Monday, January 4, 2010

Scrubs Catalog- Part 2

Here's a scrubs catalog picture of a nurse, happily demonstrating the inside pockets of her white coat.

How do we know she's not a real nurse?

1. The coat is spotless.

2. Very few nurses wear these white coats anymore.

3. Only people in training carry books in their pockets. A real nurse's pockets have tape, scissors, hemostats, pens, a granola bar, a "buy 500 get 1 free" Starbucks punchcard, and a hospital ID.

Another point: Although I don't know what Nurse K looks like, this could be a picture of her, taken at the critical moment when she's tired of putting up with a drunk patient's shit and is smilingly drawing her Taser.


26 comments:

Miss Kismet said...

Awww....I miss Nurse K! That smile certainly doesn't say "I love my job"...it's more "I like pointy objects" :)

The Mother said...

And, where I trained, only doctors wore long coats. Med students and nurses wore short ones.

Anonymous said...

So what make you think that this person is portraying a nurse?
I work at Talecris and the are hundreds of people wearing lab coats like this. And not one damn one is a fracking nurse.

Anonymous said...

I don't see where it says "nurse", so it could be a female physician. Shame on you for assuming the woman must be a nurse.


Authentication word "cuphony"...c u phony? she looks pretty phony to me.

student dr. blaze said...

lol! Great Nurse K reference! :-)

Why on earth do they make lab coats *white* anyway? It seems totally asinine--whether one is seeing patients, dissecting cadavers, or staining microscopic critters--hell, even just hanging the damn thing up in the car!--it gets dirty. (And don't try to tell me it's so that it can be bleached, because that never gets human goo out.)

Jacqueline said...

Am I understanding it right that this is a Baby Phat brand lab coat? As in the brand that Kimora Lee Simmons owns? Is anyone else bothered by this?

Tasha the Triathlon Goddess said...

The "Baby Phat Lab Coat"?? What the....

DreamingTree said...

Her smile is creeping me out! And, she looks so clean & comfortable -- very unrealistic. If I wore a white coat it would have coffee stains on it within 10 sec, and I would be dripping with sweat within 10 min.

I look pregnant in my scrubs top because of all the crap I shove in my pockets. Pocket 1: flushes, alcohol swabs, gauze, pens/highlighter/pencil/sharpie, penlight, scissors, O2 tubing connectors, blunt needles, filter needles. Pocket 2: cellphone, hospital portable phone, meds I've decided not to give, narcs I need to waste. Pocket 3 (cargo pants): med scanner. Hemostats with tape are attached to my top. I shed 10 lbs at the end of the day.

Anonymous said...

What's with the pocket under, anyway? More chance to have an ink pen explosion giving rise to permanent damage. But, as a pharmacist (old school) I keep a pocket-sized copy of Sanfords, renally eliminated drugs, opiate conversions, STAT code dosing, and I would keep a antipsychotic doses if there was any consistency in dosing! What is the most irritating is that the pockets are never deep enough that calculators don't fall out, especially unnerving when using commode; one would think after losing several to the john, I'd have come up with a fix for the TI-30.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Anon & Anon: the top of the page said something like "Nursing coats". So that is why I assumed they were nurses. I didn't bother to scan in the whole page for space-saving reasons. Sorry to offend you.

I work with many male nurses and female physicians.

Sunflower RN said...

And what is with the necklace?

When I wore scrubs, the pants would get so full of stuff that they would start to fall down. 4 pockets and an elastic waist are not compatible.

The lab coat pockets would grab every doorknob in the hospital and yank me around for a spin. During a Code Blue once, my pocket got hooked on the way out of the door when I was running at speed to the phone. I was yanked around and body-slammed into the door. Full-stop!! I was stuck on the handle and so I pulled. Hard. All of my pocket junk spilled out on to the floor and the coat was torn apart at the seams. I kicked all the crap out of the way but that was the last time that I wore a lab coat.

Kate said...

I grabbed one of those Baby Phat lab coats today. I was asked, last night at midnight to go home early so I could come back in this morning to babysit our intern (have to have one senior doc on at all times) and after working 9/10 days, I am out of clean scrubs/lab coats. Let me say, they are more flattering than the plain ones. Though they have the annoying label stamp on the back, below the collar that made my receptionist think that my coat was on inside out.

So, by the end of the day, I had blood, betadine, feces, urine, propofol (can't see *that* on white), and anal gland juice (animal scent glands) on it. Boom, into the hospital laundry.

Gert said...

Tasha, no kidding!

Sunflower,RN...Me, too!

She is a nursing student....where I did my clinicals the docs and the nursing students wore long coats, the med students wore short ones. This was very important! It would have been horrible to mistake a nursing student for an intern!

(That's what they told us, anyhow...apparently, no big deal if you mistook a nursing student for an attending).

paedsnurse said...

The only nurses I've seen wearing white lab coats are the IV nurses. Those pockets hold EVERYTHING!

Kim Kasch said...

She's so cute - I think if my hubby saw her, he'd suddenly be sick enough to need a nurse to give him a sponge bath.

Cristina said...

Sunflower - I've done that as well. Now I wear t-shirts and scrub pants. Lab coats are lame and gross anyways.

thegooddrlaura said...

Hey, Nurse K, if you're reading this, I'd like to follow your blog again when you're ready to come back. I miss you.

Dani said...

I don't care what profession the lady is supposed to be representing, her smile freaks me out.

KCMO mama said...

Baby Phat? What the....
I am glad I am not the only one confused and a bit disturbed by this. Is Ms. Simmons going to show up on the red carpet wearing one? Is she considering nursing school?


Word Verification: rawlin
As in: ROTFLMAO!
Funny how your word verifications many times fit right on in to the topic of conversation, like the little computer gremlins have a sense of humor also!

Albinoblackbear said...

I don't think I could wear anything that had the word "princess" in the description.

And as a semi-former nurse Grump--you hit the nail on the head with your rationale!

Anonymous said...

LOL! My wife is a med/surg/oncology nurse and her pockets contain everything you mentioned except the Starbucks card (we prefer the more reasonably priced, and better tasting Dunkin' Donuts coffee). You had it right down to the granola bar, NICE JOB! The only people in our hospital that wear those coats are those we refer to as the "clean white lab coats" who walk around from meeting to meeting but don't actually "do" anything. They call themselves "management" but if the hospital was truely left to them it's go bankrupt. Additionally, she never smiles like that at work.

ERP said...

The nurses at my hospital pretty much never wear white - until they are a manager. Then they were the whole long white starched coat thing which never has any opportunity to get dirty except for ring around the collar.

hannah said...

I'm in nursing school now & they required that we buy a iTouch to put our reference books on. I've got my drug guide, lab tests, nursing diagnosis (ugh), and diseases & disorders in one handy ipod. Plus plenty of games, mp3s, and podcasts.

Nurse K said...

"Say Hello to my leetle friend." Bam bam bam!

Yeah, anyone else wanna talk sh*t? No? Okay, good.

I'm way hotter than she is btw and I look less mentally unstable 80% of the time.

the observer said...

ERP--ya stole my thunder. Spotless white coat along with impossible shoes--mark of a manager, especially at the VA.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the laughs!!!

But seriously...I couldn't help but to notice that she doesn't have her stethoscope.

Perhaps because the Neurologist borrowed it :)

 
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