At some hospitals they have a “dress code”. At the hospital I work at all of the RNs wear one color, RT another, CNAs another. I think that it is helpful. What is your opinion?
I think it is a great idea. My brother worked at a hospital in which each department had a color, and then the darkness/lightness of that color indicated position, such as dark blue for medical RN, blue for medical LPN, light blue for medical CNA, while the ER was based on red.
I’ve been trying for over a decade to talk my hospital into providing a scrub service for the ER, the most contaminated place in the hospital, but they won’t do it. In addition to going home clean, I like the idea of having departments and credentials color coded. I know some people really enjoy their festive, holiday/special occasion scrubs, but I would be willing to miss out on that to have a shower, changing room, and scrub service.
The nursing home I work at started a dress code about 8 years ago. Nurses wear light blue, CNAs wear teal. PT wears maroon.
Where I work RN’s and LPN’s wear white. NA’s wear green. Respiratory wear blue. PT/OT black. I think it’s helpful for not only for us to identify who is going in and out of rooms, but helps the patients to identify who’s who. It helps when patients don’t remember names, you can just ask them what color scrubs they had and then you know where to look.
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