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.
Wednesday, May 22 is a day dedicated to the unique needs of children in emergency situations.
Children respond differently than adults to illness and injury and have their own spectrum of diseases and injuries. Proper treatment calls for specific equipment, supplies, and medications that may not always be available in emergency systems designed for adults.
On this day during Emergency Medical Services week, EMS providers are setting aside time to focus on the unique needs of children and on advocating for proper preparation to handle childhood emergencies, including education, training, protocols and procedures.
At allheart.com, we want to salute all EMS providers and, on this day, to say thanks to those who provide the special attention required by children.
For some medical equipment designed especially for treating children, we invite you to take a look at the great prices on our Pedia Pals products or our selection of high-quality pediatric stethoscopes.
You don’t have to ignore fashion trends when putting together your work uniform. allheart’s huge selection includes lots of quality products in neon colors, reflecting one of the hottest fashion trends.
Be bold and pick out your scrub basics in bright neons, like this classic V-neck scrub top from Cherokee. It is offered in a wide range of colors including hot pink, lime green and bright orange.
You’ll also see neon touches brightening bold prints like in this jewel neck scrub top from Cherokee Flexibles.
You can sport flashes of neon right down to your toes. Check out these colorful nursing clogs from Koi by Sanita that will keep your feet comfortable and keep you in style.
You can even coordinate your uniform with neon accessories like this allheart discount Dual Head Stethoscope available in many colors, including fuchsia, or the Littmann Classic II Infant 28” Stethoscope offered in a range of colors that includes bright orange.
Be bold! Go bright. Explore neon scrubs and accessories from among allheart’s enormous selection. They’re all offered at prices we guarantee can’t be beat.
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!
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.
With spring underway, March means the arrival of two holidays—St. Patrick’s Day and Easter! Here are a couple of my favorite festive scrubs for this time of year:
White Cross’s Scoop Neck Top
Feel lucky in this clover-themed top from White Cross! It’s absolutely perfect for those St. Patty’s Day shifts, complete with a fitted waist for a flattering look. Match it with our allheart Reversible Pant in Hunter Green, and you’re ready to score the approval of any fashionable leprechaun.
Allheart’s 2-Pocket Scrub Jacket
This soft, cotton jacket is available in many fun designs, but the “Bunny Patch” print is the most notable for the Easter holiday. There are a few other Spring-themed prints, such as “Lamb Blue” and “Lamb Pink”. As you know, “March comes in like a lion, out like a lamb”, so why not your scrubs too?
We also offer plenty of solid green scrubs great for St. Patrick’s, and a nice palette of pastel colors for Easter. Be sure to check out our current sale with some of the lowest prices of the season. You’ll be sure to find a festive outfit on a budget.
Introducing Maevn Uniforms, one of the newest brands added to allheart! Their collection features tops, pants and jackets with crisp, clean lines and flattering silhouettes. Maevn keeps their designs simple by using a palette of multiple core colors, completely acceptable for the everyday work-environment. They also offer a range of sizes too, so all medical professionals can enjoy Maevn’s scrub line. A couple of my favorite Maevn products include:
The Multi-Pocket Utility Pant
Highly rated and highly functional! These scrub pants feature multiple front pockets and a side pocket, so your equipment is readily available. I really love the contrast drawstring and stitching, it’s a fantastic pop of color. They offer eight different color combinations, so if black isn’t your thing there are plenty of other shades to choose from.
The V-Neck 3-Pocket Top
Comfortable enough for all-day wear, this Maevn top is all about the subtle features. The contrast stitching matches perfectly with the color options for the Multi-Pocket Utility Pant, making it a professional but still fun outfit at the workplace. With 3 front pockets, you’ll always have a place for your gear.
Take a look at the entire Maevn line here. Happy shopping!