Nurses spend long hours delivering care to patients and their families. They also act as liaison between the doctors, patients the families. This can mean they will spend between eight to twelve hours, some times even more, on their feet. This taxing work can cause fatigue and stress not only to the foot, but also legs and back; sometimes even causing injury. This is the reason why proper foot care should be exercised and correct shoes must be worn.
Most hospitals and other healthcare institution in the United States, as mandated by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards and guidelines require their nurses and other healthcare workers to wear proper protection including scrubs, laboratory gowns, respirators and shoes while providing patient care.
Protective shoes such as nurse shoes must be worn at all times not only to reduce incidents related to slipping and falling but also to prevent them from skin exposure in events of hazardous spills. The covering of these nursing clogs also protects the feet from physical injury related to accidental dropping of equipments such as surgical knives, scissors, etc.
The breathable construction of nurses shoes also maintains foot health and keeps bacteria and fungus from growing into the shoes and feet. The proper arch support also reduces the risk of injury and spread’s the wearer’s weight for better posture.