I can count at least 5 different kind of fluids that splashed my uniform (white) while during clinicals (i'm only at the beginning, i know there's more). Yet the next day I'm expected to show up with a clean uniform.
I'm sorry, but I can't afford 4 pairs of uniforms, and if I did the washing the day before it wouldn't be dry before 7am rounds.
I know many people that wear the same uniform day after day if there is no physical sign of a stain. I refuse to do this, i hate to think that what bacteria I encounter and would pass on--- though oddly enough, I have to wash it at home!
I mean, even the cleaning staff have hospital scrubs!
The only way to get hospital scrubs is if you are on payroll and I find this absolutely ludicris--- and as they are also students and not employees, I highly doubt that the med students I see walking around in scrubs, buy them.
I'm just frustrated. This hospital is an integral part of the university and it's where we'll be for 4 years (2 and a half left, but who's counting?).
Sorry, needed to vent as I just pulled my uniform out of the machine...