Nurses please try to look a little more polished at work - page 12

to the smokers i work with, please do yourselves and patients a favor by brushing your teeth after smoking. the smell of smoke makes me gag, and i feel sorry for your already nauseated patients. to the supervisor that baths... Read More

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    I'm finding this debate very entertaining!
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    Quote from brandy1017
    I'm finding this debate very entertaining!
    Every 2 months or so we are do for one of these posts, also : will being a nurse make my dream of marrying a dr come true, should those that do it for the money be allowed to be nurses, nurses who are fat/smoke/drink/hang out in bars in scrubs, they are alll very entertaining threads.
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    I have to agree with the OP to some extent. In January, I had a second trimester pregnancy loss and I have been totally heartbroken. Last month, I went to the ER because I was having constant lower pelvic pains for three days straight. Turns out, I had retained placenta that apparently my D&E didn't get. Anyways, sorry for getting personal... My ER nurse has a friendly personality and knew what she was doing, but had these REALLY long fake nails with cheetah type tips. I was thanking the Lord when she didn't have to put in my IV. (This particular hospital has their own IV team that floats throughout the hospital). But, I was asking myself if those long nails were against the "dress code" per se. I mean, she works in ER... I can't even imagine all the gunk/germs that could be transmitted from patient to patient.
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    When I roll in at 6:00am or 6:00pm, I'm not so much worried about what the other nurses "look" like, but more what they HAVE or HAVE NOT done on the prior shift. You can get away with a mohawk if you started that Bowel Prep in a timely manner!

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    Never judge a book by its cover.. ya never know, the "untidy" nurses you refer to OP, may have been up all noc with a sick kid, unable to sleep, had a huge fight with the significant other. The list goes on and on..
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    OK, I've gotta have a pair of those.......the area below the breasts is one of THE worst places to sweat, but with triple-D's there's no way around it in the summertime. Can't wait to try 'em. Thanks for the link!
    there is also a product called Anti Monkey Butt powder - it absorbs sweat and reduces chafing...and it has a very very light scent - I coat my boobs in it!!
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    I dont know why you ladies are complaining. Make up is easy to put on. Just ask homer simpson and his makeup shotgun

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    What about bad breath?
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    Quote from nofern
    I may be wrong, but OnlybyHisGrace seems to have some kind of personal vendetta against someone! I have not known any nurse who smells like they bath in cologne. Where I work all nurses are required to keep their hair off their collar and are not allowed to have any unnatural hair color. Not everyone wants to wear make up and should not be forced expected to. As for wearing scrubs that do not show your curves - get a life! nurses do not deliberately wear scrubs that are too small. Oh yes, how do you have so much time to spend concerning yourself with how your colleagues present themselves for work everyday? Real nurses spend their time on patient care.
    Well, I sure have worked with some nurses who smelled like they'd marinated the night before in their fragrance of choice. Note: please, please, patchouli or Estee Lauder's "Youth Dew." If you have a co-worker with asthma or migraine, you have no idea how hard it is for them to work with that smell. I had to take a sick day once after spending all day inhaling patchouli.
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    i don't know how to directly quote the post and bring it over here, but here's the link, and it's post # 12. stemi. quiet.
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