This week we salute nurse practitioners! As licensed, expert clinicians, nurse practitioners have an increasingly vital role to play in our health system.
With a health care provider shortage at the top of the national agenda, nurse care practitioners are prepared to provide high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered care to patients across the country. Already, more than 916 million visits are made to Nurse Practitioners every year.
National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 10-16, 2013, is a time to celebrate the more than 171,000 licensed nurse practitioners in the United States. NP’s provide primary, acute and specialty health care services and partner with their patients, guiding them to make educated health care decisions and healthy lifestyle choices.
Show a nurse practitioner your appreciation this week with something thoughtful from allheart’s selection of gifts and accessories. This Prestige Medical gold-plated tac pin would be a thoughtful gift for your favorite NP or for yourself!
The holiday spirit is in the air and you can add to the fun with a scrub top in a seasonal print or color.
Celebrate the winter season with this beautiful White Swan scrub top or this sporty White Cross scrub top, each with a snowflake print.
If you want a top with a Christmas theme, this cotton V-neck from Peaches features a Santa and snowman print and even sparkles with extra glitter.
Here’s an adorable Tooniforms scrub top from Cherokee that features Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and a little holiday romance!
And if you’re looking for a top that has a holiday feel but can be worn all year long, this flattering Cherokee Flexibles top is the perfect choice in a sophisticated green geometric print.
Guys look great in green, too. Here’s a Cherokee Workwear V-neck in hunter green.
Allheart has lots more seasonal scrub tops to choose from.
This pretty, playful, pink-ribbon print scrub top comes from the Koi Happiness collection.
Most of us are aware of Breast Cancer. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the National Breast Cancer Foundation reminds women they should have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages, and that everyone should encourage women they know to create such a plan.
You can learn how to create an early detection plan, get more information about the disease and treatment, or learn about hosting a fundraiser to provide mammograms to women in need at the Foundation’s website.
You can help promote awareness by wearing your pink ribbon scrubs and accessories during the month of October. There are many flattering and eye-catching items included in allheart’s huge selection. Wearing them shows your support for the cause and gives you a way to open a discussion about Breast Cancer Awareness with your patients and co-workers.
See some of our favorite scrubs and accessories with a Breast Cancer Awareness theme on Pinterest.
Bring your wild side to work! Wearing an on-trend animal print scrub top is a subtle way to let everyone know you’re a little bit fierce, and allheart offers a large selection of functional and comfortable styles.
Large animal prints have become a fashion staple, so for a classy and classic look, opt for large animal prints in traditional colors, like this print scrub top from Baby Phat.
For a contemporary look, choose animal prints in bright colors, like a Cherokee Tooniforms top that blends Hello Kitty with a cheetah print, or a cheetah print mock-wrap top from Koi Happiness scrubs in a beautiful blue.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.