Nursing Patients requires a lot of physical effort. Nurses or scrubs have to be on their toes, all through the day. Be it for taking the blood-samples of patients or running around from floor to floor for various CT’s and test results. The most important aspect that gets the nurses going through their tedious and hard routine at work is their clothing. It is foremost to be comfortably dressed and also look professional no matter what work the nurse does; as they are representing the hospital or the medical office they are employed in. Patients are reassured that they are in the right hands when they see a competent and qualified nurse. Nurses accentuate the image of the hospital.
Here we list some of the fashion faux pas that are to be avoided by nurses while on duty
Cleanliness in next to Godliness: The first and foremost thing that anybody will notice on you is how clean you look. Undoubtedly, a nurse’s job is physically demanding as they are required to pull, push and lift things on a daily basis, but no matter what work you do, looking your best is always a necessity. Be it your personal hygiene or the cleanliness of your attire. A shabby stained image (no matter whatever the excuse) is definitely not a pleasant sight. Presenting a clean, professional and hygienic image shows that you care about your patients in just the same manner as you care about yourself. Please ensure your scrubs are close to the original color and not faded due to frequent washing, or show an ugly stain of grease or body fluid etc. not forgetting to keep your shoes clean too. Even they form an important aspect of the whole attire.
No Cleavage please: Wearing a V-cut Scrub top that is way too low for your comfort or the comfort of others who can’t help but stare, is a big ‘no-no’ considering the atmosphere and work-place. No doubt V- cut suits almost every body type in men or women except for the restrictions of heavily gifted women with full bosoms or the extra hairy men with their hair peeping out of their shirts for the worldly view! Please save these tops or t-shirts, for after work play and entertainment. No one in the hospital will be interested in appreciating your style sense with these. But, if you still want to stick with them then wearing a camisole or a t-shirt or a vest under them is a good idea and will surely save the day for you.
The Right Fit: Scrub Tops and pants should be of the perfect size and fitting. It shouldn’t be inappropriately loose or tight even the length of the clothes is very important. Low waist pants should also be completely out of the picture. Not every brand is made to work on everybody. You have to choose wisely what looks best on you after trying a whole lot of multiple brands. Also watch out for the material you choose, it has to be breathable so you are relaxed and at ease the whole day.
Pick the right designs: While shopping for scrubs the petite girly ones may wish to adorn themselves with some of the cutest designs available in different shades and colors (mostly they go after pink). However, these cute designs are limited only to pediatrics and others will have to let go of their wishes and satisfy themselves with solid colored simple plain pattern as it won’t look appropriate anywhere else.
Keep the above tips in mind as they’ll be handy when you plan to go scrub shopping the next time.