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
Nurse.com
Nursetogether.com
CDC
Minority Nurse
ONS
NurseZone
Travel Nursing Blogs
Nursing Ideas
RNFMRadio

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

Nursing Professionals
Nurse Eye Roll
The Nerdy Nurse
Elizabeth Scala
Nurse Keith
Katie Duke
Sean Dent
EmpoweRN
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.

5 Tools Nurses Must Have

5 nursing daily essentials

Are you a new nursing student wondering what you’re going to need to bring with you every day to school? Or maybe you are a seasoned RN that’s looking to upgrade your tools of the trade? Here at Uniform Advantage, we strive to bring you the highest quality nursing essentials at the best possible value. We are here to help bring the best out of you so that you can do your job better than anyone else. Here are some accessories that we think are invaluable to every nurse:

1. 3M™ Littmann® Cardiology III Stethoscope

3M™ Littmann® Cardiology III Stethoscope in Plum found at Uniform Advantage

Style # CARDIO3

A stethoscope is one of the most important tools for you, as a nurse in evaluating your patients. Whether you are listening to their hearts, lungs or bowels. Your “scope” is something that you will always have with you and use many times a day.

Pro tip: Make sure you place your initials on these and keep an eye on who borrows them from you.

 

2. Scissors

Koi 5.5" Bandage and Utility Scissor - Leopard Spots sold on Uniform Advantage

Style # K111LDS

You are going to need scissors specifically for patient care activities such as cutting dressings away, or cutting syringe labels, tape, and sterile strips to size.

Pro tip: Always clean before and after any patient use.

 

3. Penlight

Prestige QuickLite Pupil Gauge Edition Penlight sold at Uniform Advantage

Style # PRS229

A penlight is another common nurse tool used to do pupillary assessments on patients to check their responsiveness.

Pro tip: You might want to warn the patient about the bright light before shining it in their eyes.

 

4. Waterproof Watch with a Second Hand

Nurse Mates Silicone Link Watch - Rose Gold/White sold at Uniform Advantage

Style # LO928301

Some nursing schools require students to wear a watch with a second hand that will allow you to easily count the seconds when taking a patient’s vital signs.

Pro tip: You’re going to want a waterproof watch as you are constantly washing your hands.

 

5. Comfortable Shoes

Sloggers Watercolors Wonder Women's Nursing Clog

Style # SL5100WC

Nurses spend hours and hours on their feet so make sure to invest in comfortable shoes that are kind to your feet and legs.

Pro tip: Different kinds of shoes can help deal with different aches and pains you might be feeling in your feet, legs, knees, and back. If all else fails, a visit to the podiatrist might be necessary. Our Happy Feet infographic will also assist in picking the right nursing shoes as well.

 

Although we try to do it all here at Uniform Advantage here are some other daily essentials that you won’t find at UA but are nevertheless very important.

  • Coffee
  • Snacks
  • Chapstick/Lotion
  • Alcohol Prep Pads
  • Saline Flushes
  • More Snacks
  • Tape
  • A Sense of Humor
  • A Positive Attitude
  • Cash (for snacks)

What is your Must-Have nursing essentials? Let us know what they are and have a great day!

Sources:

http://allnurses.com/nursing-scrubs-uniforms/new-nurse-gear-501227.html

http://allnurses.com/nursing-scrubs-uniforms/scissors-17775.html

http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/which-penlight-do-463474.html

http://allnurses.com/nursing-scrubs-uniforms/whats-the-best-813876-page4.html

Uniform Advantage’s Facebook Exclusive Win It Wednesday Contest featuring a Giftcard Giveaway….

$25 Giftcard Giveaway from UniformAdvantage.com

Who needs some medical scrubs, nursing shoes or nursing accessories in their lives today!

Enter our Win it Wednesday contest for a chance to win a $25 e-giftcard giveaway offered on our website for free!

1 lucky winner will be chosen!

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

1. LIKE this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

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

3. COMMENT on the Facebook post by clicking here and answering this question: Our Summer Sale of up to 50% is here! Which print is your must-have to add to your wardrobe?

 

The contest ends Thursday 18th June, 2015 at 12PM EST and we will announce the winners the same day on our Facebook page.

 

Eligibility:

•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!

Uniform Advantage’s Win It Wednesday Contest featuring White Cross giveaway…

White Cross Scrubs from UniformAdvantage.com

Do you love style, fit and comfort? Welcome to White Cross scrubs, a medical scrubs brands that will give you all of these….

Enter our Win it Wednesday contest for a chance to win one scrub set offered on our website for free!

6 lucky winners will be chosen!

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

1. LIKE this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

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

3. COMMENT on the Facebook post by answering this question: Anyone has a favorite nursing blog they love to read any minute they get? What is the site and why?

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on our Blog.

1. FOLLOW our Blog.

2. COMMENT on this post by answering this question: Anyone has a favorite nursing blog they love to read any minute they get? What is the site and why?

The contest ends Thursday 4th June, 2014 at 12PM EST and we will announce the winners the same day on our Facebook page and in this Blog post.

 

Eligibility:

•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 and to White Cross for sponsoring!

Uniform Advantage’s Win It Wednesday Contest is here!

Charming Swirls Scrub Print Tops from UniformAdvantage.comGet Ready to win a scrub print top to rock this summer! Change it up on your nursing floor, or in your dental or veterinary offices and be the talk of the town in your department!

