Nurses, What do you do with your ring while at work?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wear mine on a necklace, or pinned to my lanyard, but now that I am married I will probably just wear the wedding band and leave the e-ring at home, I think that my wedding band is less of a germ magnet than my e-ring because there are way fewer crevaces.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My friend and I are both nurses, we have a “flat” band that we wear to work..

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wear mine to work no problem

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Wear it on my finger

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m a pediatric hospital SLP and after an indcident where I thought I lost my ring I started wearing it on a necklace! My wedding band is flat for that exact reason. I see lots of nurses with theirs on though ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m a sonographer at a pediatric hospital and I wear mine on my finger. The only time I take it off is when I go to the ICU units for exams, otherwise I never take it off!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I work NICU, but I’m not even planning on wearing the allowed “plain band” to work after I’m married.  I feel like even that would get in the way, and most of the nurses don’t even bother with it.  Personally, I can’t imagine gloving and de-gloving for twelve hours straight with a center stone, and sterile gloves would be a complete nightmare.  Plus, what if your ring gets lost, or damaged, or….gross! ๐Ÿ˜› 

I have seen girls wear their engagement rings on necklace chains, but, I’ve had quite a few necklace chains break throughout the years…so that’s a scary thought.  I know it’s hard to leave your engagement ring at home, but think about how much worse you would feel if something happened to it!  (Plus, I know I’ve accidentally scratched myself with my ring…what if I scratched a baby!?)  Perhaps this isn’t an issue for you though…

Thankfully, there are a lot of beautiful wedding bands to choose from once you get married that you can easily wear to work.  A few nurses on my unit do wear channel cut eternity bands (not technically allowed, but beautiful and still practical).  In the meantime, what about finding another ring to work…so you still feel engaged and close to your fiance without the risk or worry of losing the real thing? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i work in a micu were allowed to wear them.. i use to put it on my necklace and found i never ended up taking it off… what the point of having it if i can wear it? id rather run the risk of losing it or damaging it then never wearing it personally

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i work in a micu were allowed to wear them.. i use to put it on my necklace and found i never ended up taking it off… what the point of having it if i can wear it? id rather run the risk of losing it or damaging it then never wearing it personally

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wear it. I went through a period of not wearing but it just did not feel right. Honestly, if your ring is sized properly it will not come off when degloving. Now in the cases of NICU nurses and such, no I would not wear it nor would I wear it if I worked in the ER. I’ve never had a problem. I would actually be more fearful wearing it on a necklace or a laynard?! I worked in peds at one time and now in geriatrics and when you lean over the patient, some of them are grabby! Plus chains break easily.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@DecemberBride:  I’m a sonographer too!  =)  Sorry, I just had to say something…not too many of us around!!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Not a nurse, but right now I’m working as a health care aide, and am an EMT by trade.

My fiancee took this into consideration and bought a ring with no prongs so it won’t rip gloves (and doesn’t scratch easily either!).  I’ve never had an issue with it even partially coming off with the gloves.  And honestly, on a necklace I would be concerned about the chain breaking or someone ripping it off.

My 2 cents worth!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This is shocking to me. I worked in a hospital in Denmark and no staff that had patient contact were allowed to wear watches, rings or braclets. No exceptions.

It’s shocking how dirty the area on and around a ring gets and you just can’t practice proper hand hygiene while wearing a ring. I think the fact that Denmark has some of the lowest rates of hospital infections proves this a bit.

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