I just started my clinical rotation for school last week and it's been really really great! I am in the LPN program at my school and we've just been doing bed baths and changing linens and charting but it's been awesome getting out of the classroom and 'getting my hands dirty' finally!
I just had a question for those of you out there with tattoos. I have several, most are covered by clothing except for one on my wrist. Our program and both hospitals we do rotation at have a strict 'no visible tattoos/piercing' policy when we're in clincials. Currently I use just white sports tape wrapped around my wrist to hide it, and that has worked out fine. Our instructors suggested either long sleeve shirts under your scrubs (but we're in South GA so it's already hot as heck here), or some kind of ACE wrap/bandage.
I know that most hospitals have tattoo policies and I am not sure that what I am doing now would fly once I am working at a hospital. I have also been wanting to get a tattoo on my shoulder that extends down partway on my upper arm, and I am sure scrubs would cover it but I would like to know what to do in case they don't. Does anyone currently working in a hospital have tattoos or know someone that does? What did you or they do to cover them? What is acceptable at your hospital?