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Uniform Advantage partners with Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Uniform Advantage partners with Living Beyond Breast CancerThis Fall, we are excited to partner with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) and donate proceeds from 2 of our breast cancer cause awareness scrubs, Celebrate Pink Black and Wild and Pink Black prints. We will be joining our sister brand, in making a donation, over $5,000 in total towards the fight against breast cancer!

LBBC’s mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and be a community of support because no one should have to go through any stage of breast cancer alone. They help anyone diagnosed with breast cancer: from being newly diagnosed, in treatment, living with advanced breast cancer or in recovery and even loved ones of those impacted by this disease. They offer a holistic approach to getting people informed and taken care of.

People are always ready to help and go all out in October. They wear pink, not only because it is a hot color but it looks good on everyone, female and males! But after reading one of LBBC’s blogs by one of their bloggers, Beth Caldwell speaking about October 13th being Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, we wanted to help educate and help people to donate more to this type of cancer.

She was passionate and spoke of what someone who is diagnosed with this type of cancer goes through.

Did you know it is vastly underfunded?

Sometimes you take it for granted that through the excitement from all the fundraising efforts in finding a cure for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, that you don’t think that this is a daily reminder of their personal struggle with this disease. It is a rough month for thousands of people and their families. According to Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, Metastatic Breast Cancer is stage IV and represents 6-10% of new breast cancer cases and is deadly! There is no cure! The number of people living with this type of cancer in the US is estimated to be over 155,000 and the average survival time is 3 years. Unfortunately, funding dollars towards metastatic research is less than 5%.

With stats like that, let’s help spread the word about this brutal cancer and donate more dollars to help people affected by it.

Read Beth Caldwell’s personal experience titled Pink to Black on LBBC’s Blog. It was real and heartfelt.

About Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Uniform Advantage partners with Living Beyond Breast Cancer


Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is a nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where no one impacted by breast cancer feels uninformed or alone. To strive toward reaching that vision, LBBC’s mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. LBBC addresses the current needs of people affected by breast cancer, whether they are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recovery or living with a history of or managing a metastatic form of the disease. Resources are developed in collaboration with the nation’s leading oncologists, health professionals and ally organizations and are delivered by people who understand the physical and emotional complexities of breast cancer. LBBC offers its programs and services in a variety of printed and digital formats. For more information, visit them at Uniform Advantage has partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer in Fall 2015 and will be donating $1 from the sale of each “Wild and Pink Black” and “Celebrate Pink Black” scrub prints towards the fight against breast cancer. The total donation will amount to over $5,000. For more information, please visit

We look forward to your support today!

Fall ’15 Fashion Scrub Trends with Sophie

Sophie's Picks - Uniform Advantage's in house Fashion GuruFall is everyone’s favorite season!

The air is crispier, the leaves are changing and it’s pumpkin everything season!

Not to mention, it is that time of year where women are excited to wear and accessorize the latest Fall Fashion in their everyday lives from work to hanging out, to partying to running errands.

This Fall 2015, there are 4 trends that will make you that girl every medical professional wants to dress like at your office!

Trends #1 & 2 – Show Your Stripes and ColorFall

Prints are the rage in all shapes and layouts in bold and bright colors! Navy is also very huge this Fall! Our Wild Skin Navy Scrub top, Style # UA864WN and Madly In Love Navy Fashion Scrub Top, Style # STN868MN, depicts these 2 hot trends in beautiful shades of Turquoise, Navy, Grey Stone, Go Green, Berry and Purple. These tops are flattering to any body shape and will definitely create a statement in your office! Navy Blue and Turquoise pants in Style # UA32C and/or Style # UA56C will match perfectly with the Wild Skin Navy top. Add a Berry Kiss shade to these wardrobe ideas to also complement the Madly In Love Navy Fashion Top. Our Women’s Long Sleeve Tee, Style # KN596 in Navy is perfect for layering.

