“As supporters of medical professionals, we want to raise awareness and recognition of the key issues that are continuing to affect healthcare workers during COVID-19.” Nurses and other important healthcare workers are accustomed to emergencies and stress, to a certain degree. The adrenaline rush of working quickly on a patient is part of the jobContinue reading “How COVID-19 has been affecting our Healthcare Workers”
Category Archives: The Nurse Lifestyle
Scrubs for All Shapes & Sizes!
We’re all familiar with the most challenging part of shopping online…trying to figure out fit! Sure, there are sizing charts and we can tape our inseam and waist, but sometimes the difficulty has more to do with the actual shape of the clothing, rather than the volume of fabric. For those of you who need some shiny, new scrubs, I’m here to guide you through shopping, no matter what shape you are!
(By: Karen Stockdale) What are they? What is the deal with antimicrobial fabrics? How do they work, and more importantly, WHAT do they work against? Calling all germophobes – this is your article! (Who ISN’T a germophobe by now, anyway?) Antimicrobial fabrics have been around for a few years, but infection preventionists everywhere are nowContinue reading “Antimicrobial Scrubs”
Essential Guide to Men’s Scrubs
(By: Karen Stockdale) Often overlooked, but highly valued – let us just take a moment to give kudos to the male nurses out there. Sometimes called “murses”, man nurses, partners in the trenches. You know who you are! Nursing is not a profession defined by gender norms anymore! Today, 12% of registered nurses are men,Continue reading “Essential Guide to Men’s Scrubs”
The Best Heavy Duty Scrub Brands & Why You Need Them
(By: Tammy McKinney) Very few nurses are sitting behind desks, in comfy, temperature-controlled offices all day. In fact, most of us are busting our rumps as we navigate from patient to patient, through crowded rooms, dealing with a whole host of body fluids and substances. It’s during these days that we realize that our ultra-softContinue reading “The Best Heavy Duty Scrub Brands & Why You Need Them”
Why You Need to Toss Your Scrubs & Buy New
(By: Tammy McKinney) Okay, nurses. Let’s have a moment of honesty. You’re still wearing those same old scrubs you had in nursing school, aren’t you? You know the ones I’m talking about. They’re tattered and faded, but feel like old, comfy pajamas. Or, maybe you have actually bought some new ones, but just how longContinue reading “Why You Need to Toss Your Scrubs & Buy New”
Maternity Scrubs – Why you NEED them!
(By: Karen Stockdale) “Working your tail off is hard enough while pregnant – no need to tolerate uncomfortable scrubs! Many nurses think that since scrubs are somewhat forgiving, they can just size up during their pregnancy. That would be wrong.” Please do NOT do this! I remember my first pregnancy, working 3-11 shift on aContinue reading “Maternity Scrubs – Why you NEED them!”
All of the “Favorite Brands” – Scrubs 2020
(By: Karen Stockdale) As someone who has spent a good portion of the last 20 years in scrubs, I definitely have my opinions on what I like and dislike! Comfort, pockets, and non-iron are my priorities. I also know that my coworkers have some strong feelings about their daily uniforms. I noticed that most tendContinue reading “All of the “Favorite Brands” – Scrubs 2020″
Nurses: Don’t Work Another Shift Until You’ve Read This!
(By: Tammy McKinney) Nursing is a highly rewarding career with such deep purpose, that we should feel fulfilled and thrilled with our career all the time, right? Wrong! Happiness and joy in your career happens when you take steps to set yourself up for success! With a little effort, you can make every day magicalContinue reading “Nurses: Don’t Work Another Shift Until You’ve Read This!”