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So I will be starting my new (and first) pharmacy technician job this coming week, at a hospital. And was wondering if anyone is wearing surgical caps to cover hair? I would buy my own, but was just wondering? ☺️👍🏼

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Mark Murray
Inpatient Pharmacy Technician

The hospital should provide them if needed.  I guess the context is important here.  Are you concerned about COVID-19 exposure or having your hair covered while working in sterile environments? 

Christopher S. Moore
Oncology & Inpatient - BS, AS, AA, CPhT-Adv, CSPT, NREMT-R

I like to wear my own surgical caps.  I find them to be much more comfortable (far less itchy) than the disposable caps provided by the hospital.  Some of the caps on the market even have a sweat band above your brow.

If you are compounding hazardous medications, you could always wear a disposable cap over your own if you so desired.

Kimerly M Metcalf
Certified Pharmacy Technician

Some of the nurses at my hospital wear them, but no on in my pharmacy does. We wear the disposable ones when in the IV Room or taking product to the OR.