All Washington Health System participants and staff are to wear appropriate clinical attire and bring necessary equipment (stethoscope, watch, pencil) for simulation experiences. Simulation experiences should be treated as realistic clinical experiences. Hair should be pulled back; appearance should be neat and clean with appropriate shoes as per hospital policy.
Community service individuals should wear the same uniform that they are expected to wear in their line of duty. Police officers are asked to check with security before entering the campus with any guns or weapons. The Washington Health System maintains a strict no weapon policy while on site.
The lay individual is asked to wear comfortable clothes that will not restrict them in any way.
The following list, while not all inclusive, defines garments that constitute unacceptable attire for all
participants in the Rice Energy Family Simulation Center:
- shorts, or pants that are more than 4″ above the ankle
- cargo pants, except where permitted by Washington Hospital policy
- jeans and denim
- brightly colored or patterned leggings or leggings worn without a thigh-length top
- sweatpants / sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, warm-ups, exercise clothes including spandex or other form-fitting pants, jogging suits
- bib overalls
- t-shirts or sweatshirts with slogans, messages or images unless Hospital issued
- tank tops
- halter tops
- visible undergarments
- sandals or any other shoe that allows toes to be seen except peep toe shoes
- open toed shoes in a clinical setting
- shoes constructed of canvas or other absorbent material in the clinical setting
Violation of this dress code policy will result in dismissal of the participant from the simulation course and require rescheduling.