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Mywords1 specializes in nursing ethics.

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I know this is a minor issue but I am curious when nurses change into their uniforms? At the clinic or hospital, or at home? I assume you don't wear uniforms or scrubs at home?

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I wear mine to and from work. Unless you’ve managed to solid it with someone else’s fluids you aren’t spreading anything.

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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I change at work, but that's because I'm OR and required to wear hospital laundered scrubs.

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Mywords1 specializes in nursing ethics.

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Judging from the sparse replies in this section and my question about where you change  uniforms,  are these issues too personal or uninteresting to you?

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12 minutes ago, Mywords1 said:

Judging from the sparse replies in this section and my question about where you change  uniforms,  are these issues too personal or uninteresting to you?

I think you answered this in your original post:
 

On 4/12/2020 at 10:18 AM, Mywords1 said:

I know this is a minor issue but I am curious when nurses change into their uniforms? ...

At my facility it is the same as what Rose Queen described, only those nurses required to wear hospital issued scrubs change into and out of them at work.

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15 minutes ago, Mywords1 said:

judging from the sparse replies in this section and my question about where you change  uniforms,  are these issues too personal or uninteresting to you?

Neither, they've just been discussed repeatedly. Here's a sampling.

 

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JadedCPN has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU.

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I put my scrubs on at home and I take them off at home. I don't do any of that stripping in the garage, wiping my shoes down and throwing everything in the wash before I step foot in the house that I know some nurses do (nothing wrong with it, for the record) just because I'm not a big germophobe. 

And yes, this has been discussed over and over again over the years on this forum which is why you might not be getting the replies you were expecting.

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barcode120x has 5 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Telemetry.

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Because of the current world situation we're in, more of my coworkers are changing at the hospital. They've added chairs and tables to some of the staff restroom to accommodate. Ideally we probably should be changing at work...but I'm too lazy and I always like to bring the minimum to work and hate carrying around bags.

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DavidFR has 30 years experience and specializes in Oncology, ID, Hepatology, Occy Health.

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In the UK I changed at home and didn't think it was weird. Most nurses did it.

Now I work in France where you would never leave the hospital in your uniform and I think that's correct. For all the infection control reasons under the sun I think it's better. I shudder now when I think of nurses I saw in the UK leaning over a meat counter in the supermarket for example. I've even seen nurses in uniform drinking in pubs in the UK. Make your own judgement.

French hospitals make it easy for us. Uniforms provided and all laundry taken care of in house. Locker room facilities provided to everyone. At my currrent hospital we get two days "journées d'habillage"  I.e. two extra days holiday a year that clerical staff don't get to compensate us for the time we spend changing in the locker room before and after a shift. We really have no reason to travel to and from work in uniform, and if you did, the reaction would be utter horror.

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