Healthcare workers, do you wear your ring at work?

posted 8 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

I’m a science teacher and on the days we’re doing labs or dissections I wear my Enso ring. 

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Nurse. I’ve always worn my rings. But, I don’t take them off unless I’m cleaning them. 

Post # 18
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Busy bee

I work in a hospital lab (U.S.A) and therefore don’t have direct patient contact so yes I do wear my wedding ring. I just am concious of it when I take gloves off that I don’t accidently pull my ring off. That’s never even come close to happening thus far. I’ve heard of some facilities having policies where if you have direct patient contact than you can’t wear it. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee

I do. I notice most of our MAs wear theirs too, and some have pretty substantial settings. 

I used to rock climb, and I would put my right hand ring on a chain around my neck before climbing. I once lost it on a trail in Joshua Tree. I don’t know how the necklace broke, but it happened. My guess is it got caught on my backpack strap. I backtracked my steps, and thankfully found it on the trail. I personally don’t recommend hanging it on a chain, especially if there’s a chance it could get caught on anything. 

Post # 20
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Helper bee

Do you guys think a platinum or gold band would be better to wear  at work with all that hand sanitizer?

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

I do not wear my ring at work.  Handwashing protocols require removing all hand and arm jewelery so there is no way to wear it and not have to take it on and off 50 times a day. 

I take hand hygeine very seriously and would not accept treatment from any provider wearing a ring. I would expect my clients would want the same from me.

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