your shift is very important. I know over the recent years the emergence of
cute and trendy scrubs has probably caught your eye once or twice.
when you’re working 12 or 16 hour shifts, cute and trendy falls by the wayside
very quickly. Your comfort really makes
the difference as to how your shift may or may not go, believe it or not. When
I have on a comfortable well fitting uniform with plenty of pockets I find my
shift to be more productive. I can bend, stretch and reach without any fear of
a body part being seen by a patient or peeking out. Pockets are important in Nursing Uniforms because as Nurses we are always carrying the tools of our
trade around with us. On any given shift I may have scissors, tape, gauze,
syringes, ink pen, accucheck machine (small machine used to test a patient’s
blood sugar level), lancets and testing strips in my pockets.
8 hour shift to find out my replacement hasn’t shown up or has called off. If
my first 8 hour shift was spent in an uncomfortable uniform I may not be too
happy about staying an additional 4 or 8 hours working.
Nursing Uniforms are aware of this and make very comfortable uniforms. Because I
am short with a big bust I prefer 100% cotton uniforms, with two pockets in the
front of my scrub top. The cotton feels good on my skin in hot weather and cold
and is easily laundered in case a spill or accident happens. I probably own
more scrubs than I do street clothes, so I always make sure I take great care
when choosing to buy new ones.