Staff wearing distinct uniforms helps patients feel secure

Staff wearing distinct uniforms helps patients feel secure

Darnita Jeffers, RN, and Allison Kok, RN, 5 North.
Kaitlin Johnson, RN, and Tamara Schoell, RN, model the new blue uniforms that signify Christiana Care Nursing.

Christiana Care nurses are showing off their new navy blue uniforms this month. But it’s not simply a fashion statement.

Our nurses adopted standardized uniforms this month for good reason. Research shows that clearly distinguishable uniforms give patients a better sense of security and safety. They also enhance the quality of care because patients know immediately whom to go to for help.

Scrubs drop-off

Now, even more good can come from the conversion to new uniforms. Anyone wishing to donate scrubs may drop them off the week of March 19. Christiana Care will donate the uniforms to Medical Missionaries, a nonprofit organization.

  • At Christiana Hospital: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20, at 2D (former Coronary Intensive Care Unit, or CICU).
  • At Wilmington Hospital: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22, at Environmental Services, located at the Park Entrance (“PE” on the elevator button).

Scrubs must be in good condition and must not be embroidered with personal identifiers or logos.

Call Karen Maykut at 302-733-2633 to volunteer for the scrub collection project.