Change of clothes for clinicals/work?

  1. Reading another thread got me wondering, just how many changes of clothes do you bring to clinicals/work? I mean, if you get covered in blood/poop/whatever, you need to change right?

    Just curious
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  3. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from FutureNurse2005
    Reading another thread got me wondering, just how many changes of clothes do you bring to clinicals/work? I mean, if you get covered in blood/poop/whatever, you need to change right?

    Just curious
    I don't know if it will be every hospital I do clinicals at, but the hospital that I did my Mat/Child rotation we wore the surgical scrubs that the hospital provides. So, if anything were to get spilled on us we would just go to the locker room and put on another pair.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Since our pants are white, i have a spare pair that i keep in my locker at work (clinical site is also my place of employment). They came in handy to loan out to someone in my class when she stood too close to a puddle and a transit bus ran through it.

    Maternity, ER, OR, and oncology have their own scrubs that the employees and students must wear. The student scrubs for those depts. have white strips that go down the sides of the shirt and the pants.
  5. by   CarVsTree
    I don't bring a change of clothes. If we're doing something that is messy we can and should wear a gown over our clothes. I suppose if something unexpected occurred we courld scrape up some scrubs to wear or go home for a change of clothes (depending on how close home is of course).
  6. by   KimRN03
    Most hospitals will let you change into a pair of their scrubs if you end up getting something on you. Just remember if you think you can get something on you, wear a gown over your clothes. Isn't nursing wonderful!?

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