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 hospital purchased and washed scrubs to the OR. It is not OK to put a hospital washed gown over our own scrubs. We have to wear the hospital scrubs or put a white jumpsuit over our scrubs.
What is the practice at your hospital? I have an issue if we are in an emergent state and a baby is in trouble, taking the time to change into different scrubs. Is there a standard or some evidence anywhere that says hospital scrubs are necessary?
Thanks in advance!!!!
Jul 30, '12
I believe the AORN standard is to wear hospital laundered scrubs in the OR. All OB staff at my hospital wear hospital laundered scrubs.
Last edit by alovelymother on Jul 30, '12