Nurse Calls Hospital's Croc Ban a Crock

Pittsburgh's Mercy Hospital has banned the wearing of Crocs. The hospital's infection control manager says the ventilation holes in the spongy shoes could pose a risk if somebody drops a syringe. One Croc-wearing nurse says the ban is ridiculous.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I am Steven Inskeep.

Somebody finally put a stop to the spread of Crocs. Those rubbery shoes have turned up everywhere, but they are not supposed to show up on the feet of employees at Pittsburgh's Mercy Hospital. The hospital's infection control manager banned them because of their ventilation holes. She says somebody could drop a syringe through those holes. One Croc-wearing nurse says the ban is ridiculous and she could just as well get a needle stuck in her leg or her arm. It's MORNING EDITION.

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