Quote from Murse901
I think it's good for staff to identify each other, but it doesn't work on patients. Patients assume anyone in scrubs is a nurse or physician.
I agree with Murse.. Imagine how many people in scrubs patients see during the course of their hospital visit: phlebotomists, xray, transport, housekeeping, discharge planners, house supervisors, CNAs, RNs, MDs, etc.. I WISH our hospital had uniforms by dept.. Instead, everyone dresses free-for-all, and patients are so confused and overwhelmed.
Also, if they have complaints or comments, they may not be able to identify the staffer without a uniform color. Personally speaking, I have been blamed for a bad blood draw by a phlebotomist, and it was next to impossible to get myself out of the hot seat. so infuriating.