Nursing Fashion Faults To Avoid
Nursing -- it's not an easy job. There are the myriad physical demands of the job, including pushing heavy equipment around all day, lifting objects and moving the patients themselves around their room and to different parts of the clinic or hospital. And these tasks don't even include the mental stress of the job. With all of these demands, it's no wonder that the typical nurse sometimes forgets to take into consideration the professional dress required of the professional on the job. Looking professional and even a bit stylish shows that you're in command, and it gives patients an additional level of trust in the staff serving him or her.
Many hospitals now have dress codes that require various colors and styles of medical uniforms for various members of the staff. No matter what your employers requirements, it is important to look great on the job. Here are a few fashion faux pas to avoid on job.
- The V-Neck -- Always beware of V-Neck cut on your medical scrub top. A cut that is too low will look anything but professional. And if it is too low, be sure to wear a t-shirt or other undergarment to keep everything in check.
- Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness -- You probably heard that aphorism from your mother or grandmother a few times growing up. But it's true. It is vital too look professional on the job, and this means not wearing scrub garments that are stained or spotted. And this is especially important for your patients, who draw comfort and respect from the well-dressed medical professional.
- Beware Of Your Pant Length -- When it comes to scrub pant it you have to strike a middle ground. On the one hand, it can be dangerous to wear pants that are too long. After all, you don't want to trip on the job as that might create some dangerous situations. And while pants that are too short aren't a danger, they simply look ridiculous.
- Size Matters -- Scrub tops and pants should fit you comfortably, but they should not be too loose or too tight. And watch out for low-rise pants. You don't want to be accused having "plumbers..." Well, you know what we mean.
Stay away from frivolous print designs -- Unless you work in the pediatric ward, there's nothing more unprofessional than wearing scrubs with Daffy Duck all over them. Keep it classic, tailored and fashionable. The products from blue sky scrubs™ are the perfect example.
- Keep it professional -- Whatever your working environment, your patients are looking to you for the professional care they expect. And your medical scrubs say a lot about you.