(Closed) Healthcare Bees: What do you wear for a wedding band at work?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Depending on what activities I am doing, I either wear a plain gold band or nothing.  Some institutions don’t allow you to wear any jewlery.  Some departments are the same way (ex. NICU). 

Post # 5
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

We weren’t supposed to wear rings either due to the bacteria, but I opted to get a smooth channel set diamond band so my gloves wouldn’t tear, and made sure to dry underneath very well. It was pretty hard to do considering I went through a box of gloves a day and had to wash my hands every time I degloved.

Post # 7
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

First off, your ring is gorgeous. I have a huge (tourmaline) engagement ring, and for the sake of simplicity have decided to have a very basic wedding band. I am so excited to be able to wear just the band.

Post # 8
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t know if this is an option for you, but a friend of mine works in a NICU, and she got her wedding date tattooed on her ring finger. I personally wouldn’t do it, but apparently a bunch of the other nurses at the hospital have done that.

Just a suggestion 🙂

Post # 9
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@mrs.peters.to.be: At the hospitals I have been in, rings in places like the NICU were not allowed at all.  There is so much worry about bacteria and the babies are so little and often  immunocompromised that it’s not worth the risk.  If you’re only doing a rotation through that area, but don’t plan on working there forever, you could alway just not wear your ring(s) while you are on that rotation. 

Post # 10
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My Fiance got me a plain platinum band for my birthday and I plan on wearing that.  I lose EVERYTHING so even though I will need to take my rings off anyway for the OR, I feel better about potentially losing a band than my engagement ring!

Post # 11
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Like others have said, the NICU is very picky about no jewelry, and so are surgical specialties.  But on other services, I wear just my plain platinum band.  You could always find an inexpensive band (there are some nice titanium ones on Etsy) to wear in the hospital and still get the custom band to match your e ring!

Post # 13
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am an OR RN.  I will not be wearing my e-ring.  We got a non-matching wedding band that I love so much.  On the days that I circulate, I will wear my band only.  On the days that I am assign to scrub, I will put it on my necklace.  

Post # 14
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

When I worked at a hospital the people in the medical field tied the rings to the strings on their scrubs (faint I know!!).  I work at the post office and can’t wear my e-ring due to its height and shouldn’t really wear my channel set bands because of diamonds falling out.  I still wear both of them though. I may talk to hubby about getting me a plain band but I am not sure how I’ll feel about leaving EVERYTHING at home.

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