Paramedic Uniform: What items do you need?

Paramedic Uniform: What items do you need?

As an emergency service worker, there’s a lot to think about when you’re at work. From making sure you’re able to look after patients to the best of your ability to making split-second decisions in life or death situations, there’s a lot to consider.

One of the things you will need to think about it the uniform you wear and accessories you may need during the job. That’s why Alexandra has put together this list to help you keep track of the clothing and items you may need to wear or keep with you during your daily shifts.

Always remember that this guide serves as just a helpful suggestion, and you should always check your workplace private or NHS uniform guidelines before purchasing any uniform.

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Unisex Polo Shirt

Tops

Polo Shirt

Use a polo shirt as your base layer. A polo shirt is comfortable to wear on long shifts, keeps you cool when you’re working inside and always looks professional.

Softshell Jacket

On top of the T-shirt, a softshell jacket is a sensible choice. It will keep you warm when going between the ambulance and any buildings your patients might be in and, with a single zip front, is also easy to remove once you get hot.

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Softshell Jacket
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Ambulance Hi-Vis Jacket

Hi-Vis Jacket

Ideal for working outside during the colder months, a high-vis ambulance jacket is breathable so you don’t get too hot, and is waterproof to keep you dry when the weather turns. It features epaulette bars, a front and rear badge holder to make you identifiable and radio loops to hold your equipment. The reflectivity means this is essential for working near the roadside.

Hi-Vis Waistcoat

A great alternative to the jacket in the summer months is the hi-vis waistcoat. It allows you to stay visible by the roadside at night without being designed to retain heat.

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Hi-Vis Waistcoat
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Paramedic Combat Trousers

Trousers

The key to the trousers paramedics wear is durability and utility. You’ll often be working away from the ambulance, so you’ll need trousers that help you carry as much equipment as possible. 

Paramedic Combat Trousers

The best choice of trousers for paramedics are combat trousers. Featuring two hip pockets and two thigh pockets, they give you enough space to carry all of your most-used equipment on the go. Being made from a heavy-duty polyester/cotton mix, they’re durable enough to last the often testing pace paramedics have to work at.

Accessories

When you’re thinking of buying accessories, you need to think about the space you have available to carry them and the benefits they can give you on the job. Only keep with you the accessories you really need, and these will often be the ones that either help you do your job more efficiently, keep you safe or keep you warm.

Baseball Cap

As you can often find yourself working outside, you should think about whether a cap will make your job easier. It can help to keep your eyes protected - stopping you squinting in the bright sunlight - and protect your head to stop you from getting sunstroke. Alexandra’s caps are available in colours that complement your uniform.

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Baseball Cap
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Utility Belt

Utility Belt

Sometimes you might find that the pockets on your combat trousers just aren’t enough. A utility belt can quickly add more storage to make your life easier and your work more efficient when helping patients.

Carry Kit Bag

When you’re helping a patient, you need your specialist equipment to hand immediately. This carry kit bag features a front and main zipped compartments to allow you quick access and adjustable straps for easy carrying. 

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Carry Kit Bag
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Leather Gloves

Leather Gloves

Given a lot of your work is outside, you may find you need gloves to help keep your hands safe and warm. Leather gloves are durable and easier to wipe down than cotton ones, making them more hygienic.

Shop for Paramedic Uniform at Alexandra

All of the items above, along with a wider range of medical uniform, PPE and accessories are available now from Alexandra. Check them out now.