Who’s is ready to win a Pink 3M™ Littmann® Classic II Pink Ribbon Stethoscope??

3M Littmann Classic II Pink Ribbon Stethoscope found on uniformadvantage.comHere’s how you can enter for a chance to win a 3M™ Littmann® Classic II Pink Ribbon Stethoscope courtesy of Uniform Advantage’s Win It Wednesday contest! 

This medical instrument is stunning to look at! It is pink, has a two-sided chestpiece and offers high acoustic sensitivity for superior performance. A tunable diaphragm on one side augments the traditional bell function of the opposite side. It includes soft sealing eartips and is approximately 28″ in length. What is even better is that Littmann will donate $5 from the sale of this stethoscope offered on our site to the American Cancer Society to help raise funds for Breast Cancer  but today, 1 lucky winner will win it for free!

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on Facebook. It involves 3 easy steps:

1. LIKE this post on our Blog and/or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

2. SHARE our Win It Wednesday Facebook contest post on your own wall

3. COMMENT on the Blog Post/Facebook post by answering this timely question: What is your greatest accomplishment so far in your career?

 

Once all Blog/Facebook comments are in and confirmed that you have shared our contest post, we will randomly choose 1 winner (using woobox.com), who will then receive a FREE 3M™ Littmann® Classic II Pink Ribbon Stethoscope. Click here for a preview.

 

This contest is for one day only and will end tomorrow, Thursday 30th October by 1pm EST and we will announce the winners the same day on Facebook and our Blog.

 

Important Notes:

•Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the last 6 months are not eligible to win.

•Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses due to varying international shipping rates and customs charges (you can enter as an international customer if you have a friend or family member with a U.S. shipping address that we can send your prize to).

•Selected contestants have 3  business days to respond to their “winner’s facebook message” after which point they forfeit their prize to another contestant.

 

Thank you for your participation!

Happy Respiratory Care Week 2014 from Uniform Advantage!

Respiratory Therapist Official SymbolRespiratory Care week officially began on October 19th and is ending on October 25th.

U.S. News & World Report reported that Respiratory Therapists are ranked as the 20th Best Health Care Job and 32nd in the 100 Best Jobs. Respiratory Therapists’ roles are not popularly known and are often considered as a nurse.

According to The University of Kansas Medical Center, “The respiratory therapist (RT) treats people with disorders affecting the cardiopulmonary system such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders, and trauma. In the hospital setting, the respiratory therapist provides care and life support to patients in the emergency room, intensive care units, general hospital areas, the pulmonary diagnostics laboratory and other specialty areas such as rehabilitation. While on the job, the RT will diagnose lung and breathing disorders and recommend treatment methods. They will interview patients, perform chest exams and analyze tissue specimens. Managing ventilators and artificial airway devices for patients who can’t breathe normally on their own is also a primary responsibility of these professionals. The respiratory therapist may play a prominent role in responding to Code Blue or other urgent calls for care in the emergency room. Students with strong math skills are best prepared to succeed in respiratory care. Work in this field involves working with patients and other clinicians; it’s definitely not a “desk job” and not “behind the scenes” in a laboratory environment. Respiratory therapists use high-tech equipment and the latest medical techniques to help patients in a variety of situations.”
Respiratory Therapist treating a patient at Driscoll Children's HopsitalWe discovered 5 great things about RTs from Science Buddies:

  1. Help a premature baby draw his or her first breaths.
  2. Remove mucus from a cystic fibrosis patient’s lungs to allow easier breathing.
  3. Use a ventilator to keep a critically ill patient alive during a med-flight.
  4. Teach a child how to manage his or her asthma.
  5. They are our breathing specialists and provide a critical role in helping us with any cardiopulmonary problems.

 Have an Awesome week and Thank You for taking care of us!

Respiratory Therapist Rocks

I just found out I am diagnosed with Breast or Ovarian Cancer…Where do I begin?

Breast Cancer Resources found on blog.uniformadvantage.comBeing diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming and emotional! Oh my Gosh…I am going to lose one or both of my breasts or some part of my body! Where do I go from here?? According to the World Health Organization’s Media Centre updated February 2014, cancers in general is among the leading causes of deaths worldwide and Breast, Lung, Liver, Stomach and Colorectal cancers cause the most deaths yearly.

