my feet are killing me! - page 2

I am a nursing student and I just started precepting. I am doing 12 hour shifts and my feet are killing me! (Even though the time goes by fast.) I just wanted some different opinions on the... Read More

  1. by   Rozhinitsy
    Quote from wintergreen
    I am a nursing student and I just started precepting. I am doing 12 hour shifts and my feet are killing me! (Even though the time goes by fast.) I just wanted some different opinions on the different shifts out there.....
    Hi,
    Just wanted to say that we work 12 and a half hour shifts on my ward, plus the odd twilight(6pm to midnight), and some shorter shifts to make up the hours. You're feet will get used to it, believe me. Make sure you wear comfortable, breathable shoes and soak them when you get home.
  2. by   uk_nurse
    i work 14 hr shifts and love my hush puppies. Even though they are comfortable my feet still ache.
  3. by   Havin' A Party!
    Consider an eight-hour shift for a spell and see how that goes.

    Good luck!
  4. by   phyrenrain
    I don't know what city/state you're in, but there's a store called the "Good Feet Store." Their products are a Godsend. I have invested (and I do mean invested, the products aren't cheap, but well-worth the cost) in a pair of arch supports that I wouldn't take anything for. Try looking them up online. They're a huge help no matter what shift you work. Also try bringing a second pair of shoes to trade out in the middle of the shift. Hope this helps.



    Quote from wintergreen
    I am a nursing student and I just started precepting. I am doing 12 hour shifts and my feet are killing me! (Even though the time goes by fast.) I just wanted some different opinions on the different shifts out there.....
  5. by   Renee' Y-Y
    Arch supports from a specialty place called "Good Feet"...changed my life!!
  6. by   redwinggirlie
    Oh my goodness! I have the stuff for you! It's got four wheels and even a computer screen to gaze at... no, won't find it in a shoe box.... SIT DOWN FOR LUNCH. SIT for your research. SIT when you read the charts. SIT.
    No, not a four-letter-word, but one of the best to use at work.
    SIT
    Sometimes 5 minutes is all it takes.
  7. by   redwinggirlie
    And no, the people looking at you aren't thinking you are lazy. They''re wondering why they aren't doing the same. Remember, 5 mins......
    Peace to you
  8. by   Havin' A Party!
    OK Red Wing, I'll join ya in drink.

    Can't wait to hear 'bout that little motorized vehicle we can use to scoot down the halls and into patients' rooms. And it comes with a built-in PC for doing assessments too?!

    Cool!

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