Nurses' hair --- saw a nurse in a hospital with unkempt hair! What do u think?

Philippines
January 29, 2010 5:07pm CST
I was in a local hospital last week to accompany my daughter. I saw a nurse just letting loose her hair (which was over the shoulders in length). Although I easily noticed that hair underwent "rebond" procedures in a beauty salon and looks good, it swayed from side to side as she went around doing her job in the station. I know nurses are required to keep their hair in a bun when they go on hospital duty. What do you think of nurses who just let their hair loose and not keeping it in a bun? Please share your thoughts on this. Thanks.
6 responses
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
29 Jan 10
This is a very unsantitary situation to me. I can't believe that its allowed. You would think someone would have said something to her. I always thought long hair was suppose to be pulled back in a pony tail or put up in the nursers cap.
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
Hi Lelin, It is unsanitary, right. Some nurses try to make use of a little time to show their nicely "rebonded" straight hair. This is when they are immediately "put into action" upon reporting for the shift and they don't have time to tie their hair into a bun upon arrival. But these nurses should have done it at home and be ready when they get to the hospital. The supervisors might not have noticed it and I am sure, she will get reprimanded by it immediately. I was there for a few hours and I later saw the nurse's hair already tied into a bun.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
31 Jan 10
Glad to hear that she tied it up.
• Philippines
6 Feb 10
I guess the supervisor spotted her hanging loose her hair. I know that this local hospital has been very strict on their ways as they are maintaining the standards that an accreditation organization conferred on them.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Feb 10
When I worked in the nursing field there was no set way that we had to wear our hair. I personally always pulled mine back, but many of the other women did not. I really never thought twice about it, but the reason that I pulled my hair back was because there were patients that would grab and pull your hair and I didn't want to have that happen to me. As far as sanitary conditions, if you keep your hair washed, I don't think that would cause a sanitation issue. The thing that I do remember that was a sanitary issue at the hospital was fake finger nails.
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
Hi Dorannmwin, Thanks for the information on how this thing is in your place. It is different here. What I know is that when you are reporting for hospital duty, you are required to tie your hair in a bun and wear a nurse's cap. Those in the emergency may not wear their caps but they are still required to neatly tie their hair in a bun. Generally, people here wash their hair daily maybe because of the warm weather and the dust especially in summer months.
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
I should have written .... those in the EMERGENCY ROOM (I missed the word "room")..
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
30 Jan 10
Maybe the bun gave her a headache. Mine used to do that sometimes, so I had my hair cu t short.
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
Hi Bellis, If that was the case, she might as well have cut her hair short. She knows that as nurse, she is required to tie their hair in a bun when they are on duty. This nurse might have gotten used to tying her hair upon arrival at the hospital. What if one day she is tight of time and arrives late and upon arrival, she is immediately "put into action"? I personally like to see nurses with hairs carefully tied in a bun. They look very professional and tidy.
@bingchen (1126)
• China
30 Jan 10
it seems beautiful what they do,this is so good.but it would not fit for professional moral.i hope that they would notice their figure in the publice place when they work,their profession should keep their in a bun.not only thinking about her owned beauty and also they would compliance with their work's code,this is important for them to do their work well
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
Hi Bingchen, As nurses they should know about this. Some young nurses follow the fad of "rebonding" their hair to make it look soft, shiny and very straight. The problem with "rebonding" though is that they cannot tie the hair because then the hair would curl up where you tie it. I wonder why some nurses have their hairs "rebonded" when they know that as, nurses, they are required to tie their hair in a bun.
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
29 Jan 10
as long as she's not hanging over my food or any incision i might have i dont care
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Hi Max, Lol. Sometimes that is not just possible. With most girls sporting long hair now, it would be very messy and surely would disturb her work. A nurse's job entails bending down to look at the patient on the bed and most of her activities are moving around. It does not look clean, too.
• Philippines
12 Mar 10
Well, the nurse supervisor should call her attention. Hair of nurses should be kept neatly in a bun or should be worn short. Long hair can distract the nurse in her activities. This should not be allowed while on duty.