We found and reviewed two innovative sites that offer so much love in what they have to offer. They embrace you as part of their family and provide a wealth of information, resources, cancer gear and opportunities for connecting.

CureDiva.com

Website: http://www.curediva.com/CureDiva.com, helping women facing breast cancer better their lives with style found on blog.uniformadvantage.com

CureDiva.com was formed because 2 breast cancer survivors, Efrat Roman and Tori Riegler came together to fulfill a need that was not met anywhere, an online shopping mall that is a 1-stop shop offering a wide variety of products at every stage of breast cancer treatment and a community to engage and embrace cancer patients that do not have to go through this alone. CureDiva’s mission is to help women facing breast cancer better their lives with style. Their business model boasts style and flair and gives women that boost of confidence – something that they need especially in this time.

The site is simple and easy to navigate through where customers can shop by Product Type or every stage of breast cancer Treatment including Just Diagnosed, Surgery, Chemo, Radiotherapy, Hormone Therapy and Ever After. When customers buy products, they have the opportunity to recommend products, share their experiences and tips and connect with a Guardian Diva, a fellow female who is also affected by breast cancer. In creating their community environment, they have built a transparent platform where the hard and soft topics are discussed and everything imaginable that a woman goes through is discussed. There are also forums that provide helpful tips, do’s and don’ts and if you have been affected by breast cancer and can provide a useful service to their community of visitors, they provide avenues for vendors, Guardian Divas, Social Media experts, Panel Bloggers and Style Experts to be a part of their savvy and supportive community.

 

SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer

Website: http://www.sharecancersupport.org/share-new/

SHARE: Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer found on blog.uniformadvantage.comSHARE was formed when a group of 12 women showed up to its first support group at the invitation of Dr. Eugene Thiessen, a doctor specializing in breast cancer in 1976. The group became a non-profit in 1978 and has expanded to provide an avenue of support to women and men who needed help with this disease. Their programs include outreach efforts, hotlines for support and educational programs and through this journey has even become an advocate for legislation and greater funding to be allocated to fight breast cancer. It has expanded its ethnic boundaries and LatinaSHARE was formed in the late 1980s providing support and information in Spanish to the Hispanic community. In 1995, they expanded to include support for women dealing with ovarian cancer.

SHARE members are very involved in the communities they touch and have even reached out to Corporations hosting Pink and Teal seminars to spread awareness about these two types of cancers and help encourage employees to be proactive about their health. They also offer an educational program called “Side by Side” that improves communication between patients and their healthcare providers. Survivor Patient Navigators act immediately once you have shared that you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and immediate attention and support are given in breast cancer clinics.

These two organizations offer a lot of love, support and trust to a vulnerable and emotional community of women and men that need daily doses of care. We love their missions and what they are about and with an active social media presence, they are changing lives one at a time!

 

Have you found any great sites of your own? We would love to hear about them.

Breast Cancer Resources found on blog.uniformadvantage.com

The Future of Nursing

Future of Nursing found on blog.uniformadvantage.comAre you a recent nursing graduate entering the medical profession work force, or a seasoned professional who has seen friends and family in other types of jobs getting laid off? If so, you may be questioning the future of nursing.

Well, we’re glad to say things are looking good for you nursing professionals!

Registered nurses make up the largest group in the U.S. workforce and nursing is the fastest growing career industry in the country.

Listed below are a few positive statistics according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing:

  • There are 3.1 million Registered Nurses nationwide.
  • There are four times as many nurses in the U.S as there are physicians.
  • The number of new RN jobs created through 2018 will be 581,500.
  • There will be a 36% rise in the demand for RNs in hospitals by 2020.

