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Last name on badges? - page 3

I have worked in several different facilities and have several different experiences with last names on name badges. In a recent post regarding color coding scrubs r/t hospital role a reply was... Read More

  1. Visit  Acosmo27 profile page
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    I completely agree.. I work as aide on a postpartum floor and we also circulate working as clerk.. A husband came up to me irate, cussing me out because we couldnt microwave his wifes food (policy).. I politely told him he could go to the 2nd floor to microwave it himself however we were not alowed to do so.. This man would not let it go.. he came back about 6 different times to yell at me.. I honestly was afraid he was going to look at my name and find me outside the hospital.. when he finally left I looked down at my name badge and let out a huge sigh of relief when I saw it was turned around backward.... scary!!

    Many people that I work with have white tape over their last name so that it cannot be read.. I may do that too
  2. Visit  BrnEyedGirl profile page
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    I have my first name and last initial on my badge,..but I realize that when I sign my name in the chart I sign my first initial, last name and RN (JDoeRN). If anyone wants to know who I am they just need a copy of their medical records! I've never had an issue with this,..although I must admit that I am not comfortable if someone asks me what my last name is.
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  3. Visit  NurseWannabe1129 profile page
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    I never really thought of this but now that I've seen this post I will definitely do more to protect myself. Tape, here I come!
  4. Visit  BanoraWhite profile page
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    If someone were to ask my last name I'd ask why. If they wanted it to make a complaint or something I'd just tell them to put my first name, what day and time and area I worked. If there was two of us working in the same area with the same name I'd give them my surname first initial (IE Banora W.)

    I've never faced this before, but that's what I would do.
  5. Visit  jRN2be profile page
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    First of all, last names should not be put on name badges. The patient has no medical reason to need to know your last name. Your boss and Admin are the only people to know- The co-workers that I have worked with for a year now dont even know my last name!
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  6. Visit  pers profile page
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    I covered mine with tape but when I went to get a replacement badge HR noticed I'd covered it up and offered to leave the last name off my new badge! Several coworkers replaced theirs and requested it be without the full name as well.
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  7. Visit  GooeyRN profile page
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    The psych place I work does not put last names on badges. The med/surg hospital I work DOES. I have no problem with that. It is a small community hospital, and everyone already knows who I am and where I live anyway. There really is no hiding your name there, since most of the patients are my neighbors and/or people from the church I attend. If it were a city hospital, I would cover it with tape.
  8. Visit  Elvish profile page
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    My first and last name are on the badge. I've not had any problems. That said, my phone number is listed under my maiden name and I live a fair distance away from work.

    People who work in the ED and psych have their first name, along with their titles, on the badges. (Elvish, RN)
  9. Visit  rnlately profile page
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    Quote from GooeyRN
    The psych place I work does not put last names on badges. The med/surg hospital I work DOES. I have no problem with that. It is a small community hospital, and everyone already knows who I am and where I live anyway. There really is no hiding your name there, since most of the patients are my neighbors and/or people from the church I attend. If it were a city hospital, I would cover it with tape.

    You must live in Mayberry with me...............lol.
  10. Visit  RNperdiem profile page
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    I'm not worried. My name is so generic and commonplace, that someone would need to do some research to find exactly which person I am in any directory.
    Doctors appear in the papers with full names and pictures; I wonder if they have problems with harassment?
  11. Visit  MedSurgeMess profile page
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    2 of my coworkers and myself have had men show up at our front doors wanting to "thank" us for our great care. All 3 had found us in the phone book and by asking about where we lived (from coworkers). None of the 3 of us were home alone at the time, thank goodness, and our husbands let the men know that we are already taken. After reporting this to HR, last names went off of badges, and training added so that information was not given out. Luckily, my facility feels that privacy works both ways, not just in favor of the patient!
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  12. Visit  gonzo1 profile page
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    If some guy showed up at my front door I would ask him if he wanted to help my husband do the floors and the laundry.
    I'm sure he would appreciate the help.
  13. Visit  MedSurgeMess profile page
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    He-he, maybe we shoulda done that!


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