Trend #3 – A New Hue

Rich jewel tones are always the rave in Fall Fashion in shades of purple, wine, red, magenta, emerald, teal and gold. Berry Burst is the perfect shade to add warmth and color to this season! Our Butter-Soft Scrubs by UA™ Short Sleeve 4-Pocket Top w/ Zipper Trim and coordinating pants will help you create a sharp, professional look that stands out.

Trend #4 – Winter Florals

Floral prints are a big hit as they add versatility with coordinating solid colors to create many stylish looks in your wardrobe. It adds textures and accents that every medical professional will have fun accessorizing. There is something about nature that just inspires you and gives hope for better things to come! UA offers many designs in different colors and styles that is the perfect choice just for you. Click here to see our floral scrub print collection.

Trends #5 & 6 – Accessorize…Accessorize…Accessorize!

Sophie's Picks - Fall 2015 Trends for medical professionals

Are you in an adventurous mood to try all? Or which trend do you like the most and why?

Miss Colorado’s Telling Example – What it means to be More than Just A Nurse

Did you get a chance to see Miss America on Sunday??

Congratulations to Miss Georgia from the Peaches State!

Miss Colorado, Kelley Johnson did her profession proud on Sunday night when she spoke about what nursing represents, instead of doing the usual song and dance repertoires done by contestants. She portrayed herself very humbly and wore her purple scrubs and stethoscope to emphasize the role nurses play in the healthcare profession. It was pretty awesome to see her illustrate exactly what nursing is all about in the example she gave about one of her Alzheimer patients, Joe. What meant the most to him was the love she gave him through meaningful conversations and holding his hand when he needed it the most, and just providing a listening ear. She truly showed that she is more than just a nurse! Check her out in this YouTube video.

We at Uniform Advantage feel the same way because nursing is all about loving and caring for patients, and what nurses dispense from their hearts is irreplaceable. We first saw this popular reference from Nurse Kateri Allard when she wrote a fantastic article titled “Don’t Call Me Just a Nurse.” We had to include it in our Super Nurses infographic campaign last year. Check it out!

One of the memes we posted celebrating our Nurses during Nurses Week this year truly emulates Miss Colorado’s sentiments (see first meme)! Check out the rest of them below. We created several memes about the roles nurses play and how appreciative we are of their service.

Nurses are Angels. Happy Nurses Week! UA 2015 Nurse Meme - Nurses dispense comfortUA 2015 Nurse Meme - RN stands for Rockstar Nurse UA 2015 Nurse Meme - Cute enough to stop your heart UA 2015 Nurse Meme - A Nurse is an Angel

Nurses, you rock! Go Miss Colorado!

How can Medical Uniforms contribute to a Hospital Brand’s bottom-line?

How can Medical Uniforms contribute to a Hospital Brand's Bottom Line - Uniform Advantage Group Order Program1st impressions last.

Patients are a hospital’s customers.

When hospitals put their patients first, they become very happy customers.

Very happy customers pay and come back.

Very happy customers will send in more referrals.

Health care systems around the world have been moving from a supply-driven model to a value-based healthcare model. Why? Because healthcare costs are increasing and profit margins are getting lower as a result of only focusing on patient volumes and profitability of services offered. The patient-centered model dedicated to patient’s needs is currently transforming health-delivery organizations in all areas of operational efficiency and growing market share.

In putting patients first, a hospital must take into account their brand starting with the professional image of their nursing and doctor staff. As frontline employees, when nurses invest in new pairs of scrubs in the brands they love, they feel great and their self-esteem levels boost even more.

When you look good, you feel good. Right?

Medical Professionals wear uniforms to display a professional look that is distinctive and symbolizes confidence to patients and their families. Medical scrubs have evolved from being all white uniforms literally, from head to toe to nursing uniforms that are sold in many scrub colors as well as scrub prints. There are also different styles and fit of scrub tops and pants. Wearing nursing uniforms erases confusion and allows nurses from different departments to be identified easily for assistance. Uniforms represent consistency and trust. When nurses put on their uniform, what is the first thing that comes to mind when their supervisors and administrators, co-workers and most importantly, how their patients see them?

