Have a question regarding the wearing of scrubs
. REcently our facility started providing scrubs that we have to wear. We also got a new administrator who has a surgical tech background and that's it...????? Anyway, she has now stated that no one in scrubs(which is everyone) cannot leave the building to get lunch unless we change. Well, they are not offering time to change then leave then come back and change then eat. But...those who smoke can go outside and smoke in their scrubs but no one is to go to their cars if they need something out of it. Her rationale is this one phrase "sterile technique". Now, I know we're not sterile, circs aren't sterile, recovery is not sterile, preop is not sterile. I know there are some sort of rule here we should follow but I think this chick is just pulling crap out of her ass in order to mark territory. Our last administrator, also a surg tech and her instructor when she was in school didn't have such rules. If someone knows of a policy of this sort that makes sense please let me know.