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Head to Toe Red Scrubs

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Specializes in Pediatric. Has 5 years experience.

A coworker admonished another coworker the other day for wearing head to toe red scrubs, solid print. She said not only could it elevate someone's heart rate, it looked kind of sensual. Is this ridiculous? We don't have a dress code that features color restrictions. The only thing frowned upon is cartoon characters. I've heard looking at red can raise your pulse (and looking at blue can "calm" you) but this isn't a cardiac unit.

FlyingScot, RN

Specializes in Peds/Neo CCT,Flight, ER, Hem/Onc. Has 28 years experience.

We have an entire university school of nursing that wears red scrubs. Not only that they are, for the most part, attractive young ladies. Maybe we should let the dean of nursing know that they might kill someone. 😳

mirandaaa

Specializes in PCT, RN. Has 3 years experience.

We have an entire university school of nursing that wears red scrubs. Not only that they are, for the most part, attractive young ladies. Maybe we should let the dean of nursing know that they might kill someone. ������

OMG hahahaha.

My father could not stand the color red, would go ballistic, my mother knew not to wear red. Apparently, somewhere along the line he got too tied up with the "Lady in Red" syndrome. Too bad he is no longer with us so I could discuss this with him.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Really? I have never heard of anything so silly.

If it were me, I'd laugh at her admonishment and wear the red scrubs as often as possible.

When this overly-critical nurse has some kind of psychotic break.....don't say you didn't see it coming! :cautious:

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

Of all stupid things to criticize....

Just had a thought....I don't even have red scrubs but now I might go buy some. They'd certainly be handy for those heavy flow days when I can't quite get to the bathroom quick enough.....maybe that's why she wears them. :p

I know a nurse who does this everyday. He has long red hair too lol

@adele, does the nurse who admonished the coworker have an interest in color therapy and chakras?

Adele_Michal7, ASN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric. Has 5 years experience.

@adele, does the nurse who admonished the coworker have an interest in color therapy and chakras?

Lmao! You know, they might.. This is the Bay Area *snickers*

Adele_Michal7, ASN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric. Has 5 years experience.

I know a nurse who does this everyday. He has long red hair too lol

Gotta watch out for that red hair! Lol!

Adele_Michal7, ASN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric. Has 5 years experience.

Of all stupid things to criticize....

Just had a thought....I don't even have red scrubs but now I might go buy some. They'd certainly be handy for those heavy flow days when I can't quite get to the bathroom quick enough.....maybe that's why she wears them. :p

I think I'll order a set of them next paycheck. *handsup*

Adele_Michal7, ASN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric. Has 5 years experience.

Really? I have never heard of anything so silly.

Sadly, I have sillier stories! A DNS wrote me up once for wearing mismatched crocs. I was getting dressed too fast. 😩

Adele_Michal7, ASN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric. Has 5 years experience.

My father could not stand the color red, would go ballistic, my mother knew not to wear red. Apparently, somewhere along the line he got too tied up with the "Lady in Red" syndrome. Too bad he is no longer with us so I could discuss this with him.

Wow! My dad too.

Lmao! You know, they might.. This is the Bay Area *snickers*

I have heard various alternative healing practitioners discuss the meaning of red in similar terms as you described in your op. If the nurse has an interest in color therapy, they may not have been admonishing the coworker but declaring the effect that the color red is believed to have.

Or maybe it is like it seemed in your op, that they have a strong aversion to the color red and imposed it on the coworker.

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

@adele, does the nurse who admonished the coworker have an interest in color therapy and chakras?

Nah, red scrubs clearly mark a follower of R'hllor.

:p