Nursing education programs have changed over the past few decades. They are more complex and focused. Allnurses.com says many nurses with Associate degrees (AA) are being encouraged to obtain their Bachelor’s as an AA degree may not be enough to land a nursing job in the future. Per Medscape.com, two-year RN programs are almost obsolete and hospital based nursing diplomas will be a thing of the past in the next 10 years. By 2020, it is the hope of the health care profession that at least 80% of all nurses will have a B.S. in nursing and that eventually this will become the minimum degree. Currently only 13.2% of nurses hold a master’s degree or higher in nursing. Many Ph.D. programs in nursing are fairly new but many believe to work in private practices and academic research nursing doctoral degrees will be needed. You may want to consider continuing your education to focus and specialize in your career.

demands for a new kind of nurse found on blog.uniformadvantage.com

Source: Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing

Incomes are increasing based on experience and specialties – more reason to continue your education. Here are some current annual median salaries according to allnurses.com:

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses: $41,540
  • Registered Nurses: $65,470
  • Nurse Practitioners: $89,960
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist: $94,487
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist: $148,160

The future is changing and is brighter than ever! We’ll always need more nurses because people are living longer, globalization has allowed healthcare workers to cross borders easier and there is a rising need for specialist care, outpatient care and home care services.

Team UA partners with American Cancer Society’s Making Strides against Breast Cancer for the 6th year in a row!

Team UA Making Strides Walk in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaOn Saturday October 11th, Team UA was in full force with approximately 55+ staff members, family and friends to participate in American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer local walk in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The outpouring of support and great weather made it a great Pink Day! It is our 6th year walking and helping in fundraising efforts since 2009. As of October 14th, we have raised $1,160 and are steadily moving towards our month end goal of $5,000.00. What is more fabulous, is that our amazing company Uniform Advantage will match every $1 dollar contributed!

To raise funds, Team UA has embarked on several initiatives at our Corporate Headquarters:

  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Hawaiian themed Potluck
  • Cupcake sale
  • Team Uniform Advantage American Cancer Society’s Page – If this cause is dear to your heart, we would love your support to help us reach our goal.
  • UAScrubs Facebook Campaign – Every new Facebook page “LIKE” we receive in the month of October, Team UA is going to donate $1 to Making Strides! We started October 1st with 62,777 likes and we are at 63,745 to date on October 16th. We have 968 new likes so far.

We are going to continue the momentum and help raise monies and awareness and provide funding to those affected by this intimate and emotional disease. We want to shout out a HUGE THANK YOU to all staff members who attended the walk and contributed personally to this cause! Check out these pics from our walk and all who got their Pink On!

American Cancer's Society Making Strides Walk in Fort Lauderdale, FloridaTeam UA Making Strides Walk in Fort Lauderdale, Florida American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Team UA Making Strides Walk in Fort Lauderdale, Florida American Cancer's Society Making Strides Walk in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Team UA Making Strides Walk in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Team UA Making Strides Walk in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Team UA Making Strides Walk in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Team UA in Full Force at American Cancer Society's Making Strides Walk in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Get ready for Uniform Advantage’s Win It Wednesday Contest featuring our very own Butter-Soft™ Junior Fit Stretch Scrubs!!

Get ready for Uniform Advantage's Win It Wednesday Contest featuring our very own Butter-Soft™ Junior Fit Stretch ScrubsWhat is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear these words all in 1 sentence: “Stretch,” “Comfort,” “Soft” and “Durable!”

Butter-Soft™ JUNIOR FIT Stretch Scrubs!! Riighht??

Get ready to win a complimentary scrub set from our very own in-house brand, Butter-Soft™ Stretch Scrubs by UA!

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win in Uniform Advantage’s Win It Wednesday contest!

Scrubs with stretch is one of the most fashionable and trendy statements in the nursing uniform industry today and our Butter-Soft™ JUNIOR FIT Stretch Scrubs collection was designed in response to this trend. It comes in an assortment of solid colors and prints to accommodate every healthcare professional’s personal tastes.  Our solid scrubs are featured in 10 colors: Coral Blush, Fuchsia, Eggplant, Turquoise, Navy, Royal, Lime Fresh, Pewter, White and Black. Our prints offer a contemporary fit and stylish flare to your wardrobe! You can feast your eyes on Whirling Flowers Coral Blush, Wild Love Coral Blush and Sweet Dreams Navy prints. Our Butter-Soft™ fabric for this collection is soft, durable and consists of a 55/42/3 cotton/poly/spandex blend for our solids and 97/3 cotton/spandex blend for our prints.

 

6 lucky winners will win a Butter-Soft™ JUNIOR FIT Stretch Scrub Set that includes a scrub top and pants offered on our website for free!

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on Facebook. It involves 3 easy steps:

1. LIKE this post on our Blog and/or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

2. SHARE our Win It Wednesday Facebook contest post on your own wall

3. COMMENT on the Blog Post/Facebook post by answering this timely question: What is your all time favorite Halloween movie??

