IU-EMS Uniform Policy

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					                             IU-EMS Uniform Policy
         All IU-EMS members working at any event for which IU-EMS provides coverage must adhere to
the following uniform policy, which will be strictly enforced:

Uniform Components
    • Official IU-EMS Uniform Shirt
          o Provided at all Events
          o Position (EMT or First Aider) Indicated on Right Chest
    • Official IU-EMS ID Tag
          o If You do not Have Your Own, Generic ID Tags are Available
    • Plain White Short- or Long-Sleeved Undershirt
    • Plain Black Pants
          o EMT/BDU Pants Strongly Preferred
                    May be Purchased for $20-$30 at:
                              White River Co-Op Store
                              1305 W. Bloomfield Rd.
                              812-332-4471
          o Conservative Slacks Acceptable
    • Plain Black Belt with Small Buckle
    • Plain Black Socks
    • Plain Black Footwear
          o Tactical/Work Boots Strongly Preferred
          o Conservative Shoes Acceptable

                                                                   Generic First Aider & EMT ID Tags
Optional Apparel
   • Conservative jackets and coats which match the uniform may be worn during
       inclement weather.
   • Conservative winter hats which match the uniform may be worn during
       inclement weather.
   • IU-EMS jackets and winter hats are strongly preferred for members who own
       them, or if they are available at an event.
   • Only official IU-EMS baseball caps may be worn while in uniform.
   • Only official IU-EMS sweatshirts and fleeces may be worn while in uniform.
   • All optional apparel must be free of large logos and designs.

Accessories
   • Men are allowed to wear one conservative stud earring in each ear, and women three in each
       ear.
            o Dangling earrings are strictly prohibited for your safety and that of our patients.
   • No other piercing may be worn while in uniform.
            o If you have a recent piercing which can not be removed, please consult the IU-EMS
              president prior to your first event that you will work with the piercing in person or by
              e-mail at iuems@indiana.edu
   • One conservative necklace may be worn inside the uniform shirt.

                            Indiana University Emergency Medical Service
            Bloomington, IN – E-mail: iuems@indiana.edu – Website: www.iub.edu/~iuems
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    •   For patient treatment reasons, it is highly recommended that all members wear a digital watch
        while working at events for which IU-EMS provides coverage.
    •   Although highly discouraged for patient treatment reasons, one small, conservative ring is
        allowed on each hand.
    •   Although highly discouraged for patient treatment reasons, one tight-fitting, conservative
        bracelet on one arm is allowed.
    •   Sunglasses must be conservative in color, style, and frame size, not extending beyond the
        eyebrow or cheekbone.

Grooming
   • A neat, clean, and healthy appearance is essential.
   • Hair must be neat and orderly, and pulled back into a ponytail if able to fall into eyes or face.
   • Men must be cleanly shaven, or, if they have a beard and/or moustache, must be neatly
      trimmed.
   • Although highly discouraged for patient treatment and professionalism reasons, light cologne or
      perform may be worn in small amounts.

Additional Information
   • All clothing must be completely clean and unwrinkled.
   • Shirts must be neatly tucked in at all times.
   • Collars must be worn down at all times.
   • The uniform policy must be followed at all times while wearing the uniform, including event
       preparation, breaks, and while en route to or from events.
   • Uniforms must only be worn while working at approved IU-EMS events, and directly en route to
       and from such events.
   • It is strictly prohibited to wear any part of the IU-EMS uniform in bars, clubs, liquor stores,
       parties, or any other unprofessional locations, including locations where alcohol or drugs are
       being used.
   • It is strictly forbidden to use any part of the IU-EMS uniform for any other unprofessional
       purpose, which will be determined at the discretion of the executive board.
   • If you would like an exception to any part of the uniform policy for a religious or medical reason,
       please consult the IU-EMS president in person or by e-mail at iuems@indiana.edu.




                           Indiana University Emergency Medical Service
           Bloomington, IN – E-mail: iuems@indiana.edu – Website: www.iub.edu/~iuems