If you walk into any given hospital ,clinic or Dr. office, you will see many different colors of scrubs
and prints.They are very nice to look at, have a bunch of them myself. But, are we nurses blending in so well with all staff members that it can be confusing to the patients? Im sure we have all been in a situation where a nurses aide or lab tech were called a nurse by a patient. My nurse pin fell off one time and was found by housekeeping under a bed,I can tell you that was the last time I wore that gold pin to work. Sure, they give you a name badge with your name and title, but I have noticed even those are starting to look all the same.Just what are you all thinking about this.Should we reclaim the "uniform".
May 28, '04
This one has been done to death, too.
Some say yes, it's more professional and people can recognize nurses more readily this way.
Some say no, it's impractical.
I myself hate seeing esp. men in all white; to me, this harkens to days of insane asylums, straight jackets and the Good Humor man. All white on women reminds me of my frightening hospitalization as a child where the nurses were stern, on the verge of mean really, and scary-looking to me. The wards were NOT child-friendly in the 1960s and 1970s and I remember best what they wore. I still remember that feeling today. In Peds, it would seem a little bit less intimidating to wear the colorful fun scrubs they do today.
Myself, I work in OB where wearing starchy white is definately a wee bit on the impractible side. Esp since we do surgeries like csections and D and C's at the drop of a hat at times. The company provides our scrubs and I think that is the best way to go. No bringing creepy crawlies to or from home on our clothes.
Besides, I am all for variety. Professionalism is a behavior, not just what we wear. JMO.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on May 28, '04