Dress or scrubs? Females ONLY!!!! - page 4
Hi I sometimes work in a pretty good unit of co-workers and the question came up from another young nurse that she'd prefer to wear dresses again instead of pants stated it looked more... Read More
May 19, '04Occupation: icu nurse Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 10,260; Likes: 233[QUOTE=spiritus]Quote from gwenithI have been looking on both the ANF and the QNU websites and can't find this but I can tell you that it is so well accepted over here that virtually no-one wears dresses anymore.There is some pretty convincing research that proves that you are far more likely to sustain a back injury if you lift wearing dresses than pants.
That for me is the end of the argument - I am not doing my back in for fashion.
How sensible!! Practical, even...but, please, tell me, if you don't mind a nosy
Yank asking, WHERE did you find this research?? I'm ALWAYS looking for evidence based stuff to throw at my tutors, because it really makes them
I agree that are comfort all the way, but the hospital won't allow us to wear scrubs if we are NOT on a surgical ward...so, we have to wear our uniforms, and usffer in silence...anyway, thanks!!
In fact it is only common sense you bend differently when you wear a dress. If you want to move patients (we have a no lift policy) you have to stand with you backside out. You can not do this is a dress- skirt yes dress no.
As for evidence based practice try this site http://www.joannabriggs.edu.au/about/homeAlt.php#
May 19, '04Occupation: Class of 2008 !!! Joined: Sep '03; Posts: 2,978; Likes: 78Quote from Pat53Hehehehe :chuckle Sounds like the outfit I wore for halloween! (white nursie dress with knee highs) Only I wore knee high boots...the only time a girl can dress up as a street walker and get away with it is at halloween. NOT implying nurse's dresses all look trashy...you had to see this one.If someone wants to wear a dress, that's ok with me.
I think where I work most all wear . One female wears a few outfits that remind me of pajama top and bottom. I've never seen the type she wears in any catalog or store.
What I don't like is seeing someone wear white knee highs with a dress or long shorts (which are allowed in the summer).
May 19, '04Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 5I think people should wear whatever they like and feel comfortable in, however I do think nurses look more professional with some whites. I wear various print and colored tops with white pants and jackets. This way I enjoy feeling comfort, with some color, but patients know I am a nurse, not a cafeteria worker. I don't care to look as if I am in pajamas all the time. You can hardly find a dress. I would say that was optional.