What do you wear to work?

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    Hello fellow nurses across the pond!

    My better half keeps saying he wants to move back to the UK. I keep telling him I canít because I couldnít wear a dress to work. He says uniforms are changing and that many nurses in the UK wear scrubs now. When we were visiting his mother in the hospital in Wales they were all wearing dresses.

    So, just for fun, what do you wear to work?
    :smilecoffeecup:

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    Most hospitals give you the choice of dresses or tunic and trousers now.

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    We have a choice. Dress or tunic/trousers, and if you work in ICU/HDU then scrubs are an option. Most of us are wearing scrubs.
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    Quote from scarymary
    We have a choice. Dress or tunic/trousers, and if you work in ICU/HDU then scrubs are an option. Most of us are wearing scrubs.
    Very nice! HDU? Is this hemodialysis?

    Thanks
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    Quote from Texas Tornado
    Very nice! HDU? Is this hemodialysis?

    Thanks
    HDU=High dependency unit
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    Most nurses in my facility wear scrubs or trousers and tunics, I haven't seen a dress since I worked there.
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    Periodically there will be nurses here in the US that choose to wear dresses. I don't think there is anything wrong with it if that is what you are comfortable with. With all the bending, squating and strange positions I end up in I just can't imagine. The tunic and pants would work though.

    Also as the picture showed, the upside down watch pinned to the blouse seems like a good idea. Certainly better in terms of infection control than the watch on my arm!
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    our trust actually states that wrist watches are not permitted for patient care areas so the fob watches are ideal as an alternative
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    I've always worn a fob watch.I can't imagine wearing a wrist watch as it can tear a frail residents skin and gather goodness knows what germs.
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    My uniform is very similar to that Sharrie pictured... I have three sets of trousers and tunics and two dressess. The no wrist wathc policy is firmly enforced, I could never imagine wearing a wrist watch to work now, it would feel odd.
    The only problem I had with my new uniforms was that my dresses were supplied 3 months before my tunics and 5 months before my trousers arrived!!!
    This is a reccuring habbit in my trust, and i've heard of it happening at others. Because the trousers are uni sex, priority is given to male staff, and there is always more demand for the tunic/ trouser speciality. (Some PAMs eg Physio only have a trouser /tunic option)

    I've heard of some people being allowed to wear their own trousers (on religious grounds) until a uniform set could be provided, but often you just have to wear a dress.
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