Nurses Smartphone Use in Practice Increases

BY JAMIE DAVIS Are you using a personal smartphone like an iPhone or android phone in your practice as a nurse? Nurses smartphone use in practice has increased and many nurses are doing so and it’s raising some concerns among hospital IT professionals. According to a recent study and report called Point of Care Computing for Nursing 2012, 69 percent of nurses are using their personal devices to fill gaps in clinical communication and care. Personal Mobile Devices Fill Gaps The nurses in the report call these gaps critical to patient care and they aren’t being filled by the hospital provided […]

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Having Fun with Nursing Scrubs!

by Dixie Uniforms The first nursing scrubs were based on the traditional nun “habit.” Knowing their history, it’s no wonder the first nursing scrubs could be described as drab, boring and forgettable. But times have changed. Scrubs are now available in a variety of colors, materials, fabrics and styles. Here’s how to have fun with nursing scrubs, creating your own style and allowing a touch of your own personality to shine through. Choosing the Right Style for You Short sleeve, long sleeve, v-neck, reflective trim, two-tone, wave-neck and stretch panels – the list goes on and on when it comes […]

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Medical Wear: Fashion, Form or Function?

“Scrubs”, the clothing worn by nurses, physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals, received the name from a surgical term “scrubbing in”. Years ago, scrubs replaced street clothing, which was considered contaminated and unsuitable for surgery, although physicians did not begin wearing scrubs until the 20th century. In fact, in those days, a successful surgeon could be identified by the blood and fluid present on his clothing. Fortunately, by about 1918, as physicians began to understand infectious disease processes, the practice of wearing gloves, masks and scrubs caught on, along with drapes, patient gowns and sterilization.

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