Nurses are unable to wear watches on their wrists due to infection control. As wrist watches are worn so close to your hands, it is easy for them to pick up bacteria or viruses in a Nurse’s environment. Fob watches on the other hand do not come into contact with anything other than the Nurse’s scrubs or uniform. A fob watch is an important part of a Nurse’s uniform since Nurses regularly use timers when measuring a patient’s pulse or counting their respiratory rate. If you are searching for a gift for a Nurse, a fob watch would be an ideal choice. I have found a selection of the best fob watches for nurses in the UK.
1. Glow in the Dark Pin-on Fob Watch
This fob watch is water proof and glows in the dark! It fastens with a pin and is extremely light weight and easy to read.
2. Elephant Clip-on Fob Watch
This is a clip on fob watch with a cute elephant on the front. The watch needles glow in the dark.
3. Pink Pin-on Fob Watch
The fob watch comes in a velvet pouch. It has a pin at the back to attach to your uniform.
4. Butterfly Pin-on Fob Watch
This is a silicon fob with a pin at the back. It comes in a velvet pouch. The watch head and pin come out completely so it is easy to clean.
5. Cartoon Nurse Clip-on Fob Watch
This is a retractable fob watch with an elastic rope making it easy to view the time. This design comes in four different colours: white, yellow, pink and blue. It is a clip-on watch rather than a pin.
6. Pink and White Pin-on Fob Watch
This is a silicone watch which is easy to clean. It comes with a spare battery and a pin at the back.
7. Blue and Purple Pin-on Fob Watch
This watch is made from silicone and is easy to clean as the watch head can be taken out. It has a pin at the back.
8. Rose Gold Heart Pin-on Fob Watch
This rose gold heart fob watch has a pin at the back and is decorated with tiny crystals.
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Are nurses allowed to wear fob watches?
In some hospitals fob watches are an essential part of a nurses uniform but most of the time it is optional. Fob watches make excellent gifts for nurses and would be perfect for a nurse graduation gift.
Why do nurses wear fob watches?
For infection control reasons nurses must be bare below the elbows so they cannot wear a wrist watch. Fob watches are most hygienic as they do not touch any surfaces and less likely to pick up bacteria or viruses within a nurse’s working environment.