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I wished I had antimicrobial scrubs when…

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Shutterstock | Martin Haas

You guys, let’s talk about fluids.

Blood, bile, feces, sweat, urine, vomit…nurses know these and so many others far too well. They’re all disgusting, but for better or for worse, they’re part of your life. We asked our friends on the Funny Nurses Facebook page to share an experience where antimicrobial scrubs would’ve come in handy, and y’all didn’t hold back.

“When a colostomy bag, which looked more like ileostomy fluid, fell off of a patient’s stomach and splashed onto my scrubs and shoes.” —Arianna L.

“Yep, this morning when a very confused patient tried to jump out of bed, and as soon as I ran in to grab her, she peed on my leg. Definitely wished my scrubs were fluid resistant.” —Melissa L.

“They would have been useful when I tried to rinse a nurse’s hat that had urine and C. diff in it. Needless to say, I got a stinky shower.” —Karli C.

“Unexpected GI bleed projectile vomitus. Need I say more?” —Anita B.

“Yeah, during nursing school, I worked as a home health aide. First day, very first patient, commode bucket stuck, I tugged…good thing I lived only a mile away.” —Terry D.

“Oh yes….the time I started my night shift in my pristine scrubs when a pt had an obstruction. As they inserted the tube, it immediately hit me right on my face…my scrubs, my stethoscope, everything…had to shower and get an old pair of OR scrubs, wash my stuff and continue with rounds…yuck!!” —Nicole L.

“Yes, when a six-year-old boy vomited on me after getting his immunizations.” —Julie F.

“At the end of my shift, I stopped to help another nurse with a patient who was impacted [and] finally broke loose…while standing…all over my shoes it went…and decided to vomit Mylanta down my back at the same time—which, I realized later when pulling my keys out of my pocket to get extra clothes out of my car, had [gone] down my side and into the pocket, coating my keys and my hand.” —Kay-Lonnie B.

“When I had projectile vomit come at me. All down my front, pants and shoes!” —Rachel R.

“Yes, early in my career when I forgot to put the ‘pot’ in the bedside commode for a patient. I know nobody will ever admit foolishness like that! (Did I forget to say we were still wearing white and caps?)” —Carla M.

All of this fluid-speak has us pretty jazzed about CERTAINTY PLUS, the latest antimicrobial technologies plus a fluid barrier in Cherokee, Dickies and Code Happy medical apparel. We’re told that the new scrubs, which feature technology that provides fabric protection from a wide range of liquid spills and stains, are hitting shelves this fall. Stay up to date, look for a launch date and find more antimicrobial scrubs at certaintytechnologies.com.

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  1. susiqblue

    I was helping roll a rather large lady to her side, when very unexpectedly she had projectile vomiting as she rolled to me. I was covered in emesis from my shoulder to my shoes. I waddled to the bathroom and wait for surgery scrubs to be delivered while I washed off in the sink.

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