Footwear needs to meet the needs of a person working in a healthcare facility.
In general the footwear should:
(1) look professional.
(2) be comfortable and nonabrasive.
(3) be supportive (especially for someone who stands much of the day)
(4) provide a complete and continuous cover (in the event that a needle is dropped)
(5) be made of a material that can be decontaminated
Additional protection may be needed if there is risk of exposure to blood or body fluids:
(1) A shoe cover may be adequate if there is a low risk of small droplets.
(2) Rubber boots may be needed if the amount of blood exposure is significant.
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Specialty: Infectious Diseases