I have spent the last few days hunkered down in my tiny house trying to stay warm. I am sure many of you are living or working in areas where the temperature is freezing it is winter after all. Well here in Alabama it gets cold but this has been literally freezing. We even had about a foot of snow and in Alabama, that is not a good thing. People here have no clue how to drive in this mess.
Not knowing how to drive in the ice and snow is for sure a problem but also dressing for these cold temperatures is a bit of a challenge. Most of us in the south do not have much in the way of cold weather gear so it is almost comical seeing how we dress. The challenge for travel nurses can be even more difficult. If you are taking an assignment in the south because of the moderate temperatures you might be caught off guard when the temperature drops from 60 degrees to below 30 degrees overnight.
I have put together a few items to help you stay warm while at work.
I love fun socks. Since it is not appropriate to wear UGGs or snow boots at work I choose fun support knee-high socks.
Try these NurseMates compression trouser socks.
- 12-14 mmHg Graduated Compression
- Comfortable heel and toe pocket
- Knee length
- Ultra soft microfiber blend
I know most nurses wear scrubs these days and since the are short sleeves what can we wear under and over to keep warm but yet work comfortably.
- 55% Cotton / 45% Polyester
- crew neck under scrub
- Modern Classic fit
- 6 colors to choose from
- 77% Polyester 20% Rayon 3% Spandex
- Zipper front with mandarin collar
- 2 side pockets
- 77% Polyester/20% Rayon/3% Spandex
- Modern fit
- Center back length: 25.25″
- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately not_applicable from arch
- Heel measures approximately 2 inches”
- Protective heel counter allows the heel to move up and down freely while providing lateral stability.
- Padded instep collar for extra comfort.