New York Daily News
Tuesday Oct. 17th 2006
-Barbara M. Simpson writes:
"MEDICAL WORKERS NEED TO CHANGE
I have bben wondering if there is now a rule that persons who work in the medical field, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. can wear their uniforms in the streets, on the buses and on the trains.
Aren't they required to wear regular clothes to work and then change to their uniforms and change back after they have completed their tour of duty?
Every day you see white uniforms, blue uniforms [scrubs
] in the post office, in the stores, in the banks, in restaurants, on the streets. That kind of behavior is unsanitary."
I happen to agree, what do you guys think? I admit, I've been guilty of this as a student, after following the lead of my health care profession colleagues. But I realize I was wrong in doing so, & I'm willing to change. I always see scrubs on the trains, and we were taught in school to change once we get to the hospital & when we leave. Why do many of us do it? I believe we can do better as health care professionals.