Our hospital is going to take away rental scrubs and force RN's to buy their own, giving them a tiny amount in compensation- supposedly enough to buy two pairs of the most basic, cheapest royal blue synthetic scrubs from a designated manufacturer. We can buy something more special such as cargo pant styles or kimono style tops, but, that extra cost comes out of our wallet. The nurses all have to have giant RN embroidered on their scrubs from this manufacturer. We are encouraged to donate our own personal scrubs to a charity.
We NICU RN's go in and out of the operating rooms. Is there an increase risk for infection going in with scrubs washed at home? Why do we have to wear this new uniform? Do any of you have to do this now? What do you think?