Baby It’s Cold Outside

cold-outside

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.

Socks

I love fun socks.  Since it is not appropriate to wear UGGs or snow boots at work I choose fun support knee-high socks.

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.

Underscrubs under- scrub- tee

 

  • 55% Cotton / 45% Polyester
  • crew neck under scrub        
  • Modern Classic fit
  • 6 colors to choose from


Warmup Jackets

warm-up-jacket

 

  • 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″

Shoes

shoes

  • Patent
  • Import
  • 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.
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Cheryl Roby, RN

Cheryl J. Roby is a retired RN and US Army Nurse Major. She has over 30 years of nursing experience and 26 years of military experience in the Army Nurse Corp. During her nursing career she has traveled as part of her military experience visiting many of the 50 states and once to South Korea. Her medical training began during the Vietnam era when trained as an army medic. She went on to train as an OR tech and then as a LVN/LPN. She completed nursing school and was direct commissioned into the reserve Army Nurse Corp. nurse. She appreciated the challenge of working in various specialties and expanding her clinical and professional skill sets. Her time in the Army Reserves and California National Guard gave her the opportunity to travel to most of the 50 states and working in other medical facilities. During her career she spent years as an OR nurse, Occupational Health Nurse, Hospice Nurse, Forensic Nurse, Nurse Case Manager for developmental disabilities, Parish Nursing as well as being a Nurse Entrepreneur.

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