Enter our Win it Wednesday contest for a chance to win one of our charming swirls print tops from these 2 styles listed (Styles UA638CSS & UA638CF) offered on our website for free!

6 lucky winners will be chosen!

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

1. LIKE this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

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

3. COMMENT on the Facebook post by answering this question: What are your favorite scrub prints to rock during the summer season?

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on our Blog.

1. FOLLOW our Blog.

2. COMMENT on this post by answering this question: What are your favorite scrub prints to rock during the summer season?

The contest ends Thursday 28th May, 2014 at 12PM EST and we will announce the winners the same day on our Facebook page and in this Blog post.

 

Eligibility:

•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!

Uniform Advantage Spring 2015 “Diabetes for a Cure White” Scrub Prints spreads awareness about Diabetes

Uniform Advantage has partnered with Diabetes Youth Families this Spring 2015 and will be donating $1 from the sale of each “Diabetes for a Cure White” scrub prints towards the fight against diabetes.

Courtesy Diabetes Youth Families

According to the American Diabetes Association, “Since Leonard F.C. Wendt, MD, opened the doors of the first diabetes camp in Michigan in 1925, the concept of specialized residential and day camps for children with diabetes has become widespread throughout the U.S. and many other parts of the world. In 2011, approximately 30,000 children attended diabetes camps in North America and over 16,000 more campers participated in one of the 180 diabetes camps throughout the rest of the world. The mission of camps specialized for children and youth with diabetes is to facilitate a traditional camping experience in a medically safe environment.”

Diabetes Youth Families (DYF) is an extraordinary example of this! They have been around for over 75 years and have served at least 50,000 individuals that includes children, teens and families affected by type-1 diabetes. Just last year alone, they took care of 2,050 individuals. The Organization offers summer education programs that are 6-12 days in length plus 1-day and weekend education programs throughout the year. In the very early years, they saw 50-100 kids each summer but as the program grew, they offered multiple sessions in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. In the 1980’s, they introduced family camps which included parents and siblings. In 2001, they started to offer programs beyond the summer camp season and cater to year-round support. Many families have taken advantage of the year-round program calendar to network and benefit from emotional support.

Uniform Advantage has partnered with Diabetes Youth Families this Spring 2015 and will be donating $1 from the sale of each “Diabetes for a Cure White” scrub prints towards the fight against diabetes.

Courtesy Diabetes Youth Families

In the unique environment they have created, not only is there formal diabetes education and care, but life changing moments of learning and reflection that take place around the intimate campfires, meal times and rest hours as well. Moments like these help the families know that they are not alone in living with this condition. Once managed properly and equipped with the knowledge and know-how, they can live a happy and fulfilling life as more confident and hopeful people.

DYF gave us a testimony when they asked a parent “Why camp?” They attended DYF’s Bearskin Meadow camp located in the Sequoia National Forest, 65 miles east of Fresno, California.

Uniform Advantage has partnered with Diabetes Youth Families this Spring 2015 and will be donating $1 from the sale of each “Diabetes for a Cure White” scrub prints towards the fight against diabetes.

Courtesy Diabetes Youth Families

The parent said “We got to Bearskin and watched our 10 year old relax for the first time since he was diagnosed because he didn’t have to explain his shots to anyone or answer the question, “Does that hurt?” when he tested his blood sugar. He got to be just a kid again, rather than a kid with diabetes. That was Bearskin Magic for him. And then there was the night I woke up and saw the stars and the Perseid meteor shower because there was no roof over my head, except for the trees, and that was the Bearskin Magic for me. Nine years later, my son had been to DYF’s Family Camp, Teen Camp and Leader-in-Training camps, and is now a counselor and the miracle of Bearskin is that, when my son chose to go to a University in Scotland, we knew he could take care of himself and would be fine because Bearskin had taught him how to LIVE with diabetes.”

Uniform Advantage has partnered with Diabetes Youth Families this Spring 2015 and will be donating $1 from the sale of each “Diabetes for a Cure White” scrub prints towards the fight against diabetes.

Courtesy Diabetes Youth Families

 

Uniform Advantage has partnered with Diabetes Youth Families this Spring 2015 and will be donating $1 from the sale of each “Diabetes for a Cure White” scrub prints towards the fight against diabetes.

Courtesy Diabetes Youth Families

This Spring 2015, Uniform Advantage will donate $1 from the sale of each “Diabetes for a Cure White” print to the Diabetes Youth Families in support of the fight against diabetes. The total donation is expected to equal more than $3,000.

Uniform Advantage has partnered with Diabetes Youth Families this Spring 2015 and will be donating $1 from the sale of each “Diabetes for a Cure White” scrub prints towards the fight against diabetes.

About Diabetes Youth Families

In 1938, Dr. Mary B. Olney, a pioneering physician from UC San Francisco, took 19 children with type-1 diabetes to camp to teach them how to better manage their condition. Dr. Olney believed that children diagnosed with diabetes could live healthy and productive lives by learning how to care for their disease via a complex management system. Today, Diabetes Youth Families (DYF) still holds true to that philosophy, creating opportunities for children and teens which are equal to that of their peers who do not have diabetes. DYF also recognizes the impact that diabetes can have on a family unit and is dedicated to supporting the parents, caregivers and siblings who are affected. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children, teens and families affected by diabetes, and to provide education and recreation within a supportive community, encouraging personal growth, knowledge and independence.

So many people are affected by Diabetes, let’s help each other take better care of each other’s health and help support great charities like Diabetes Youth Families! What more can we do to help?