 

Once all Blog/Facebook comments are in and confirmed that you have shared our contest post, we will randomly choose 6 winners (using woobox.com), who will then receive a FREE Butter-Soft™ JUNIOR FIT Stretch Scrub Outfit of their choice. Click here for a preview.

 

The contest ends Monday 20th October, 2014 at midnight and we will announce the winners Tuesday 21st October, 2014 after 10 am EST on Facebook and our Blog.

 

Important Notes:

•Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the last 6 months are not eligible to win.

•Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses due to varying international shipping rates and customs charges (you can enter as an international customer if you have a friend or family member with a U.S. shipping address that we can send your prize to).

•Selected contestants have 3  business days to respond to their “winner’s facebook message” after which point they forfeit their prize to another contestant.

 

Thank you for your participation!

Celebrating Veterinary Technicians Week with our Animal Lovers – Oct. 12 – 18, 2014

National Veterinary Technician Week is October 12-18, 2014 found on blog.uniformadvantage.comNational Veterinary Technician Week is October 12-18 this year. It was first celebrated in 1993 to recognize those medical professionals who are a crucial part of everyday operations for veterinary practices and is celebrating its 21st year in 2014! These individuals are natural animal lovers who, along with the veterinarians they work with, provide the necessary and compassionate care for the health and welfare of their animal patients. According to NAVTA’s President, Dennis Lopez, M.Ed., LVT, he was quoted in the Veterinary E-News Magazine saying “The credentialed veterinary technician is so much more than an assistant to the [veterinarian].” “The public is often uninformed about the importance of the veterinary nursing staff behind the scenes, working long shifts in the treatment rooms of animal clinics and hospitals. Our view at NAVTA is that the veterinary technician is an extension of the doctor, performing many critical nursing tasks in support.”

Along with recognizing Veterinary Technicians, this week is also about other activities too:

  • Educate the public about what Veterinary Technicians do
  • Reinforce the value and professionalism of Veterinary Technicians
  • Provide an opportunity for Veterinary Technicians to encourage one another for excellent work ethic and team building
  • Acknowledge their quality relationships with other veterinary professionals

Veterinary Technician Week 2014

Not all Veterinary Technicians are employed in clinical settings. There are also opportunities in:

  • Education
  • Humane societies
  • Zoos and wildlife parks
  • Military
  • Research

If you have chosen this medical professional career path, THANK YOU for all you do from all animal lovers everywhere!

Here are some of our Uniform Advantage exclusive prints designed with you in mind:

“Furry Fashion Black” V-Neck Top Style #UA303FUF

Vet Tech UA Furry Fashion Black Print Scrub Top Style#  UA303FUF found on blog.uniformadvantage.com

 

“Alley Cat Coral Blush” 5 Pocket Scrub Top Style #UA638ACC

Vet Tech UA Alley Cat Coral Blush 5 Pocket Scrub Top Style#  UA638ACC found on blog.uniformadvantage.com

“Giddy Up Eggplant” Mock Wrap Top Style #WT668GUE

Vet Tech UA Giddy Up Eggplant Mock Wrap Scrub Top Style #  WT668GUE found on blog.uniformadvantage.com

“Best in Show Black” Unisex One Pocket Scrub Top Style #UA71BIB

Vet Tech UA Best In Show Unisex Print Scrub Top Style#  UA71BIB found on blog.uniformadvantage.com

And we have accessories also:

Koi Scrubs “Best Friend” Retractable Badge Reel Style #K101FRN

Vet Tech Koi Scrubs Best Friend Badge Reel Style #  K101FRN found on bloguniformadvantage.com

Koi Scrubs “Purrfect” Retractable Badge Reel Style #

Vet Tech Koi Scrubs Purrfect Badge Reel Style #  K101PRF found on blog.uniformadvantage.com

Nurse Mates “Black/White Zebra” Beaded Lanyard Style #LO920905

Vet Tech Nurse Mates Black White Zebra Beaded Lanyard Style LO920905 found on blog.uniformadvantage.com

What do you loooove about being a Veterinary Technician? Please leave us a comment!

Veterinary Technician Week 2014 found on blog.uniformadvantage.com