Wearing uniforms help medical professionals have a sense of pride about their jobs and their company. It allows them to align themselves with their corporate brand and evoke a spirit of kinship amongst their peers. As a result, their performance increases and contributes to their healthcare outcomes outlined by their company’s strategic goals. This could translate into higher patient satisfaction scores.

Do you have the daunting task of managing nursing uniforms for your team?

If you are being asked to standardize your uniform, or just feel overwhelmed by the choices in front of you, ask your uniform coordinator to check out Uniform Advantage’s full suite of professional medical scrubs programs. They have been designed specifically to boost your brand AND make you feel fantastic in your uniform. Let’s build a brand of happy employees and smiling patients together!

What are your thoughts about this subject? Do you think your medical uniforms contribute to your Hospital Brand’s bottom-line?

5 Things about August

The month of August

1) In the Gregorian Calendar, August is the eighth month of the year. Prior to this calendar in the Roman Calendar, the month of August was originally named Sextilis in Latin being the sixth month. August got its name in honor of Augustus Caesar in 8 BC.

2) August is such a fun month and being the last month of Summer, why not celebrate all the way! Check out some of the themes celebrated:

  • National Girlfriends Day – August 1st
  • Respect for Parents Day – August 1st
  • National Kids Day – August 2nd
  • National Sisters Day – August 2nd
  • National Watermelon Day – August 3rd
  • National Chocolate Chip Day – August 4th
  • National Book Lovers Day – August 9th
  • National S’mores Day – August 10th
  • National Lemon Meringue Pie Day – August 15th
  • National Rum Day – August 16th
  • National Tell A Joke Day – August 16th
  • National Dog Day – August 26th
  • National Just Because Day – August 27th

National Smores Day - August 10th, 2015

National Dog Day - August 26th, 2015


3) All August Birthdays birthstone is Peridot or Onyx.

4) Summer is ending and the Fall Season approaches! Who is looking forward to the Fall Season?? Uniform Advantage’s Fall 2015 catalog is here ready to show you the latest styles and gorgeous Fall colors in all of the medical scrubs brands you love! Check it out!

Uniform Advantage Fall 2015 Catalog - retailer of medical scrubs and nursing shoes

5) Popular vegetables and fruits in August according to are:

  • Cucumbers
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Summer
  • Squash
  • Green Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Blueberries
  • Peaches
  • Apricots
  • Kiwi
  • Raspberries
  • Plums

Watermelon - Popular fruit in AugustWhat do you identify with the Month of August?

The Best Podcasts and YouTube Channels for Nurses to Subscribe to

The Best Podcasts and YouTube Channels for Nurses to Subscribe to BlogDo you love listening to podcasts and watching YouTube videos? Are you obsessed with your profession and eager to stay up to date with the latest information in the healthcare industry? Well here at Uniform Advantage we recognize that a lot of nurses are too busy and exhausted at the end of the day to read the latest journals and studies. We’ve compiled a list of resources for you to enjoy and get your learn on! We only picked podcasts and YouTube channels that are currently updated regularly to make sure you’re getting the best most relevant content!


John Hopkins Medicine Podcast ( This podcast is a great way to stay updated on the latest medical advances, studies and news. New episodes almost every day.

Latest Episode: “Liraglutide” Can this diabetes drug be used to help people with weight loss?


Brain Science Podcast ( This podcast explores recent discoveries in neuroscience and how our brains make us who we are. New episodes monthly.

Latest Episode: “More on CI Therapy with Ed Taub” An interview with Dr. Ed Taub who is revolutionizing rehab for stroke and central nervous system injuries by harnessing brain plasticity.


Journal of American Medical Association Editor’s Audio Summary ( Weekly audio summaries of the most current JAMA issue.

Latest Episode: “Guideline stating eligibility and coronary risk, cost-effectiveness of coronary risk thresholds, patiromer for hyperkalemia”


My First Cadaver ( This brand new podcast has in depth interesting conversations with real doctors about career “firsts”. New episodes weekly.

Latest Episode: “My First Patient Death” How do you respond to losing a patient as doctor? What does that say about you as a person?


The Nursing Show ( This highly acclaimed podcast has all sorts of great content specifically catered toward nurses including news, interviews, tips, medication information and commentary. New episodes weekly.

