Nurses work long hour shifts, dealing with many highly stressful situations throughout the day and as such they need to be comfortable to be able to perform optimally. Typical Nurses attire consists of a lab coat, a pair of scrubs (top and bottom) and a pair of comfortable shoes.
Being comfortable is essential in to the profession. Sore, achy tired feet do not make forcheerful nursing which in turn affects the quality of service being rendered to patients.
The scrubs and lab coat need to be loose fitting made from cotton and “breathe” to allow for cooling and sweat absorption. The shoes need to be extremely comfortable.
Comfortable shoes are an absolute necessity because nurses stand for incredibly longhours and are carrying the full weight of the individual.
Comfortable shoes need to be of the following characteristics –
- Have enough space at the front of the shoe for the toes (called the toe box)
- Have an insole – the inside padding of the shoe
- Have an outsole – the part of the shoe that makes contact with the ground
- Have a soft sole which absorbs shock, very important detail
- Have a low heel which does not put any pressure on the front of the foot
- Must be soft breathable material with laces or Velcro to fasten the shoe
- Very important that the sole (underside) of the shoe be slip proof.
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