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- Jan 11 by Miiki SNQuote from psu_213I think its called a badge reel. I've been meaning to get one, but right now pressing my boobs up to the access card readers has been working for me. (They are mostly chest level.)In my state this is not just the dress code, this required by the state (I presume it is mandated by law).
I wear it on my neckline on one of the clips that has a roll of string that unrolls so that I can swipe the badge on something and then recoils (sorry, I don't know the exact name of such a device).
- Jan 11 by Glycerine82Neckline. Especially I you need it often to get into med room etc.
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- Jan 11 by KelRN215I 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.
- Jan 11 by Njrn2009Not 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!
- Jan 12 by CT PixieBoth 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.
- Jan 12 by nihaojailananother 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!
- Jan 12 by brilloheadQuote from HouTxFirst of all, I love it any time I get to see the word "fomite" used here.... I miss that Crusty Old Biter Bat thread!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.
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).
- Jan 13 by pfongkmine 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.