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Happy CRNA Week!

I am very happily in the last few months of my CRNA program, and this week is the annual celebration of my future career! I share this because most people have no idea what I do, or any of the requirements of my job.  Chances are if you have had anesthesia, it was given by a CRNA!  I encourage everyone to learn more about these highly educated, specialized, professionals by using the link above.

So, why am I bringing this up now? The world of anesthesia is one of the most unfashionable jobs ever.  I wear the same uni-gender monochromatic green garments as every other OR staff member.  I have to wear a scrub cap, covers on my shoes, most of the time a mask and eye protection as well.  Many hospitals don’t allow jewelry or even painted nails.  Very liIMG_1070miting right?

Every morning I change in the locker room, and notice the number of people who come in wearing sweat pants, yoga pants, hoodies, and other equally unfashionable attire.  I have to ask myself, why?  Yes, I arrive early…in fact, I am often one of the first people into the hospital.  I am only in my street clothes for a much shorter time than I wear my OR scrubs, and sometimes I am too mentally and physically exhausted to think about a great outfit.  At the end of the day though, I am an eccentric, well educated professional, and that is how I want to present myself, always. Belore work some examples of outfits I have worn to work over the last couple of weeks!

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So next time you are getting dressed, dress for who you are, and who to be in life, not for the fact you maybe have a less than stylish job!

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