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I'm probably suffering from too much time on my hands before school starts....

1) What is 'standard' to put on stethoscope ID tag? I was thinking first initial, last name?

2) If you normally wear an underwire bra, do you also wear one at work or do you opt for something more comfortable like a sports bra?

3) Glasses vs. contacts in a clinical setting. Thoughts?

celtchick68

Specializes in Emergent pre-hospital care as a medic.

For my stethoscope ID I've just got my first name (Jillian) since there aren't an abundance of others with that name around here.

I always wear a sports bra for comfort and because most of my other bras usually have a strap that falls down constantly.

I don't wear glasses but would prefer them over contacts in a clinical setting because they do protect the eyes somewhat from direct spatter from blood/spit etc better than contacts.

that's my $.02

1) what is 'standard' to put on stethoscope id tag? i was thinking first initial, last name?

i have my first initial and last name. while my name isn't as common as say jennifer or mary, it isn't an uncommon one. i am usually the only one with my name but on occasion i have worked with other "pixie"s.

2) if you normally wear an underwire bra, do you also wear one at work or do you opt for something more comfortable like a sports bra?

maybe i'm an odd one but i don't find sports bras comfortable at all, i never wear them. the 'girls' are just too close for comfort. haha

3) glasses vs. contacts in a clinical setting. thoughts?

i'm fortunate enough even at my age to not require glasses (even for reading). however, if i did require them, i'd opt for contacts. nothing would drive me more crazy than being gloved up and having glasses slipping down my nose.

thanks for the replies!

for my stethoscope id i've just got my first name (jillian) since there aren't an abundance of others with that name around here.

i always wear a sports bra for comfort and because most of my other bras usually have a strap that falls down constantly.

i don't wear glasses but would prefer them over contacts in a clinical setting because they do protect the eyes somewhat from direct spatter from blood/spit etc better than contacts.

that's my $.02

i've never met anyone with my name, so i'd be pretty safe with that, i just wasn't sure what was common practice. i thought the same thing about glasses, but i'm also worried about them slipping.

2) if you normally wear an underwire bra, do you also wear one at work or do you opt for something more comfortable like a sports bra?

maybe i'm an odd one but i don't find sports bras comfortable at all, i never wear them. the 'girls' are just too close for comfort. haha

3) glasses vs. contacts in a clinical setting. thoughts?

i'm fortunate enough even at my age to not require glasses (even for reading). however, if i did require them, i'd opt for contacts. nothing would drive me more crazy than being gloved up and having glasses slipping down my nose.

i have a few sports bras that just make me hot! i'm trying to decide which would be less uncomfortable. maybe it's time to find some new bras.

i'm worried about that exactly with glasses. i don't currently wear contacts, but i have in the past. i may go get a prescription so i can wear them if my glasses bother me.

3) I prefer glasses; I like the idea of having a layer of hard plastic between my eyes and "the world" at work. Sure, they're not as protective as genuine safety glasses, but they're a lot more protection than just being "bare-faced."

GitanoRN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR.

for my stethoscope id i've just got my first name (jillian) since there aren't an abundance of others with that name around here.

i always wear a sports bra for comfort and because most of my other bras usually have a strap that falls down constantly.

i don't wear glasses but would prefer them over contacts in a clinical setting because they do protect the eyes somewhat from direct spatter from blood/spit etc better than contacts.

that's my $.02

this topic strikes me funny for the mere reason that we were just chatting the other day during lunch pretty much the topic on hand. having said that, one of my colleagues kept readjusting her bra strap, when we began addressed the subject. therefore, on

1. most of us have first initial & last name.

2. on the bra issue is 50/50 for the sport/bra and the wire bra. and 1 nurse that likes to leave her "girls" move freely or shall we say "go commando" :eek:

3. on the vision we are tied again 50/50 for the contacts & the glasses.

and that's our 2 :twocents::twocents: worth on the subject :cool:

I have glasses and I often wonder if I should wear my contacts instead. I don't find my contacts comfortable so I think it would bother me, but at the same time I hate when my glasses slip when I'm gloved up, and I hate having to take my glasses off to put goggles on (I don't like the big ones that fit over glasses, and as I'm still a student we are required to wear goggles in situations where most nurses don't). So I too am on the fense as to which might be best.

Hay, RN

Specializes in Med-Swing/Rehab.

i'm probably suffering from too much time on my hands before school starts....

1) what is 'standard' to put on stethoscope id tag? i was thinking first initial, last name?

i have a cute pedipal tag with my last name on it.

2) if you normally wear an underwire bra, do you also wear one at work or do you opt for something more comfortable like a sports bra?

i wear the same bras for work that i do when not at home.

3) glasses vs. contacts in a clinical setting. thoughts?

i don't wear either but a lot of nurses wear contacts and always complain about dryness, etc.

not sure how to work that as a quote and make it work right.

I'm in between with the glasses and contacts. I'm dedicated to contacts full-time but I do think I need to give them a break time to time and wear my glasses. So like others say 50/50

Purple_Scrubs, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing.

I cannot tolerate contacts for 12 hours straight, so I would go with glasses if working in the hospital. I also agree with others that they give a bit of protection against the nasties as well. I'm a school nurse, so I do not work 12's and it is (usually) "cleaner" than the hospital, so I will occasionally wear my contacts.

I wear a non-underwire bra that is also not a sports bra. I'm, er, top heavy, and most sports bras do not give me much support. This way I get comfort and support all in one.

I have my full name and credentials engraved into my steth tubing. Was a graduation gift from my Mom.

dandk1997RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology.

I've tried several times over the years to wear contacts (highest moisture content available brand) at the hospital, and never had any luck. It is far too dry there, and I always end up looking like I have been doing drugs, which doesn't exactly give your patients and co-workers the best impression....

1) what is 'standard' to put on stethoscope id tag? i was thinking first initial, last name?

i was just wondering the same thing about what to put on my stethoscope id tag. since i have a pretty common last name, i am unsure on what to put. ??

2) if you normally wear an underwire bra, do you also wear one at work or do you opt for something more comfortable like a sports bra?

sports bras really annoy me so i will not be wearing one of those!

3) glasses vs. contacts in a clinical setting. thoughts?

i don't wear glasses/contacts but would imagine that glasses would be easier

Indy, LPN, LVN

Specializes in ICU, telemetry, LTAC.

If you are in school, put your name and the name of your program on it so they will know not to search for an employee but a student.

Glasses are great, as long as they fit. I saw a coworker open an alcohol pad once and by sheer freak accident, the alcohol squirted into her eye. NOT good. Poop, pee, wound mess, all sorts of bad things fly at your face so glasses are my friend.

Bras are personal... I just prefer that it fits properly, does not constrict movement, and does not cause pain. I like the "foundations" meaning underwear to be right where I put them, the whole shift and not cause me to think about them. Also I am a bit modest and wear a shirt under every scrub top, even in summer heat when it might be a tank top under there.

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