Wear two gowns or show your butt

The other day I was in the central nurse/charting area, and I looked up and saw a man walking down the hall away from me. He was wearing a hospital gown. He was wearing his IV pole with one hand and using his other hand to clutch the gown behind him, covering his bottom. (Hospital gowns are open in the back). I quickly went to the supply closet and grabbed another gown, then walked down to him and offered to him, draping it around his back and tying it in front like a superman cape. He was embarrassed (since obviously it meant his clutching his gown over his butt was noticed and he had been approached) but also grateful for the extra coverage. I was really glad to help him because A) it gave him more modesty and B) it was better for the hospital if people aren't walking around the halls half-naked!  The whole incident made me laugh – I love the healthcare field, lol.

Dec 11, 2008 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 1