Body Glitter?

  1. I saw a (male) nurse the other day, going about his business seemingly normal, but he was wearing GLITTER on his face and arms. I know make up is considered professional, but how far can make up go?

    I personally feel that glitter is too much for any healthcare professional with no regard for their sex(specifically in the clinical setting--go about your personal life as you please!). But why don't we just throw in a tutu as well?

    I feel it looks unprofessional/childish and don't know of any CIs that would allow their students to wear it during clinical. From a patients point of view, I wouldn't want someone with body glitter all over them looking after me. They may really be wonderful nurse, but I would definetly be more critical of them.

    Just wondering everyones thoughts on this...
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   samaletta
    That's CRAZY!!:uhoh21: Do you think he had it on on purpose? I have a couple of cute summery tops that have glitter on them and during the first few wears, I shed glitter. Maybe he was cuddling up with his girlfriend or something before work.......and she had on a cute glittery top or something. I would hate to think that a male nurse (or female but especially male) would put glitter on him/her self before showing up to work.
  4. by   puresass
    does he have kids? because i can remember a couple times when i was little that my dad let me paint his nails & curl his hair & then he got called into work unexpectedly... & we had no nail polish remover... soooo he had to go into work at the phone company with pink nail polish up to his knuckles.

    i'm definitely not saying it's professional, but maybe it's an explanation for the glitter?
  5. by   sissyboo
    No. Glitter is something that would come off with soap and water and stood out quite well with his black scrubs! He was kind of feminine acting--I have nothing against gay nurses!--but the glitter was clearly there on purpose!
  6. by   meownsmile
    I wont comment as to whether he did or didnt intend to have it on, but i will say there are body cremes/lotions that you can buy that have shimmer in it. Do you think he grabbed someone's (girlfriend or maybe the wrong stuff at the store) by mistake and didnt really realize he was "glowing".
    I know most guys are oblivious to that kind of thing. He may not have even realized he grabbed his mates lotion with shimmer.
  7. by   psalm
    ...glitter is not safe in the hospital setting. It can fall into a wound or sterile field. It could find itself in a specimen container or eye.

    ...and I have glitter I like to use occasionally, but not at work.
  8. by   mommy2boys
    I don't know about that nurse, but it is an easy mistake to make. I have a ton of lotions (many have glitter or shimmer in it), when my DH got a sunburn on his face he wanted some lotion for it. So I grabed the first bottle and told him to put some on. I didn't realize that it was a shimmer lotion and neither did he. After he put some on his face (w/o looking in the mirror) I kept staring at him. I realized that it was the shimmer lotion and kept it to my self. He went around the house for a couple of hours before he realized what he had done. So I can see it happening by mistake.

    Granted, if he would have had to go to work or someplace important I would have said something. But is was so funny looking at this tough guy cop and former Marine wearing shimmer lotion.

    Erin
  9. by   Bluehair
    Quote from mommy2boys
    I don't know about that nurse, but it is an easy mistake to make. I have a ton of lotions (many have glitter or shimmer in it), when my DH got a sunburn on his face he wanted some lotion for it. So I grabed the first bottle and told him to put some on. I didn't realize that it was a shimmer lotion and neither did he. After he put some on his face (w/o looking in the mirror) I kept staring at him. I realized that it was the shimmer lotion and kept it to my self. He went around the house for a couple of hours before he realized what he had done. So I can see it happening by mistake.

    Granted, if he would have had to go to work or someplace important I would have said something. But is was so funny looking at this tough guy cop and former Marine wearing shimmer lotion.

    Erin
    I have to admit that made me laugh out loud!!!!! Sounds like a Kodak moment - you could have used the picture for future bribery!!! How did you keep a straight face that long?!

    As for the glitter at work, in the words of Mr. T - "Foo!" If it wasn't an honest mistake, that would certainly make me wonder about the wisdom of other decisions that individual was making regarding patient care.
  10. by   mommy2boys
    Quote from Bluehair
    I have to admit that made me laugh out loud!!!!! Sounds like a Kodak moment - you could have used the picture for future bribery!!! How did you keep a straight face that long?!

    As for the glitter at work, in the words of Mr. T - "Foo!" If it wasn't an honest mistake, that would certainly make me wonder about the wisdom of other decisions that individual was making regarding patient care.
    It was very easy to do because he was acting like a BIG OLD BABY. I know sunburns can hurt, but it wasn't that bad. When I first noticed it, I stated laughing. He kept asking me what I was laughing at and I kept saying it was something on t.v.

    Erin
  11. by   GardenDove
    Not a great thing for the image of men in nursing. Most of the guys I work with like to be perceived as macho. Hetero men definately don't want nursing to be perceived as an enclave of gay men, no offense to any gay male nurses out there, but straight men going into nursing already have to deal with enough, they don't need something like this.

    The guys I work with like to discuss hunting and working on their cars.
  12. by   Multicollinearity
    I think the gender and/or sexual orientation of the glitter-wearer is irrelevant. Glitter is simply unprofessional in the work setting.
  13. by   samaletta
    If you say it was def on purpose.....Maybe he wanted to be a glittery for the day. If I was on good terms with him, I would have joked and asked what was up with the glitter.:roll
  14. by   EmerNurse
    I think glitter, or even excessive make-up or perfume are also in appropriate. The nurses I know who wear make-up at work look very professional, with natural looking colors, no glaring kiss-me red lips, or shimmering necks LOL. That said, I don't wear make-up for work except for a little concealer so my dark circles don't show so much (sigh). Honestly, I don't have the time or energy to pretty-up for work - too tired!

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