5 Essentials to Get You Through Your Shift

At Infectious we care about our people. This is why we have come up with a list of five essentials that are worth having on you to get through every shift! Whether you work in a hospital or dental practice, vet clinic or beauty salon, having these items on-hand will make it easier and more enjoyable to help you focus on the job ahead. 

Insulated Water Bottle

Insulated water bottles are a must, especially if you are on your feet all day. Drinking lots of water throughout the day will keep you hydrated and boost your overall energy - which is especially important when caring for patients and interacting with a team. 

We’ve found one of the easiest ways to get your water intake during your shift is to get a BIG insulated water bottle. It'll keep your water cold for hours on end, and you won’t need to worry about continuously filling up a glass every 30 minutes! 

Comfortable Scrubs

Uncomfortable scrubs equals an uncomfortable shift; it's that simple. The perfect pair of scrubs should feel easy to move in and be comfortable no matter the task you’re completing. 

At Infectious, we are home to world-leading scrub brands such as Dickies, Cherokee and WonderWink. These top-quality brands are made from high-quality fabrics and adhere to the highest standards which makes them comfortable, durable and great value for money.

Lastly, don't be afraid to have some fun with your scrub choices and pick ones that show a bit of your personality or help keep the day bit more fun!

Comfortable Uniforms

Good Shoes

Does back pain and achy feet sound familiar when getting home from your shift? It’s time to upgrade your shoes!

Having a comfortable and practical pair of shoes to wear is essential - no matter your profession. The last thing you want is achy legs after a day of running around and standing for long periods. 

We’ve also found it to be handy to get yourself an extra pair of shoes that you can turn to whenever your favourite pair breaks, need to be washed, or you want to change up the support you're getting.


Snacks on shift are a lifesaver! We know having a lunch break might not always happen, so keeping healthy snacks in your pockets is a great way to push aside those hunger cravings.

For those that do have time to take a long break - pre-making your lunches is a great habit to form, so they are ready every day before your shifts and will provide you sustenance.

A Fob Watch 

Ask almost any shift worker, and they'll all agree a fob watch is a must-have. They're an essential item for any healthcare professional. They're practical, functional and reliable - making them a no-brainer. 

If you can't access your phone or aren't allowed a wristwatch, these are the next best alternatives. At Infectious, we stock a variety of watch options to suit your needs and personal style. 

So there you have it. You now have a list of all the essentials we believe will help get you through your shift. Check out our website for a wide variety of comfortable scrubs, or to get yourself a FOB watch!




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