Why Whites ? - page 5

On our unit , staff is only allowed to wear whites or a heart pattern top with white pants. Rumor has it that patients find whites more professional. Our staff is wanting the freedom of choice and is... Read More

  1. by   ShawnetteRN05
    I agree too with the name badge issue. Mine is constantly getting flipped around so that the back of the badge is facing the patient. I wear one that I had made in addition to the one provided by the hospital. The print on those things is so hard to read! How do they expect the elderly to read them!

    at our facility, we wear name badges with our name and title on both sides, so if it flips (like they tend to do) the other side still says the name/title
  2. by   Martibear
    Quote from nurse-lou
    I never had a nursing cap. At my hospital, we buy our own scrubs. I still stick with what I said earlier. If you want your patient to know who the nurse is, introduce yourself as such!
    I totally agree. Introduce yourself as soon as you walk into the room, take the extra time to check in with family members also to introduce yourself. I do that with every patient & I work in an ED where there isn't always much time. It only takes a few seconds!!!
  3. by   wooh
    Agree with getting non-medical staff out of scrubs. And if we all want to wear an identifiable color, why white? I've come to believe that the "back to white" campaign was started by menopausal women excited that they could again wear white pants without worry. Make that skinny menopausal women (because us bigger girls look like a cross between a marshmallow, the Michelin Man and the Pillsbury Doughboy.) How about we all wear navy blue? Or ceil blue? Or green? Sure, the traditional nurse wore white. The traditional nurse also sharpened needles, used mercury thermometers, and stood whenever a MD walked in the room. Should we go back to that too? Every nurse wears blue, the patients will figure out quick enough "blue means nurse."