(Closed) Any fellow nurse "bees"?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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45399 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I never wore any rings to work. I wasn’t concerned about losing my ring, but it is absolutely impossible to maintain standards of hygiene wearing a ring in a hospital. Who knows what you are spreading to your vulnerable patients?

Post # 4
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 I’m a lpn and wear my rings all the time, but I work in a LTC facility so it’s fine for me. When I was working as an RCA I never wore my rings cuz there was way too much dirty stuff I got involved in 🙂

Post # 5
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45399 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LyndzJM:  If you are involved in direct patient care, you should not wear your rings in LTC either. Many of the residents are immune suppressed and you are carrying bacteria, viruses, fungi etc from resident to resident.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am a nurse, I wear my rings daily. Work or no work. I do not feel I put my patients at any risk. it is absolutely not impossible to “maintain standards of hygiene” wearing a ring in a hospital. Any time I am in direct contact with my patients I wear gloves. My ring gets dirty from washing my hands all the time the foam instant cleaner mostly. But that is what my husband is for! He cleans my ring all the time. If i work 3 in a row I know my ring looks dirty from the hand foam and lotion I use. Its part of life. The rings were given to me to wear right? I tried to only wear my wedding band but I felt like i would lose it. I am however looking into buying a cheaper plain wedding band to wear to work.  Almost all of the nurses on my floor wear their rings. If you want to wear it wear it! thats just my opinion.

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