HI, this is my first post, hope it works out ok. I am a nsg student set to graduate this Dec. with a BSN. I want to work in the NICU and had a probably silly question about their scrubs
...do NICU nurses dress from home and wear their own scrubs or do they change into hospital scrubs once at work like in L/D?
Sep 17, '06
[QUOTE=roxycat]No cover gowns. Scrubs provided by hospital, colour identifies seniority. Change at work in locker room on the unit. Uniforms washed at the hospital also.
Same here Roxycat, with darkest blue being the most senior sisters to palest blue for the nursery nurses. We also change at work, (in trouble if you arrive or leave in your scrubs!) but we take them home to wash, unless you are in isolation then you wear any scrubs available and send them to the laundry. We do however leave the unit to get food etc,(within the hospital) and dont wear any lab coats or coverings, havent done for a long time. Dont tend to gown up for babies either, just going from baby to baby, but if we are lifting them out would mostly wear a plastic apron. ALWAYS gloves for nappy care etc!
If we go to theatre for c/s, then we would change scrubs, shoes and gown up, but not to receive a baby from labour room.
Last edit by danissa on Sep 17, '06