C section attire - page 2

by jmdisque 2,559 Views | 11 Comments

We are having a discussion between OB and the OR. At this time, our nurses are able to wear their own scrubs to work everyday. Until recently, we wore our scrubs to the OR for c sections. Now, the OR has decided we need to wear... Read More


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    I work on an LDRP unit, and we all have to get our scrubs out of a machine and change at the beginning of the shift, and deposit them at the end of the shift (although some nurses who just do postpartum will wear their own scrubs in). The detergent that's used on ours is pretty harsh, too - and even within the same size, the scrubs will range from wrinkly bright blue elephant skin (new set) to faded pale blue sausage casing (old and shrunken set). We just changed our policy so that we aren't allowed to wear our own scrub caps anymore, either...very sad
    I do love not having to wash (or pay for!) my own scrubs, though. Plus the whole reduced rate of infections thing...that's nice too.
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    Quote from HappyrockRN
    I work on an LDRP unit, and we all have to get our scrubs out of a machine and change at the beginning of the shift, and deposit them at the end of the shift (although some nurses who just do postpartum will wear their own scrubs in). The detergent that's used on ours is pretty harsh, too - and even within the same size, the scrubs will range from wrinkly bright blue elephant skin (new set) to faded pale blue sausage casing (old and shrunken set). We just changed our policy so that we aren't allowed to wear our own scrub caps anymore, either...very sad
    I do love not having to wash (or pay for!) my own scrubs, though. Plus the whole reduced rate of infections thing...that's nice too.
    According to our boss, AORN says you just have to cover the scrubs you have on, so we just throw a jacket on over our scrubs on the way in the OR. And our infection rate is less than 1%. We've been wearing our scrubs for about 6 years.


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