We can’t emphasize enough how important and impactful the work of a nurse is – these men and women are responsible for the care, comfort, safety, recovery and treatment of the healthy, the sick and the injured. They help us through our most challenging moments and celebrate through our greatest feats. The crazy part is that these incredible people work relentless shifts (we’re talking 10-12 hours!) and are often too busy to stop and eat, drink water, or even sit down. Because these superheroes need to stay healthy and deserve to be comfortable, VIM & VIGR is giving away free compression socks to nurses that YOU nominate every single day of National Nurses Week (May 6-May 12)! Whether you are a nurse and want to recognize one (or five) of your coworkers, or you’ve been a patient and had a great experience with your nurse, click here to nominate them and you both will have a chance to win a pair of VIM & VIGR’s stylish compression socks. Three winners will be selected randomly starting today through Thurday, May 12th, so don’t wait!
In the spirit of spreading the love, here are a few of the nominations that we’ve received so far:
"Jenneca is a rock star in our clinic! She is ALWAYS friendly, personable, great with patients, and is an amazing coworker. She always has a smile on her face, is approachable, and brings so much to MBJ." – Shayna J., MT
"Janet is the most amazing, compassionate nurse and leader I have ever worked with and seen in action!!" – Paula R., ID
"Max is a kick in the pants. She makes all of her patients laugh, and makes coming to work fun! She is an expert in ortho nursing and is always there as a resource. She exemplifies the profession." – Kacia B., MT
"She transitioned to a busy Philadelphia ER, quickly attained a management position and runs a caring, tight ship, all while raising two young boys. She loves her VIM & VIGR socks and deserves another pair!" – David L., PA
"She is helpful, positive, knowledgeable, valuable, productive, and essential to keeping Dr. LaPorte running smoothly. She is also a great person." – Lori S., MT
"Christine followed in her mother's footsteps to a nursing career and is a loving and compassionate nurse. She is the future of nursing." – Kim B., NY
"She tends to over 1,500 students, 100-plus staff, and handles all of the questions from parents. Not only does she put band-aids on boo boo’s but she is also an advocate for our students." – Wendy N., MT
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We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.
If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.
Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.
Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.
Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.
All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.
Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel.
Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.
With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.
Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.