Hospital Name Badge, Silly Question - page 2

This might be a silly question, but where do you put your hospital name tag? I see that most people wear it on their chest pocket, but I just looked at my scrubs and they only have hip pockets! ... Read More

  1. by   KelRN215
    I no longer have to wear a name badge as I no longer work in a hospital but, when I did, I always wore mine on a lanyard. And yes, it did have a quick release snap but I was never worried about being choked with it.
  2. by   Miiki
    Quote from psu_213

    I've seen some female staff do this and a few of them border on the risqu (not sure if that intentional or not).
    I usually lift the ID up a little so I'm not smushing myself against the reader.
  3. by   Njrn2009
    Not a silly question! I wear mine on my neckline if I don't have a pocket on my top. I am also able to wear it on a laynard, but prefer not to ever since I got the blasted thing tangled up around a trach tube and almost tore the tube out of my poor patient!
  4. by   CT Pixie
    Both my school and the hospital we are affliated with require that the name badge be worn at eye level (ie:neckline). I wear mine on the neckline of my scrub top. We have no pockets on our tops so thats the only place the clip will stay.
  5. by   nihaojailan
    another vote for the badge reel as i feel iffy getting up close and personal to our card readers and taking it in and out of a pin to access readers in our computers and iv pumps. HAH!
  6. by   brillohead
    Quote from HouTx
    I agree - stay away from lanyards in patient care areas. I have seen many instances of 'accidental' dislodgement of IV lines (including central & swanns!) as well as ET tubes, trach tubes, etc... when they get tangled with a lanyard. Also - very icky - in terms of dangling fomite around one's neck.
    First of all, I love it any time I get to see the word "fomite" used here.... I miss that Crusty Old Biter Bat thread!

    Secondly, I have a clip on mine that will hold onto the fabric of my scrubs, not just a pocket/neckline edge. I pinch a little bit of fabric just below my left shoulder, then apply the clip. When/if I'm ever to the point that I'll need to use my badge to gain access to Special Locked Areas, I'll go the badge reel route (you can find a lot of cute ones on Etsy and Ebay).
  7. by   pfongk
    mine just clips to the collar of my shirt. There's a couple of uniform items that don't have collars but I've only ever seen them worn by admin who wear a different type of name badge.
  8. by   Racer15
    I stick my badge on my neckline with a retractable badge holder.
  9. by   weemissnaughty
    My name badge is just my student card in a holder, i usually put it on my right hand pocket of my top -as does most nurses i know- (at the bottom of the top) but my charge nurse in the last ward i was in wanted them on the neckline x
  10. by   shamrokks
    remember that putting it around your neck is a hazard...a choking hazard that is. Not all patients are nice.
  11. by   Sun0408
    Quote from shamrokks
    remember that putting it around your neck is a hazard...a choking hazard that is. Not all patients are nice.
    Mostly they try and choke you with their tele leads tho hehe.. True story