A typical shift for a health care worker is long, stressful, and very active. The last thing that should be crossing their minds while at work is that their shoes aren’t supportive enough or that their tools are inadequate. This month we discuss four nonnegotiable accessories that no medical professional should be without.
The single most essential accessory for health care workers is comfortable and supportive footwear. In addition to supporting the entire body, these work shoes should be slip resistant, breathable, moisture wicking, and easy to take on and off. Most doctors and nurses have to wear shoes that are lace-free as per their dress code in an effort to reduce germ spreading and workplace injuries.
Did you know that standing for long periods of time can cause swollen ankles, varicose veins, foot pain, and even blood clots? Rarely do healthcare workers get to sit for thirty straight minutes throughout their twelve hour shift, making them highly susceptible to these blood pressure related issues. Compression socks are great for improving blood circulation, preventing fluid from building up in the feet and ankles, and are safe for daily use.
Whether it’s to simply record the time on a form or to track a patients vitals, a reliable watch is possibly every health care workers greatest tool. When shopping for a work watch be sure to get one that’s analog and has a second hand. Your watch should have a strap made out of silicone, plastic, or anything besides fabric as it can get wet, stained, and collect even more germs.
Due to the medical fields’ notoriously long shifts, most professionals bring various essentials with them to work such as a lunch, change of shoes, purse, reusable water bottle, or book. Utilizing a designated work bag can help save time, minimize the chances of losing something, and protect your things from moisture and dirt.
It’s never been more important for healthcare workers to equip themselves with tools that can enhance their performance and wellbeing simultaneously. At Scrubs Nyack in Nyack, NY we strive to provide the highest quality and most convenient accessories, clothing, and tools for those working in the medical community. Head to our website or stop by our store to shop our impressive selection today!