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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