What Not to Wear in the Hospital

This picture is from a nurse in Russia who was suspended from the hospital where she worked. It turns out she was “too hot” wearing clothing underneath the head-to-toe vinyl gown she was given. From the NY Post article:

While there were reportedly “no complaints” from her patients, hospital chiefs punished the nearly nude nurse for “non-compliance with the requirements for medical clothing.” The nurse claimed she did not realize that her underwear was showing through the PPE.

I love the picture of the dude in the background staring. Now, we’re all getting a kick out of this little diddy but I recommend no one else follow this trend. Why? Let’s be honest, this story wouldn’t be so “cute” if the nurse was morbidly obese and seemed like a 3 lb sausage in a 2 lb bag. I am just keeping it real here. I am not fat-shaming but you know damn well it wouldn’t be a story if that happened. So, my critique is really of the media here.

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  6 comments for “What Not to Wear in the Hospital

  1. Mamadoc
    May 28, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Poor old fellow probably though he’d died and gone to heaven.

  2. PW
    May 27, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Da Kromrade!

  3. Steven Zeitzew
    May 27, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    In the early 1980’s I worked with Dr. Carter “Red” Rowe, an orthopaedic surgeon who was part of a World War II surgical team from Harvard at a military hospital in North Africa. He said that is was so hot they did not wear scrubs, and the whole surgical team operated in only their underwear. This option was not exercised upon his return to the Massachusetts General Hospital, even on hot days without air conditioning, however.

  4. Jesse L Belville Jr,PA-C
    May 27, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    I am an old PA-C. Bet that vinyl was warm/sweat producing so her attire is sort of appropriate. Yes nice looking but really… We ALL LOOK BETTER WITH OUR CLOTHES ON!!!!! LOL…
    A little mystery/imagination is a lot more fun too. LOL!!

  5. Rick
    May 27, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    That does it. I am moving to Russia!

  6. Martha Clark, RN
    May 27, 2020 at 11:37 am

    I’m an RN and can’t imagine working the floor in that vinyl gown for a 12 hour or longer shift. Ugh.

    I bet she was “too hot”, and also “too hot”. Hahaha!

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