I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units - pg.7 | allnurses

I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units - page 7

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... Read More

  1. Visit  fromtheseaRN profile page
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    Quote from GirlSmiley
    This is part of the reason I only come here to look at informative posts directly connected to the betterment of nurses and not to the petty and sometimes divisive nature that (sadly) often rears its ugly head. . There are people who are in dire need of caring and well-trained healthcare professionals, not people who are so paltry and whiny about, oh, no, SCRUB TOPS!! As long as the tops are neat and are within hospital regulations, why care? I have been in and out of hospitals throughout my life and I can't tell you what kind top the nurses assigned to my care were wearing. What stands out to me is the quality of care that was provided. I'm well aware of the rants and venting which are understandable, but scrub tops, really? Seems to me like the cattiness from the nurse's station may have spilled over to the message boards...
    this is actually the first piece of cattiness i've seen in this thread.
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  2. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    Quote from AlmostABubbieRN
    You did. While she is not a nurse, she is certainly performing nursing duties and working in the health care field. This dismissal of aides is offensive. Mine are my eyes and ears, some more so than others, and they are worthy of respect and certainly have a place in the nursing environment.
    being an experienced cna, still does not qualify one to understand the challenges of being a nurse.
    and it's just not cool to label the op as catty, since it shows a lot of naivete, arrogance and 'knowledge deficit'.
    furthermore, i felt it was a valid observation, which merited an informed response.
    but still, i'd like to know who's dismissing her cna experience?
    and how is said experience relevant to the op??

    leslie
    Last edit by leslie :-D on Jul 3, '10
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  3. Visit  morphed profile page
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    Quote from GirlSmiley
    This is part of the reason I only come here to look at informative posts directly connected to the betterment of nurses and not to the petty and sometimes divisive nature that (sadly) often rears its ugly head. . There are people who are in dire need of caring and well-trained healthcare professionals, not people who are so paltry and whiny about, oh, no, SCRUB TOPS!! As long as the tops are neat and are within hospital regulations, why care? I have been in and out of hospitals throughout my life and I can't tell you what kind top the nurses assigned to my care were wearing. What stands out to me is the quality of care that was provided. I'm well aware of the rants and venting which are understandable, but scrub tops, really? Seems to me like the cattiness from the nurse's station may have spilled over to the message boards...
    This is a nursing website. There are MANY different subcategories, all related to nursing, that are on this site. For example, you can go to separate forums for different nursing specialties and advanced practice. You can also go to forums regarding current nursing education. You can also go to forums that are specific to nursing in each of the states/regions of the country. And, I'm sure you'll be shocked to hear this, there is also a section about nursing attire, shoes and accessories. While scrub tops are not vital in nursing (ie you can provide the same care in many different tops), they are still a part of nursing. One day you may choose to discuss important things such as which medications are most proper in treating a certain symptom, and the next, you may choose to discuss scrub tops. I don't believe anyone neglected their patients to come talk about scrub tops.

    Someone posted the thread, and people, in their free time, responded. More than one area of discussion can occur at once. And why is it catty to discuss your personal preferences? My personal preference is that scrubs with cartoons and barbies and rainbows (outside of Peds/NICU) are tacky and that a professional should not wear them. I cannot bar anyone from wearing them, I cannot bar anyone from selling them, but I can come here and post my opinion. And tomorrow, the nurses that are tickled pink by their cartoon/barbie/rainbow scrubs will still wear them. This website is just about having a conversation. And I can assure you that while not integral to nursing, our discussion of scrub tops is certainly not forcing any patient to go without their "dire need of caring and well-trained healthcare professionals" being met.
    Last edit by morphed on Jul 3, '10
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  4. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    Quote from leslie :-D
    being an experienced cna, still does not qualify one to understand the challenges of being a nurse.
    and it's just not cool to label the op as catty, since it shows a lot of naivete, arrogance and 'knowledge deficit'.
    furthermore, i felt it was a valid observation, which merited an informed response.
    but still, i'd like to know who's dismissing her cna experience?
    and how is said experience relevant to the op??

    leslie
    Scrub tops and professional attire is a discussion that does not require the challenges of being a nurse.

    Many have said that they will welcome her opinion after she has had some experience. She has experience.

