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- by thelittledoe Jan 10This 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!
Left hip, right hip or neckline?
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- Jan 10 by Sun0408neckline..No chest pockets on my scrubs.. A lot of "male" scrubs have a chest pockets.
- Jan 10 by Miiki SNI wear mine along the neckline for school and work.
- Jan 11 by JBuddMost dress codes require the badge to be clearly visible, generally meaning on the neck line. Ours specifically prohibits wearing them on sleeves (think Dean and his cig pack), or on the waist.
If I put mine on the chest pocket, it would look like Oohlala's tassels swirling! I've done the safety pin thing, but usually just the neckline. If you choose to use a lanyard, make sure it has a breakaway latch so if it gets grabbed you can't be choked. I don't like them because when you lean over the darn thing falls into your working area, if not actually whacking the pt.
- Jan 11 by thelittledoeThanks for the replies! During CNA clinicals we wore them on our hip pockets, but that just didn't seem right. I really like the safety pin idea, so clever.
- Jan 11 by HouTxI 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.
- Jan 11 by psu_213Quote from JBuddIn my state this is not just the dress code, this required by the state (I presume it is mandated by law).Most dress codes require the badge to be clearly visible
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).