Banning Crocs? - page 4
I am an RN in one of the largest LTC facilities in Ontario (320 beds) and I am also the infection control officer. I have been wearing Crocs, the Professional model and the Relief model, both... Read More
Mar 15, '07I work in an LTAC and this is my belief
"crocs..with holes, without holes, tennis shoes, steel toed boots...what's the diff!" I work in an LTAC and I figure this, I probably have every germ known to man and its not because I don't take every precaution, I do, however, when push comes to shove and there's a nuclear war, the only thing left on this earth alive will be the cockroaches and ME!! hehe
we have those plastic needled syringes and they suck, I'm an RT and occasionally I have to use a syringe to draw up Gent for neb therapy, I don't care who y'ar, you can't successfully draw up the second vial...you always end up pushing too hard, pushing the rubber stopper thingy up into the vial and all the Gent leaks out onto your gloved hand and your scrub jacket...
so, I guess all the germs on me are now being killed by the Gent I've just poored all over myself...LOL
It just doesn't matter...LOL
maybe I should just dump that second vial onto my crocks and socks...LOL
sorry, I have a warped sense of humor
Mar 15, '07I gotta have my Crocs! I have wore all kinds of shoes and nothing compares to these! After being on my feet all day.. my feet don't hurt. With all the other footwear, my feet always hurt. As for a needle dropping and hitting in one of those holes...what are the odds? If you know you will be working around a lot of blood(trauma, injuries, IV starts...etc), wear shoe covers. As for those "things" you can put in the holes...that can be another option. I have had shoes without the vents....lets just say...I Have to have the vents! Thank goodness our facility hasn't banned them..but I could see it happen.
Mar 15, '07Quote from TraumaICURNI was told in hospital orientation about 6 or 7 months ago that we were not allowed to wear the Crocs, particularly the ones with the holes in the top. The ban had something to do with dropping needles into the holes
Dropping needes into the holes? They're not that big. I hope your administrators at your place don't make silly judgements like that for every issue.
Mar 15, '07Quote from mom2michaelLook at these new Crocs....
Nothing would get through these bad boys!!!!!
Mar 15, '07Quote from zippygbr[font="comic sans ms"]has been known to see zippy wearing his steel toes magnums with usinform in hospital, usual to see zippy in steel toe magnums in the pre-hospital setting
Mar 15, '07I was thrown up on while wearing holey crocs and it was the fastest and easiest clean up job ever. Rinse, disinfect with spray, trade socks for hospital slippers and move on. If I had been wearing another shoe the puke would have soaked in and I would have had to throw out the shoe, plus walk the rest of the shift barefoot or feeling like I was carrying the funk around on my feet.
I would like to point out that if you have a liquid soaking through the holes what are the chances that the liquid has only hit the toe area- probably your whole foot and ankle are involved anyway. So the holes/no holes debate doesn't seem to be worth the debate it's gotten in the admin offices.
Mar 15, '07Quote from mom2michaelThink I would love those for beach walking and clam digging here in WA.Look at these new Crocs....
Nothing would get through these bad boys!!!!!
I am one of the "odd balls" (yes in more ways than one). I don't think clogs belong in clinical areas where body fluids/blood splashes are common. (like in OB where I work.) NO WAY would I wear such shoes in the OR or in a delivery room! And clogs with holes? Bad news to me.
Personally I wear all over covering athletic shoes and shoe covers. Stylish? No, but definately protected and no need for changes in the case of spills or other such things (except for the disposable shoe covers of course). The shoe covers look so godawful nasty when I remove them, I am convinced that crocs dont' belong where I work. I wear gloves just to remove those shoe covers, blech.
But do I think administrators have bigger fish to fry? CLEARLY YES!
Hey it's only my opinion.Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 15, '07
Mar 16, '07Well, if you do need the closed toe ones, shoebuy has 'em for $28 after discount right now, in different colors. (and if you create an account with 'em during checkout, it's another 10% off). They have the vented ones too on the site.
Ordered a pair, I'll see if they fit my sz 13 honkers.
Mar 16, '07I wear a knock off version of Crocs that I get at allheart.com. They're $12/pair and I LOVE them. I'm 44 years old and my feet, knees, back never suffer during a shift when I'm wearing these.
I do not buy the version with the holes in the top. I just don't want drips and splashes going between my toes and down into my shoes.
What I love about the material Crocs and the knockoffs are made of (and I hope any committee investigating infection potential will take this into consideration), is that when I come home at night, I spray them with a 10% solution of Lysol and leave them by the front door. Voila, germs be gone.
Mar 16, '07I love my Crocs! I didn't think I'd ever leave my Mizuno running shoes....then I finally tried the Crocs! I can get three pairs of Crocs for what I paid for one pair of Mizunos. I get the Professionals, I don't think the holes are a good idea, though. When I wore the running sneakers my feet felt good at the end of the day, but they were mesh and anything could get through that stuff! I'm not sure what I'll do if my place of work ever decides to ban them....they'd better have some good evidence behind their decision though! For anyone having a tough time finding the ones without holes, I get mine at Zappos.com....I don't usually have a problem there!
Mar 16, '07I have mixed feelings about the crocs, but the same arguments could hold for alot of the tennis shoes I see worn. I am an agency LPN, and love my Berkies, and the thought that I could be told not to wear them because they are clogs???? The only thing I don't like about the crocs is that some of the CNA's I see wear them, it appears that they do not have the correct size..... they seem sloppy (and I am not wild about some of the crazy colors.....)