Wearing scrubs at the gym?? - page 3
by phieud 10,173 Views | 47 Comments
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
- 0Jan 6, '13 by claasrIF 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.
- 0Jan 27, '13 by CreamsodaI 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.
- 0Jan 27, '13 by kguill975I'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.
- 1Jan 31, '13 by mperal10I 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:
another from ktvu: Biologists Find Drug-Resistant Bacteria On BART Seats | www.ktvu.com
- 0Feb 6, '13 by juan de la cruz GuideI 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.
- 0Feb 7, '13 by CP2013Haha. 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.