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Now Showing: Movie-Inspired Scrubs

23 May

After a long day of tending to patients, catching a flick with your friends and family is the perfect way to unwind.  The summer season is known for its big film releases, so we’ve created a few nursing outfits using our favorite new and upcoming movies as inspiration.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
(in theaters now)

Swing into nursing action for The Amazing Spiderman sequel. Spidey’s superhero outfit is the iconic red and blue spandex suit. We say skip the spandex and pair Tooniform’s Spiderman Print Top with Carhartt’s Royal Blue Drawstring Pant. Don’t forget your own equipment to save lives—a Littmann Select Stethoscope and Sanita’s Non-Skid Frisco Shoes. Sorry Spider-Man, you got nothin’ on our heroic nurses.

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
(in theaters now)

Dorothy’s back in Oz in this animated film based on L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Take a look at White Cross’ A-Line Scrub Dress; it’s a close match to Dorothy’s trademark blue dress. Also, her brown boots in the cartoon inspired us to feature The Gwenore Clog by Sanita. Walk through the magical lands of Oz with this Daisy Deluxe Tote Bag. If you’re nostalgic for the original film, buy a pair of your own ruby red clogs here. Sorry, cute dog not included!

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Maleficent
(in theaters 5/30)

Based on the 1959 Disney Movie, Sleeping Beauty, this new Disney film tells the story from the villain’s point of view, Maleficent. Taking aspects from both the 1959 and 2014 versions of Maleficent, we first chose allheart’s 3-Pocket Top and unisex scrub pant in a pitch black color. Purple accents are a great homage to the original evil fairy godmother, like Fundamentals’ Long Sleeve Underscrub. Pop on some bright-red lipstick and your Maleficent-inspired outfit is complete.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(in theaters 8/8)

Rebooted from the cheesy (but fun!) 90’s television show and movies, director Michael Bay takes on these iconic characters in his own version. Our ninja turtle outfit uses assistance from our reptilian friends, IguanaMed. Their Treeline Green Scrub Set is comfortable for a full of day of battling medical maladies. No TMNT outfit is finished without a colored tie-back scrub hat from allheart. Represent Raphael in red, Leonardo in blue, or Donatello in purple. Convince a few fellow nurses to dress up with you, and you’ll have convenient Halloween costumes appropriate for the office.

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Bonus! 90’s April O’Neil Inspired Gear

Meet April O’Neil: a hard-hitting reporter for Channel 6 news and loyal friend to the ninja turtles. As fans of the original television series, we throw back to April’s original style. Adar’s Universal Basics Scrub Set in “Banana” is a close match to her bright yellow jumpsuit. Any nurse/reporter also needs a white Prestige Medical Glow Watch and matching Dawg’s Slip-Resistant Shoe. Now you’re ready for any assignment that comes your way!

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Celebrate National Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

20 May

We take this time to recognize those who care for our furry friends—veterinarians. Your medical expertise and dedication allows our pets to live longer and healthier lives.  As this month highlights the importance of your devotion to animals, we are featuring a great selection of vet-themed scrubs and accessories just for you. Be comfortable and stylish while you work!

First up is Scrub H.Q.’s Round Neck Top in the “Happy Tails For You” Print. Brightly-colored cartoon dogs are splashed across the front of this top as well as phrases such as “Woof!”, “Bow Wow”, and “Grrr!”.  The notched neckline and back elastic yields a feminine touch to the design.

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“Happy Tails For You” Print Top from Scrub H.Q.

Searching for a demure style instead? More of a cat fan? We recommend Cherokee’s V-Neck Scrub Top from their Runway collection. Their “Love Cats” top has an artistic placement print of a woman and her cat. The pink piping along the neckline and the lovely heart shapes add a pop of color to the piece. Made of 100% cotton,  this breathable fabric is ideal for the upcoming summer days.

Runway by Cherokee V-Neck "Love Cats" Print Top

Runway by Cherokee V-Neck “Love Cats” Print Top

Even if you are in a strict color-coded world at the office, accessories allow your creative side to shine through. Check out this adorable Elephant Shaped Retractamal Badge Holder by Pedia Pals. Your ID is attached to the elephant’s retractable nose and easily clips onto your uniform. Pedia Pals offers more animal badge holder options available here.

"Retractamals" Retractable ID Badge by Pedia Pals

“Retractamals” Retractable ID Badge by Pedia Pals

Need an idea for a great veterinarian appreciation gift? We suggest Whimsical Watches’ Veterinarian Watch. Adorned with hand-crafted cat and dog miniatures, it is truly an original piece you won’t find in your average mall. Plus it includes a gift box!

Veterinarian Watch from Whimsical Watches

Your choices don’t have to end here here! Check out additional vet-themed tops and accessories in our pet-friendly catalog.

Maternity Scrubs: Shopping For Two

14 Apr

Scrub shopping for two during your pregnancy can pose a difficult fashion challenge—as your stomach grows, so must your closet! Comfort is key when expanding any maternity wardrobe, and you will need scrubs that help you work through long shifts. Finding well-fitted garments for a changing body is a chore, but have no fear! Allheart has an entire section dedicated to cute and professional attire for pregnant nurses.

