I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units - page 32

The other day a co-worker strolled in wearing a scrub top festooned with furry, smiling teddy bears. On an adult cardiac floor...REALLY? On various adult units I've seen Looney Tunes, Precious Moments, rainbows and clouds,... Read More

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    Quote from yousoldtheworld
    I personally feel brighter and happier when I wear "brighter and happier" scrubs. I'd rather come to work and take care of my residents feeling good than the drab potato sack feeling I had back when I was required to wear solid khaki colored scrubs.

    I will never understand why people care so much about what others wear. As long as a person is clean and well maintained, who gives a crap? Wear what makes you happy and spend more time focusing on your job than your coworkers' uniforms.
    Who gives a crap? Unfortunately, in this world, looks matter. We all want to be respected as professionals...yet we wear Looney Toons garb? Leave that for the kiddos to wear, please.

    I think solid scrubs, in brighter colors, still look very nice and professional.

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    I love my prints, but I prefer floral-like prints or butterflies. Nothing that looks "old." Teddy bears and rainbows and everything else you mentioned, though, is kind of ridiculous on adult units!
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    Although I wear street clothes to work now, I admit, I was quite glad to work at several hospitals that had required scrub colors. I had 4 sets and never had to think about what to wear ever.

    I do think our nurses look nicer in the blue and white also than a hodge podge of colors and such. All of our staff is color coded. I dont think the patients can tell, but it helps me to know when I am on the floor who is a tech and who is from pharmacy...
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    Im a nurse manager of the er and sicu, and this is a pet peeve of mine why adults would want to even do this is beyond me, and I am sorry but the next time I see the lpn from fastrack wearing the ugly bright yellow top with the black cat on it and pair them off with bright orange pants I personally am going to barf on her as you are just asking to be projectile vomited on, as this color yellow makes me and about half my nursing staff physically ill. Who makes these scrubs and think they are appropriate in any setting needs their brain examined.
    sauconyrunner likes this.
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    I'm a guy so I haven't seen scrub prints that are unisex/male. I'm in LTC so printed scrubs are commonplace.


    Though that doesn't stop me from looking for Hello Kitty scrubs, whenever I'm at the uniform store. I would love to see the reactions from my coworkers and patients.


    Seriously though, If I'm in the hospital I'd probably be wearing either white or solid colors.
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    I was blissfully unaware, in my loud colored cartoon scrubs, that there were so many uptight traditionalists in my chosen profession. Oh well.
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    Quote from tokyoROSE
    Who gives a crap? Unfortunately, in this world, looks matter. We all want to be respected as professionals...yet we wear Looney Toons garb? Leave that for the kiddos to wear, please.

    I think solid scrubs, in brighter colors, still look very nice and professional.
    If a person thinks I am not worthy of respect as a professional because I am wearing a cartoon print, then I don't care if I have their respect or not, personally. I will not refrain from wearing things I like and that make me happy (within my facility's dress code, of course) to fit into some antiquated idea of "professionalism" when it has nothing to do with my job performance.

    If a person prefers solid colors and feels good and professional that way, that's great. But don't try to police what is worn by others.
    Last edit by yousoldtheworld on May 22, '12
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    Yellow and orange, hmm. Would not go that route myself. (Halloween maybe - probably not as not a huge fan of orange.)But I rather like my new light blue scrub top with smiling frogs - it makes me smile too What's an LPN from fastrack anyway? Is that a school uniform you are talking about?
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    I'm all for cheering up my adult patients, but I'm not sure cartoon characters are the way to go here...in the hospital setting people already feel infantilized - how is Scooby Doo going to help the situation? (Unless it's Wonder Woman, of course).

    But seriously...it does look a little odd outside the peds unit.
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    Somehow these scrubs never fail to bring a smile on both my pediatric and adult patients in the ER. Adults reminisce childhood memories while younger kids thing of me as a friend.


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