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 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!

Podcasts

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!

 

Sources

18 Super Informative Podcasts Suitable for All Nurses

http://allnurses.com/nursing-student-assistance/best-nursing-youtube-991720.html

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