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Question Lab coat in the CS; should we button up!

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please i know this may sound a bit silly: can we leave the clinical coat unbuttoned for the test.
i have put on so much weight my coat will not button, should i just go and buy another?
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the information i will provide is what "i think"... nothing "official"... but... i believe the need of closed white coats are just like no-open-toe-shoes... it's for your own protection in general... if the patient, for instance vomits upon you, you won't have the vomit directly on your shirt, but it will be on your white coat with minimal or no vomit on your outfit... same thing happens with the shoes...

in cs cases, although we are not in a real hospital and we are not in front of real patients, we should behave like we are... it means both patient encounter and dressing...
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the information i will provide is what "i think"... nothing "official"... but... i believe the need of closed white coats are just like no-open-toe-shoes... it's for your own protection in general... if the patient, for instance vomits upon you, you won't have the vomit directly on your shirt, but it will be on your white coat with minimal or no vomit on your outfit... same thing happens with the shoes...

in cs cases, although we are not in a real hospital and we are not in front of real patients, we should behave like we are... it means both patient encounter and dressing...

thank you chococat
guess i have to buy one 'commodious' enough to accommodate me, lol
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hi
please i know this may sound a bit silly: can we leave the clinical coat unbuttoned for the test.
i have put on so much weight my coat will not button, should i just go and buy another?
thanks
A lot of people didn't button it on my exam day, I am more comfortable unbuttoned.. Also, I didn't see any instructions of the apron has to be buttoned in the attire part.. so i guess u can leave it unbuttoned.
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