If you’re an EMT, you know the pain of working in slippery work boots and wet socks. Being uncomfortable can kill productivity on call and can be a downright pain in the butt.
Now that rainy season is in full swing, EMTs should know how to prepare for the cold weather. Keep the following EMT tips for a rainy day.
Listen to your mom, don’t forget to pack your jacket.
Investing in a cozy jacket will keep you warm and dry during those rainy night runs. Look up affordable waterproof puffer jackets to keep you nice and bundled up. If you don’t want tot feel overheated, a nice thermal under your work shirt can suffice.
Keep those piggies warm with waterproof boots and cotton socks.
Warm feet=dry feet. Keep your toes safe from the rain with durable waterproof boots and leave room for thick cotton socks. Skip thin ankle socks that have a tendency to ride down and leave you with blistered ankles.
Utilize ambulance space to store your belongs.
Just because there isn’t a lot of room in the ambulance doesn’t mean you should skip out on packing the extra materials that will keep you warm and safe from the rain. Utilize small spaces like the gaps behind the gurney for packing your umbrella, gloves, or extra jacket. Make it work!
Extra EMT Tip: Don’t forget to wipe down equipment for patients. Rain can make emergencies more stressful for your patient. Make sure to wipe off any rain drops that will make gurneys cold and uncomfortable for your patients. Be sure to drive extra safe during these rainy day conditions to ensure the safety of all on board.
Let us know how you keep brave the rain on your shift in the comments below! Stay warm, ya’ll!