As a nursing assistant I know how important it is to keep things light and positive in the doctor’s office. As people pass through the doors in pain or discomfort the last thing that they want to see is a person that is full of doom and gloom.
One way to keep things positive is to really relate to the patient and acknowledge everything they say. Sometimes they just need someone to talk to and this helps. I try to put a positive approach on everything without making light of the situation. When a person is in pain it is the last time to start telling jokes, for instance.
A lot of kids walk through our doors and I always try to talk to them with respect and understanding. I find that the medical scrubs I wear make a real difference in the office as well. These days there are a lot of different choices and when I browse through the nursing scrubs for sale I always look at the colorful ones and printed patterns. This seems to spark up the office a lot and other nurses are following suit.
When it comes to kids, there are a lot of fun patterns to choose from. If I worked in a pediatric office I would choose fun cartoon characters on my nursing scrubs or at least opt for the brightest colors possible. Since I work for a general practitioner, however, I stick to prints that are more adult oriented and colors that aren’t too bright but are far from neutral.
The traditional white, green and light blue nursing scrubs are no longer part of my wardrobe. I have spiked things up and have found that the patients I work with do appreciate what I wear and how I present myself.
I buy my scrubs at www.scrubsgallery.com because they have the largest selection available at the best prices. I like the fact that the nursing fashion options have been updated for today’s healthcare professionals and I know that our patients are thankful as well.
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