We recommend stretchy scrub tops like this Maternity Mock Wrap Top from the Flexibles by Cherokee collection. True to their name, this solid top provides side panels made from a polyester/spandex blend for ultimate flexibility. It also has a drawstring that you can adjust as you grow. It’s a great option for any mom-to-be!

 

Flexibles by Cherokee Mock Wrap Maternity Top

Need a pair of scrub pants to go along with your top? Try Cherokee Workwear’s Maternity Knit Waist Pant. From their Core Stretch collection, this pant is made to accommodate your baby’s growth. It has a wide front panel that stretches over your belly providing maximum support and coverage. With multiple pockets and a slight flare leg, this pant is as stylish as it is functional for your shifts.

Maternity Knit Waist Pant in “Caribbean Blue”

Take a look here for more maternity scrubs that will be sure to address all your professional needs.

5 Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun

25 Jul

Summer is in full blast, which means you’ll probably be spending lots of time outdoors in the sun. Even though the beach may be calling your name, don’t forget to keep your skin safe while having fun. With just a few precautions, you can lower your chances of skin cancer and also prevent damage from powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Here are 5 easy tips to protect your skin:

  1. Use sunscreen! Look for at least SPF 30 and a “broad-spectrum” label. This will protect your skin against ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays.
  2. Reapply sunscreen throughout the day, especially after swimming. Even if the sunscreen is water-resistant, it is recommended to apply another layer after any sweat-inducing activities.
  3. Wear protective clothing, such as a light, long-sleeved shirt (like this one from Cherokee Workwear) or a hat and sunglasses to keep your eyes safe in the sun. Trust Your Journey sells several cute hats and visors that are perfect for outdoor outings.
  4. Try to avoid the sun between 10am-4am. The sun’s rays are the strongest during these hours, so search for the nearest patch of shade if you can.
  5. Look out for reflective surfaces. Sand, water, and snow can reflect harmful UV rays onto your skin, giving you a dreaded sunburn. Even if the sun isn’t out, you can still be affected by the UV rays.

Also, July is UV Safety Month, so it’s an opportune time to show some love to your skin. Encourage friends and family to adopt positive habits to prevent skin cancer and UV damage.

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National CPR/AED Awareness Week: June 1st-7th

3 Jun

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June 1st marks the beginning of National CPR/AED Awareness Week. This week highlights the importance of learning how to administer CPR and AEDs (automated external defibrillators).  In the U.S. alone, nearly 250,000 to 300,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year. The heart unexpectedly stops beating, and oxygen is deprived from the brain and other vital organs. SCA can claim a victim in only minutes, and many times 911 emergency respondents are too late to the scene.

CPR gives bystanders the ability to save a life during an emergency. A victim of SCA’s chances of survival almost double when CPR is applied within the first few minutes.  It is also encouraged to learn how to use an AED—a machine that attaches to the victim and applies timed electrical shocks. This can also help save those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest.

If you want to learn CPR, find your local American Red Cross chapter. The American Red Cross always offers CPR & AED classes, and they are even hosting special events during CPR/AED Awareness Week. allheart also sells CPR tools if you need equipment for a class or work. It’s never too late to be trained how to save someone’s life, educate yourself today.

It’s National Nurses Week!

10 May

National Nurses Week began May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale (founder of modern nursing). Celebrate your favorite nurses with a gift of appreciation for all their hard work (and long hours!). We have a Nurses Week Gift Guide with diagnostic and medical accessory suggestions to help you with your gift hunt. I’d take a look at some of the numerous pins that Prestige Medical offers, like this RN lapel pin. The gold-plated enamel will shine on any scrub top, and it’s only $9.98! Also, Whimsical Watches makes detailed watches with handcrafted miniatures as part of their designs. Check out their Unisex RN Watch here–it features a miniature nurse hat and RN symbol!

Nurses make a valuable contribution to our society every day. We greatly thank all our nurses and are glad to have their commitment to quality patient care!

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Happy Earth Day!

22 Apr

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day– a holiday to reflect on ways to lessen our carbon footprint. There are many small changes you can make to help the environment, most are very easy:

    • Instead of plastic bags to hold your groceries, grab a couple of reusable tote bags to carry your goods. Check out Prestige Medical’s Large Canvas Bag– it comes in several fun designs and is perfect to take on those shopping trips.
    • Pack your lunch for a week. Many restaurants often use Styrofoam containers for take-out. This material is usually non-biodegradable, which in turn creates a lot of environmental waste. Use washable plastic containers for your food and store everything in a lunch bag like this one. You’ll be saving money and the environment too!
    • Go green with your scrubs! Look for recycled and eco-friendly fabrics. IguanaMed’s Green Line uses a combination of bamboo and cotton fabric for their apparel. I’d recommend their comfy V-Neck 2-Pocket Top and Trugreen Boot Cut Pants as great “green” options to add to your closet.

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