    I think her comments were a bit OTT. However, I think that responses were even more so.
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  5. Visit  Honey_Bee profile page
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    Quote from morphed
    Someone posted the thread, and people, in their free time, responded. More than one area of discussion can occur at once. And why is it catty to discuss your personal preferences? My personal preference is that scrubs with cartoons and barbies and rainbows (outside of Peds/NICU) are tacky and that a professional should not wear them. I cannot bar anyone from wearing them, I cannot bar anyone from selling them, but I can come here and posted my opinion. And tomorrow, the nurses that are tickled pink by their cartoon/barbie/rainbow scrubs will still wear them. This website is just about having a conversation. And I can assure you that while not integral to nursing, our discussion of scrub tops is certainly not forcing any patient to go without their "dire need of caring and well-trained healthcare professionals" being met.
    My sentiments, exactly! Like I mentioned in my previous response, I don't wear cartoon scrubs. And I do feel that certain attire, can influence how others (in the field) view nurses, to a certain extent. But I don't sit there in the hospital or any other facility, seething over the nurses who choose to wear them. I don't think anyone is losing sleep over this topic.
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  6. Visit  morphed profile page
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    Quote from AlmostABubbieRN
    Scrub tops and professional attire is a discussion that does not require the challenges of being a nurse.
    It does when you realize that nurses are still widely regarded as women who are there to kiss your boo boos away and not as an integral part of medical health care. Superficially, those scrub tops are (to many of us) not aesthetically pleasing, but on a much deeper level they add to the propagation of that stereotype. That is what is frustrating. You can wear all the ugly clothes in the world, but you have to realize how it affects the image of your profession.
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  7. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    Quote from morphed
    It does when you realize that nurses are still widely regarded as women who are there to kiss your boo boos away and not as an integral part of medical health care. Superficially, those scrub tops are (to many of us) not aesthetically pleasing, but on a much deeper level they add to the propagation of that stereotype. That is what is frustrating. You can wear all the ugly clothes in the world, but you have to realize how it affects the image of your profession.
    I am not regarded as such. I have tremendous autonomy and responsibility in my role and am respected by the physicians with whom I work. I also respect the LPNs and CNAs with whom I work.

    I have already stated that I am a whites-wearer so not only do I believe that appearance is integral to being perceived as a professional but further that I am willing to, in the view of some, capitulate to the atavistic view of nurses as boo-boo kissers.

    What I objected to was her contributions being dismissed not because her points were invalid but because it was assumed that she's just some little wannabe aide with nothing of worth to say. That, to me, is objectionable.
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  8. Visit  rn4lyfe08 profile page
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    I think that patients and parents/visitors all notice what types of scrubs you're wearing. The difference is that many adults don't really comment on them. However adult patients do tend to notice when you're not wearing your usual "cutesy" prints or patterened scrubs and usually ask me what happened to them; so apparantly they like them too. But I do have to admit that I am a pedi nurse; my best scrub moment.... having a toddler following me to the nurses' station smacking the "Patrick" figure from my Spongebob Square Pants covering my but while yelling "look mama, patrick!" I then had the delight of pointing out the other characters to the child. It made the child, parent, and me smile. Was very disappointed when the hospital switched to a single stuffy solid color.
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    Quote from AlmostABubbieRN
    What I objected to was her contributions being dismissed not because her points were invalid but because it was assumed that she's just some little wannabe aide with nothing of worth to say. That, to me, is objectionable.
    I agree with this. That said, I'm of the opinion that if there's a thread going on that doesn't interest you or you think is unimportant....skip it! Why does she care that people are interested in having a friendly debate in their free time?
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    Quote from klone
    I agree with this. That said, I'm of the opinion that if there's a thread going on that doesn't interest you or you think is unimportant....skip it! Why does she care that people are interested in having a friendly debate in their free time?
    Why has one poorly worded comment now gone for three pages? What does that say about us, that we can't just cut her some slack and let go of it already?
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    Quote from AlmostABubbieRN
    Why has one poorly worded comment now gone for three pages? What does that say about us, that we can't just cut her some slack and let go of it already?
    We're bored?
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  12. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    Quote from klone
    We're bored?

    LOL! I think you nailed it!
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  13. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    Quote from almostabubbiern
    scrub tops and professional attire is a discussion that does not require the challenges of being a nurse.

    true.
    but when it is r/t facets of our generally tainted (professional) image, then yes, it does correlate with being a nurse.


    many have said that they will welcome her opinion after she has had some experience. she has experience.

    not the experience that pertains to being a nurse and its subsequent issues.

    i think her comments were a bit ott. however, i think that responses were even more so.
    ok, we'll agree to disagree then.

    leslie


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