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Are print scrubs just for the pediatric floor?

blues-cluesSometimes, wearing print scrubs out in the world (clean, pre-shift scrubs, of course) can engender a terrific response.

Here’s one story contributed by Erica Holl, RN. She’s Charge Nurse at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

“Not only do patients love the print scrubs — kids outside the hospital also respond to them. One day on my way to work I stopped at the grocery store. Of course I was wearing my scrubs, which had the characters from Blue’s Clues all over them.

As I was shopping in the dairy aisle, a little boy of about 4 years of age walked up to me, hugged my legs and would not let go. It was very sweet. I assume he was attracted to my scrubs. As the interaction continued I spoke with the little boy and his mother finally called him back. He still would not leave my side and asked if he could come home with me. His parents were gracious and eventually took the little boy back with them. As it so happens, they wound up in my checkout line and he came back to me. I believe it was my scrubs that led to this interaction.”

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2 Responses to Are print scrubs just for the pediatric floor?

  1. Good stuff, I “Stumbled” you. My DIGG account got messed up but I like Stumbling better anyway.

  2. Angela

    I have a little boy who has recognized other nurses when he sees them in cartoon scrubs. He asks them, “do you work with my mommy? She’s a nurse!” I have also gotten the hugs around the legs from small children before. I found a little girl lost in the local hospital. She would only approach me (no one else!) because i had Scooby Doo scrubs on! She kept telling her parents all about the scrubs

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