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Are nurses able to shower after shift?

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Hi I was wondering if most employers have locker rooms with showers so staff can shower after shift and then go home. Well clock out, shower then go home.

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This would be a question to ask of your employer. People usually go home right after work.

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Locker room with no functional shower for me. Most of us just go home and go about our normal lives, unless there was some major contamination with blood/feces/other body fluid. The only reason I even have access to a locker room? Working in the OR. The general floors don't even have that.

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You are all correct. It depends on the facility. I will just have to ask the employer and find out. Thanks for everyone's input.

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Even if a shower were available, many people can't get out of the building fast enough when their shift is over!

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psu_213 has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant.

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The vast majority of nursing break rooms I have seen (as a CNA, during school, on the job as an RN) do not have showers in them. Even if they did, I would not use them.

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I have never showered at work after my shift. My hospital does have showers in the locker rooms however.

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Our facility has showers in the break and locker rooms. Personally, I wouldn't dare use it. I have a change of clothes in my locker, however. If I get bodily fluids on my scrubs that are "contaminated" or is enough to make me feel uncomfortable I just change and shower at home.

The availability of a shower will depend on the facility.

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NicuGal has 30 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in NICU, PICU, PACU.

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Only our resident call rooms have them.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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The only showers I've seen are decontamination showers aside from medical resident call rooms.

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BSNbeDONE has 34 years experience as a ASN, BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health.

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Just the thought of removing anything but my jacket at the hospital gives me the creeps!:nailbiting:

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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Just the thought of removing anything but my jacket at the hospital gives me the creeps!:nailbiting:

If I'm covered in hydrofluoric acid then hose me down in a decon tent but other than that send me home. I hated showering in the hospital as a patient!

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