Hilton Head Hospital uniforms

  1. The State | 12/05/2006 | Hospital turning back clock a bit on nurses’ uniforms

    JAY KARR/THE (HILTON HEAD) ISLAND PACKET
    Hilton Head Regional Medical Center registered nurses Dale Lynam, left, and Sarah Larkby, right, show their current uniforms. Kevin Ashdown models the new standard.

    I'm so relieved to see that this made the front page of the Metro section.
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  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   Dixielee
    So the giant name tags with the letters RN don't mean anything? In reality, the only people this will help are other hospital employees who will know which department wears what color. Most patients will think any female wearing scrubs or a uniform is a "nurse", and any male wearing one is a "doctor".

    Now nurses and school lunch ladies will all be dressed in white. We will all look so professional in all white.

    As far as the comment...."what would a heart patient think if I came in wearing Sponge Bob?" I think he would just hope I had some morphine for pain and knew what to do in an emergency. I think this whole uniform thing is a crock. Hospitals are using this as an excuse not to hire enough nurses. HUMMMMM, the patients are unhappy and are not receiving adequate care....could it be we don't have enough nurses to do the work??, NAHHHH, it's because the patients don't know who works here. Oh well.....
    Last edit by Dixielee on Dec 5, '06
  4. by   P_RN


    Now I want to see an article about what *I* want my banker/grocer/teacher to wear.

    My opinion is valid isn't it?

    All bankers should wear a navy blue suit, white shirt and red tie.
    All grocers should wear tan chinos, a polo shirt and white canvas apron,
    All teachers shoule wear black pants/skirt, white or blue shirt and black socks and shoes. See I have an opinion.
  5. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from P_RN


    Now I want to see an article about what *I* want my banker/grocer/teacher to wear.

    My opinion is valid isn't it?

    All bankers should wear a navy blue suit, white shirt and red tie.
    All grocers should wear tan chinos, a polo shirt and white canvas apron,
    All teachers shoule wear black pants/skirt, white or blue shirt and black socks and shoes. See I have an opinion.
    LOL! 'Cause you know if I visit my kids' schools, I want to be able to INSTANTLY recognize an actual teacher, and differentiate him or her from the other staff. Can't have any confusion there on P/T Conference Day.
  6. by   GardenDove
    I don't like wearing blue, it's not my color. Other than that, they don't look terrible. They look like ordinary scrubs. I wonder who chose the design?
  7. by   oldshoes
    A lot of public elementary and high schools are also implementing uniforms now, or at least stricter dress codes. In general, all over the place, there seems to be a desire to bring back some of the formality that was lost in the last few decades. I understand why a lot of people don't want to go all the way back to white dresses and silly hats, but this is part of a broader trend.

    And, more importantly, It sounds like the nurses at that hospital, at least those who were quoted in the article, like the idea. That's what really matters.
  8. by   GardenDove
    I doubt if anyone is dumb enough to be interviewed for the paper and saying that the uniforms suck. Not a smart career move, that. :uhoh21:
  9. by   GardenDove
    I didn't read it correctly, I see the middle one is the new uniform and the other two are not.
  10. by   GardenDove
    I don't like the white pants, I avoid them during my period. I'm having really heavy ones lately with my advancing years...
  11. by   blueyesue
    I personally like the original two. I think the plain one is boring. Give me color!!!!!
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from P_RN


    Now I want to see an article about what *I* want my banker/grocer/teacher to wear.

    My opinion is valid isn't it?

    All bankers should wear a navy blue suit, white shirt and red tie.
    All grocers should wear tan chinos, a polo shirt and white canvas apron,
    All teachers shoule wear black pants/skirt, white or blue shirt and black socks and shoes. See I have an opinion.


    Having said that - I do like navy blue but HATE white pants. Hate them.

    steph
  13. by   RNOTODAY
    I just think that there are far more important and pressing issues going on in healthcare today than the uniform * color* of the RN. But thats just me.
  14. by   Sunflowerinsc
    Oh,no,no,no___________NOT white pants again!!!

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