I can't wear my e-ring in clinicals…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Sure, what is your budget?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Check out Berricle or Amazon. Lots of really pretty, inexpensive bands to choose from:)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

They are AWESOME quality and customer service. I’ve gone a little band/sparkly crazy lately, but you can get a gorgeous ring for less than $40. Hard to beat that-check it out and have fun:)

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m a big fan of berricle AND I have clinicals too so I know how you feel.  Good luck picking since it’s so hard to find the right one.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I just bought a small, inexpensive SS ring off of etsy to wear during my clinical rotations. We were allowed e-rings, but I broke mine on an x-ray table, so I learned my lesson the hard way. This was before I knew about Berricle…that seems to be the best way to go!

 

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m assuming it’s in the protocols due to a history of pt. scratching, contamination, infection control (ripped gloves are the worst!), and all that good stuff. I trained at what’s considered “The Mothership” in Pittsburgh, so I’m surprised they allowed e-rings. Personally, I’d rather have a work band and leave it in the car than get hospital crud all over my most prized possession!

 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

In our school we were allowed to wear e-rings but not many wanted to do it because of infection control. In OB clinical we weren’t allowed to wear any ring including just simple band! D:

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We aren’t allowed to wear ours either… but we all do. The only semester I had trouble with was the first one…older instructors made a point of making sure I took out my nose ring ( it’s just a cute lttle pink sparkle… that I wore without problems the entire time I worked at the same darn hospital I was doing clinicals in!) and covered up my visible tattoo’s… with band aids that didn’t stick worth crud and I swear I spent more time trying to make sure I was “up to code” that didn’t get a good clinical experience. Also, those tattoo’s went uncovered for the entire time I worked there… no problems. My second semester however was so different. As I was attempting to band aid the back of my neck my instructor asked me what I was doing… I explained and she said ” oh my god… we are here for the patients, stop covering that up… that’s rediculios” so I have no had a problem since…I have however ripped through a few gloves because my E ring has a high setting and I clean it very often! I think when I get married however, I will just wear the band… it will suck because my E ring is beautiful but better that than scratching someone. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Today I was just thinking about getting a sterling silver band for events where I want to look taken but don’t want to risk losing my heirloom e=ring and white gold plain band.  So now that I’ve been this thread I might just go for it.

Best of luck to you on your search OP!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

When I work in the NICU, we aren’t allowed to wear any jewelry on our hands.Personally, I put my e-ring on a silver chain and wear it around my neck. To me, a band says I’m married – and I’m not. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I work part time in food service and we cannot wear em either. So, I bought a plain band from overstock.com.

 

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