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 wisebread.com 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 (http://podcasts.hopkinsmedicine.org/): 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 (http://brainsciencepodcast.com/): 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 (http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx): 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 (http://www.myfirstcadaver.com/): 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 (http://www.nursingshow.com/): 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 (https://www.youtube.com/user/SimpleNursing): 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 (https://www.youtube.com/user/MEDCRAMvideos): 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 (https://www.youtube.com/user/NurseMendoza/): Videos documenting the life and times of an RN

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


Nurse Nacole (https://www.youtube.com/user/NurseNacole): 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 (https://www.youtube.com/user/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 (http://www.figure1.com) 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 (http://www.epocrates.com) 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 (http://www.nclexmastery.com) 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 (https://www.tissue-analytics.com/) 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 tissue-analytics.com.

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


NurseGrid (http://nursegrid.com) 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!





Twitter Feeds Every Nurse Professional should Indulge in!

Twitter Feeds Every Nurse Professional should Indulge in!

Twitter is an excellent communication tool and source of information when used properly amongst the noise of millions of tweets per day. It offers great learning opportunities as well as create a medium for quick interactions that facilitates easy knowledge transfer on the go! We found several twitter feeds written by nurse communities and professionals that we care about what they have to say! Ch…Ch…Check it out!

Nursing Communities & Nursing Resources
Minority Nurse
Travel Nursing Blogs
Nursing Ideas

Nurse Education & Academics
The American Academy of Nursing
American Journal of Nursing
Pediatric Nursing
John Hopkins Nursing
Medcom, Inc

Nursing Professionals
Nurse Eye Roll
The Nerdy Nurse
Elizabeth Scala
Nurse Keith
Katie Duke
Sean Dent
Doctor Grumpy


Want to indulge in the medical scrubs world with Uniform Advantage, we would love to connect with you on our twitter page.

 Which twitter feeds do you follow? Have any suggestions for us to consider?

Tooniforms Scrubs Helps the Medicine Go Down!

Cherokee Tooniforms Scrubs Turn Up The Heat Print Top - Style CK680FZ sold at Uniform Advantage

Cherokee Tooniforms Scrubs
Turn Up The Heat Print Top

Cartoon print scrubs are rising in trend due to the growing pediatrics field and the popularity of animated characters on television. So far this year, Uniform Advantage has sold thousands of Cherokee Tooniform scrubs. Disney movies like Frozen, which brought in over a billion dollars last year, is highly recognizable to a child and could be the little thing that makes a young patient feel more at ease. Characters like Mickey Mouse, Doc McStuffins and Hello Kitty scrubs are synonymous with positivity and happiness for children. UA scrubs even carries Tooniform scrubs for men, including a unisex Marvel Avengers scrub top, Batman scrubs and Star Wars scrubs. There’s no doubt, these young patients can be comforted by seeing their favorite cartoon character on a nurses’ uniform. Another important factor when working with children is relatability. Why not have a good conversation starter by wearing their favorite character on your scrub top?

Cherokee Tooniforms Scrubs The Batman Men's Print Top - Style CK6788GDM sold at Uniform Advantage

Cherokee Tooniforms Scrubs The Batman Men’s Print Top

Finding a brand that makes quality cartoon character scrubs at a reasonable price can be a challenge. Cherokee Uniforms has been producing scrubs for decades and is known as the #1 uniform company in the U.S. Their scrub line Tooniforms has all of the popular cartoon characters. The quality of these scrubs shows in the vivid color, soft fabric and sturdy craftsmanship and will last you without breaking your budget. Uniform Advantage offers a great assortment of character scrubs at competitive prices, ensuring a shopping experience that is second to none.

Whether you work in Pediatrics or you’re young at heart, cartoon scrubs are a sure way to brighten a long work day. Shop various characters from a trusted brand, Cherokee Uniforms, on our trusted site: UniformAdvantage.com. You will find over 30 cartoon scrubs, all moderately priced. Take advantage of UA’s Free Shipping for orders over $125 as this offer ends soon!

To shop pediatric scrubs, UniformAdvantage.com has a department filled with cartoon character scrubs for your shopping convenience.

Cherokee Tooniforms Minnie L'Amour Print Scrub Top - Style CK772MNO

Cherokee Tooniforms Minnie L’Amour Print Scrub Top


Cherokee Tooniforms Hello Kitty Wild Print Scrub Top - Style CK681HKU sold at Uniform Advantage

Cherokee Tooniforms Hello Kitty Wild Print Scrub Top


Cherokee Tooniforms Scrubs Back To School Print Top - Style CK6807PO sold at Uniform Advantage

Cherokee Tooniforms Scrubs Back To School Print Top


What is your favorite Tooniforms Cartoon Character Scrubs?

We would love to hear your stories of how your scrub tops have impacted one of your patient’s lives.