Is this badge holder too morose? - page 7
by kayruhh 12,294 Views | 71 Comments
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- 0Wow...lol...way to slam each other about the badge. My personal opinion is that we are in a profession. We need to look professional. All the badges are great but your school or facility may not even let you wear to "cute" badges because of uniform. There's no better way to say I'm here to take care of you by blinding your patient with the bedazzled badges as your caring for them.
- 0On another point, if we were working together and I saw "juicy" on your badge, I would not take you seriously. It's all about first impressions. Also, good luck with the male populations, and be ready for some nasty gossip. Don't get mad, you will have brought it on yourself.
- 0Quote from ALavalleeLmbo, walk in and tell them your here to give them their discharge instructions and you'll show them the way out. Bahahaha!!! Love it.This is completely off-topic but the original cameo reminded me of it.
Where I work the staff is allowed to "dress-up" for Halloween. I always thought it would be funny to dress as the grim reaper.
- 0Jul 1, '12 by shay&lynnQuote from Sweet_Wild_RoseAgree. Check out not only the facilities policy but the school's as well.You should really also check your facility's dress code, as this might be addressed there. Mine does- no badge holders that have any kind of logo, be it a drug company or Disney. It also just makes good sense that it would be something easy to clean with no small bits that can fall off and contaminate anything.
I have also seen a post for stethoscope jewelry. Not a good idea. Someone had mentioned about the jewels falling off as well as it hitting up against the stethescope while trying to listen to BP's or HR's giving false readings. Agree there.
We had a girl who had a stethescope cloth cover and was told to remove it for infection control.
While I love all things pretty as well, we have to keep in mind pt infection control and safety.
- 0Aug 8, '12 by RNsRWeOn these types of questions I always defer to what the general consensus is for professional presentation as well as a gold standard for infection control while at work.
I don't care what the badge clip depicts as long as it is a professional image, which is the same standard I hold for scrubs: if the design looks like it belongs on a six-year-old girl's lunchbox, it shouldn't be on your body.
And for infection control, I personally disapprove of anything that can't be wiped off with alcohol. I have been too-often surprised at what showed on the etoh wet-wipe when I thought there was NOTHING there to believe I'd ever want to wear something that COULDN'T be disinfected routinely. But I'm a bit OCD in that department compared to many, I suppose....otoh, because of that "flaw" I seriously doubt I'm the cause of the rampant hospital infections we so often speak of.