Wearing scrubs at the gym?? - page 3

by phieud

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I went to the gym today and saw a male nurse lifting in his scrubs. I was a little bothered by it because I would think it would be unsanitary for someone to be working out in their hospital uniform, so I approached him and this... Read More


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    Quote from adnrnstudent
    I wear my scrubs to the bar.
    get out of here... ha~! i did that once... but on Halloween. Vagina Magnet.
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    IF he was coming from work and was working out in the SAME scrubs he was nursing in, yeah, not very cool for him to be so inconsiderate to possibly infect anyone/everyone at the gym. IF he was working out in the clothes and THEN went to work, that too is unprofessional and unhygienic if he is sweaty and/or smelly. Also, he could pick up an opportunistic bug a the gym just waiting to infect an immunocompromised patient somewhere. Very irresponsible. You don't know 100% what the deal is here unless you ask. Guess what... you aren't the CIA of healthcare and it is probably better to mind your own business. Say what you want to him but know that you should mind your own business.
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    I think he was just trying to be "cool". How thats cool I dont know, but I would see people around wearing the local hospital scrubs that specifically say "do not remove off property", with the big local hospital system logo. Sometimes people really do think their THAT cool to do that. Me I think theyre lame. Get some gym pants.
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    I've worn scrubs to the gym, and I didn't think twice about it. On the other hand, I work in the OR, so the scrubs we wear inside the OR are put on and taken off at work. If you had approached me, I probably would have laughed. You actually saw him in scrubs, but how many people used that machine before you got there? Were they in scrubs? Did they wipe off the machine after using it? I recommend that you wipe off the machine before and after using them, and stop interrogating people.
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    Quote from bringonthenight
    umm you were the rude one. Who approaches a stranger and comments on their outfit in a negative way!

    Your the regina george of nursing students!
    hahahaha this one cracked me up!!
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    I know this thread is about two months old. Anyways I understand where you're coming from, but it really isn't that big of a deal. There might have been times where you have gone to your gym and used a piece of equipment (not knowing that someone 20 minutes before you in pathogen covered scrubs) used it, and you were fine. My point is that, whether you see a guy/gal in dirty scrubs at the gym working out on a weight lifting bench or whatever, it wont change the fact that you'll be exposed to pathogens. because you'll never know who used it before you.

    If what I said doesn't make sense, then take a look at the BART system in San Francisco. All their seats are covered in MRSA and other harmful bacteria, and people sit on them everyday. They go into their cars and sit on the drivers seat. They go home and sit on their sofa, etc.. most are fine.
    Just food for thought.

    Here's an article from NYTimes:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/06/us...anted=all&_r=0

    another from ktvu: Biologists Find Drug-Resistant Bacteria On BART Seats | www.ktvu.com
    Hygiene Queen likes this.
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    i would only harass that person if they got into the power rack and started doing curls... ahhaha. squats and dead Lifts ftw~!
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    I work-out at the medical center campus gym at my place of employment (great place, employee discount on membership). Sign on the wall specifically states only work-out attire is allowed within the exercise areas which excludes jeans, sandals, scrubs, etc. The medical center gym itself is open to the public for membership but I see attendings, residents, nurses, PCA's, RT's who I work with at the gym and not a single time do I see anyone wearing scrubs while working out.
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    Haha. I go grocery shopping, hang out at the mall (like its 1999), dog park...pretty much anywhere in my scrubs. They're comfortable. I just get used to them. They're always clean.

    Maybe this guy was wearing clean scrubs?

    Personally I don't work out much because I hate tight fitting spandex filled workout gear. Can't say I blame him. But that's just the thought of a lady PCT of 2+ years and last semester nursing student.
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    I do zumba in my clean scrubs. The scrubs were purchased by me, and they are not designated for work use. If someone approached me while I was working out to determine if they were clean, I would laugh too.


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