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Whats with the scrubs?

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scattycarrot has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ITU/Emergency.

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Why do I keep seeing hospital workers out and about wearing their scrubs? I saw a nurse the other day(she had her name badge on) eating with her scrubs on in Subway and a doctor (same story) in a bar!!!! Whats with that. Has no-one ever heard of infection control? :barf01:

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Dolce is a RN and specializes in Day Surgery, Agency, Cath Lab, LTC/Psych.

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That's gross. I am a magnet for all sorts of bodily fluids when I'm working. I've been peed on, pooped on, bled on, coughed on...you name it. That's why I go home and immediately peel off my scrubs and take a shower. Going to a restaurant afterwards in my work clothes??? I don't think so.

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KellNY is a RN and specializes in High Risk In Patient OB/GYN.

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I work on a clean unit, many days I don't come into contact with any type of bodily fluid. I don't get pooped on, coughed on, peed on, bled on, etc, on a regular basis, and if i were to become "contaminated" then I'd change.

Yes, I am sometimes out and about with my scrubs on. I'm not apologetic about it at all. I'm not infecting anyone any more than i would be wearing my street clothes. So you can vomit emoticon all you feel the need to.

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ShayRN has 18 years experience and specializes in Corrections, Cardiac, Hospice.

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I work on a clean unit, many days I don't come into contact with any type of bodily fluid. I don't get pooped on, coughed on, peed on, bled on, etc, on a regular basis, and if i were to become "contaminated" then I'd change.

Yes, I am sometimes out and about with my scrubs on. I'm not apologetic about it at all. I'm not infecting anyone any more than i would be wearing my street clothes. So you can vomit emoticon all you feel the need to.

:yeahthat:

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Meeds specializes in Med surg, telemetry, LTC.

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Maybe they work in an area where they don't have a lot of pt contact?

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KellNY is a RN and specializes in High Risk In Patient OB/GYN.

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maby those people still wearing there scrubs maby they work in radiology but then again how long would it take to change your scrubs and then go out to eat.

Maybe the nurse was on break. Maybe she wasn't stopping home.

I work nights-sometimes if I get my 2nd wind, I'll run to the grocery store after work, and maybe grab a bagel or something-and yes--gasp!--sit and eat with my scrubs on.

Sometimes I get dressed in my scrubs in the afternoon, and then run some errands in the evening, or grab some dinner before heading to work.

I do have lots of pt contact, but again, I work on a clean unit.

I'm not jumping on you, dave, just saying that there are so many things we need to look at before likening nurses to Typhoid Mary or something.

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I am against wearing scrubs outside of a hospital for the same reason I am against wearing runnng shoes or sweats when not running or exercising. It's too casual. Next people will be going out in public in their pajamas.

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KellNY is a RN and specializes in High Risk In Patient OB/GYN.

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Next people will be going out in public in their pajamas.

What's wrong with that? it's too casual? :uhoh21: Wow-lucky you to have so few real problems that you have time to act as fashion police.

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Luv2BAnurse has 10 years experience.

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I am against wearing scrubs outside of a hospital for the same reason I am against wearing runnng shoes or sweats when not running or exercising. It's too casual. Next people will be going out in public in their pajamas.

Um....No kidding...I saw a woman in Wal Mart with her bathrobe and slippers on...no hair rollers though.

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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I wear street clothes, a blue long lab coat and a stethoscope around my neck. Yes, I do sometimes stop at the Starbucks that doesn't have the drive thru and go in and buy a cup of coffee.

In my area, pj's are common outer wear - the younger folks here wear them all the time. Personally, I do wear tennis shoes, sandals and am quite casual. I just don't feel the wearing of scrubs and/or pjs is so bad.

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