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Preventing Needle sticks

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Specializes in Mursing. Has 3 years experience.

Preventing needlesticks in your feet:

What shoes do you wear to prevent this? I was thinking of wearing the Sika Footwear shoes because they look tough and a lot of nurses wear them. http://sikafootwear.ca/

What shoes do you wear to prevent needlesticks in your feet?:smokin:

Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

Always have your toes covered, but a needle can penetrate leather! And you have to avoid throwing syringes at your feet! :specs: How about Crocs?

lpnflorida

Specializes in psych. rehab nursing, float pool. Has 30 years experience.

An interesting thought. In 30 years I have never heard of anyone having a needle stick on their foot.

Blee O'Myacin, BSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, Heme/Onc.

I wear Dansko Professionals because I like my heels covered as well. I'm more concerned about things like stretchers, IV poles and long boards crashing into my feet. My next shoes are going to be steel toed.

truern

Specializes in Telemetry & Obs.

Hmmmm, never once heard of a needlestick in the foot. First time for everything, I guess :D

Steel-toe boots get my vote...with galoshes over them...make that TWO pairs of galoshes. Might as well double up :D

Hmmmm, never once heard of a needlestick in the foot. First time for everything, I guess :D

Steel-toe boots get my vote...with galoshes over them...make that TWO pairs of galoshes. Might as well double up :D

Shoe condoms !!! Thats what we need

RedCell

Specializes in CRNA.

What shoes do you wear to prevent needlesticks in your feet?:smokin:

Size 14 steel toe baby manatee skin cowboy boots. Manatee skin is extra tough, can't get nuthin' through it! The patients love it and I have not had a needle stick in my foot yet. Of course, I should also probably disclose that I have a prosthetic foot on my left side and an authentic peg leg on the right.

tanthalas

Specializes in Mursing. Has 3 years experience.

lol

Thanks guys. A used needle in a Hep C, HIV positive patient dropped near my feet last weekend. Scared the living cr*p out of me!

kayleeray

Specializes in (Hopefully one day..) neuro/urology ^.^.

Yeah, I don't think I would wear crocs just for that reason! EEEEK!

Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

I meant the crocs without holes in them, not the holey ones!

truern

Specializes in Telemetry & Obs.

lol

Thanks guys. A used needle in a Hep C, HIV positive patient dropped near my feet last weekend. Scared the living cr*p out of me!

I like you...you don't get all bent out of shape at a little teasing :D

I can see what that scared you...but if you think about it that needle could also get you in the leg and you can't go around wearing a hazmat suit with a chainmail shark suit over it to protect *everything*. Well, I guess you could but you'd scare all the patients then :D

Just be careful...and pray.

Overland1, RN

Has 22 years experience.

The issue of proper shoes goes beyond possible needle sticks. Get some shoes with excellent arch support that fit your feet. You have to live with them for twelve or more hours at a time. Something that provides protection from foreign objects is a definite consideration. I have some shoes that do not work well for 10-12 hours on my feet, while some others (decent quality sneakers) work great. Keep in mind that even the best quality sneakers (they used to be called that, but as the prices went up, they became known as all sorts of fancy names) are worthless for support after about six months.

Whatever you choose, treat them as appropriate when new to prevent staining and water (?) damage, and they will serve you well.

Scrubby

Specializes in Operating Room Nursing. Has 6 years experience.

Ouch!!!

Why would a needle be anywhere near your feet?

The nurse dropped the syringe she was holding.

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