 3

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from nursing link: "nurses in one unit at the jfk medical center in atlantis, fl, have decided to wear the old-fashioned style nursing uniform for an eight-week trial to see how it would affect patient opinion of the care... Read More


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    Quote from MAISY, RN-ER
    Psych, legal nurse consultants, management ugh, education, intake coordinators, NPs with lab coat, can't think of any others HELP?
    i had to wear regular clothes as a director and could not stand it! I had to pay to have the clothes cleaned cause I was not about to iron and I spill stuff all the time or i was still crawling under desks or moving stuff around so nothing ever stayed clean. My co-workers always commented how I looked neater in scrubs.
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    I'm a peds homecare nurse, I have on capri's and a v-necked shirt right now, with my clogs.(AM at work, I bring my laptop every day) We never wear uniforms to work with kids, makes them think they are back in the hospital where people in uniforms poked and prodded them. I think my patients mom would laugh at me if I showed up like that...lol
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    some psych units, some facilities for dd individuals, some hh jobs, certain pd cases (if the family requests street clothes.) when i worked in the state mental hospital, as i mentioned above, we
    essentially wore street clothing, except we had the name of the hospital logo on our polo shirts. we wore socks and sneakers or whatever type of shoes (that were closed) we wanted. as supervisors and managers, we wore lab coats over the other pants and polo shirts. the lab coats had our name, title, and the hospital name embroidered on them.
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    I'll wear a hat. I'll wear a dress if it has enough pockets, and it's not mandatory. Thirteen years of Catholic school left me with a lot of bad memories of freezing in the wintertime because we had to wear dresses. I will not wear all white; it's impossible to keep clean, and it shows everything.

    I like the idea of color coding staff (as long as we don't have to wear white), but sometimes residents "can't tell who does what" for other reasons. Many residents assume any male in scrubs is a doctor. As a black female, lots of residents have assumed I'm a aide or a housekeeper, despite the prominent "RN" on my nametag.
    Last edit by Not_A_Hat_Person on Aug 19, '10 : Reason: more information
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    I think this is a stupid idea.. so what does this mean?? Doctors get scrubs but just so nurses don't look like doctors we wear "trad uniforms" So what then? The CNA's look like the doctors?

    This doesn't even makes sense! If anything they should make the MD's wear a white coat over their scrubs when addressing a patient. Don't go and alienate nurses.. I would think it would be better for the patient to mistaken the RN for an MD then the Janitor who wears scrubs as well! (Nothing against Janitors, you get my point..I hope) If you changed what the Nurses wear then you better change what EVERYONE wears.. and if you're going to put that much effort in why not come up with something less ridiculous then bringing back totally outdated uniforms. Just my 2
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    [QUOTE=Not_A_Hat_Person;4486245]I'll wear a hat. I'll wear a dress if it has enough pockets, and it's not mandatory. Thirteen years of Catholic school left me with a lot of bad memories of freezing in the wintertime because we had to wear dresses. I will not wear all white; it's impossible to keep clean, and it shows everything.QUOTE]


    Catholic school left me with probable nerve damage to my lower extremities because I can still, to this day, walk outside in the dead of winter with shorts on....and my legs do not feel cold. Ever.

    Catholic school also left me as the butt of many nasty jokes about school girls...esp here down South where you don't see many Catholics.
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    Quote from MAISY, RN-ER
    Psych, legal nurse consultants, management ugh, education, intake coordinators, NPs with lab coat, can't think of any others HELP?
    Management sounds pretty good.
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    Ugh..white dresses, pantihose and cap? No thanks! Might consider it if hubby and I were planning kinky sex though...

    Mind you, at our age we both look sexier in the dark, so what would be the point?
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    Throw back uniforms will improve patient care? They've got other things to worry about first.
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    Quote from Christine Cameron-Do
    Ugh..white dresses, pantihose and cap? No thanks! Might consider it if hubby and I were planning kinky sex though...

    Mind you, at our age we both look sexier in the dark, so what would be the point?

    Best post of the day!
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