Latest Episode: “Safer Patient Ambulation with Nezzie and Episode 352” This episode explores how the healthcare system is not supporting the mental health of men with anxiety and depression disorders.

The Best Podcasts and YouTube Channels for Nurses to Subscribe to Blog

YouTube channels

Simple Nursing ( A huge variety of great information for nurse students to dominate nursing school

Most Popular Video: 15 Second EKG (THE 5 RULES TO INTERPRET ANY RHYTHM)


MedCram ( Free medical lectures, videos and illustrations explained clearly for all healthcare professionals covering symptoms, diagnosis and treatment on a huge number of topics

Most Popular Video: Acute Renal Failure Explained Clearly


Nurse Mendoza ( Videos documenting the life and times of an RN

Most Popular Video: How to Master ABG’s (Arterial Blood Gasses)


Nurse Nacole ( A certified RN with advice about nursing education and being a new nurse

Most Popular Video: Nurse Education | Easy Way to Remember Cranial Nerves


EmpoweRN ( Caroline has in depth tips for surviving nursing school and how to become a better nurse

Most Popular Video: New Nurse? How to Ace the NURSE INTERVIEW!!


What podcasts and YouTube channels do you subscribe to?

Let us know what kind of content is most important to you!



5 Great Apps for Nurses to Make Their Lives Easier

If you’re reading this, chances are you have a smartphone and probably have used it for work communication or to find information on a treatment. In the right hands a smartphone can be an extremely powerful tool to help you do your job better but of course, will never replace your knowledge and experience. Here are some great apps that we think will help you make your life easier.

Figure 1 ( is known as the Instagram of the medical world where healthcare professionals and nursing students can check out interesting and sometimes gruesome pictures of medical cases and discuss them with other professionals in many different specialties. Since you are looking at real patient images Figure 1 has made patient privacy a priority and makes sure all identifying information is removed from images. Figure 1 is available for free on App Store and the Google Play Store.Figure 1 Nurse App - 5 Great Apps for Nurses to Make Life Easier


Epocrates ( is one of the best drug reference apps out there with prescribing and safety information on thousands of brand, generic and OTC drugs. Lexicomp and Micromedex Drug Information are also good options but before you buy anything you should find out which drug reference the hospital you work at uses because a lot of hospitals have codes for staff and students to get the mobile version for free. Epocrates is available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Epocrates Nurse App - 5 Great Apps for Nurses to Make Life Easier


NCLEX Mastery ( these apps (RN and PN versions) are among the best for nursing students preparing for the NCLEX exams with thousands of practice questions with rationales and pictures as well as comprehensive lists of NCLEX mnemonics for quick memorization all built within a gorgeous interface. They also guarantee 200% of your money back if you buy the full version of the app and attend an accredited U.S. nursing school. NCLEX Mastery is available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

NCLEX Mastery Nurse App - 5 Great Apps for Nurses to Make Life Easier


E-Kare ( This new app allows you to take pictures of a patient’s wound and compares the image to previous images of the wound in order to track the healing process. The app also has a powerful algorithm that analyzes the images providing recommendations on treatments that can augment your diagnosis. You can sign up for a free trial at

e=Kare Nurse App - 5 Great Apps for Nurses to Make Life Easier


NurseGrid ( NurseGrid is designed to meet all the needs of personal nurse scheduling with an intuitive easy-to-use calendar but the best aspect may be the social feature that allow you to connect with colleagues that also use the app to share calendars in order to easily swap shifts and communicate more effectively. The app also allows you to set reminders for when you need to renew your credentials and licenses. NurseGrid is available for free on the App Store.


NurseGrid Nurse App - 5 Great Apps for Nurses to Make Life Easier

Bonus: Tips to using your smartphone smartly

  • Remember to always respect patient confidentiality
  • Be safe by password protecting your phone
  • Stay off unsecure Wi-Fi networks
  • Clean/disinfect your phone
  • Know the right time to use your phone especially in front of a patient

Let us know what apps help you do your job better!