A bunch of suits from corporate came into my building today. Here's their 'new' plan: all the RNs have to wear one color scrub, the LPNs another, the CNAs a third, rehab something else. I was dumbfounded. We gave up all that conformity years ago because our residents didn't want everyone looking the same. I tried to explain it to these guys but they insisted that families like it better because they know who is who. We shall see how far they want to push this.
And....they want us to spend money to get a badge maker that can use a picture for identification. I told them the cheaper way would be for us all to decide who we wanted to look like and paste THEIR picture on our badge.