Lydia's Holiday Gift Ideas for Nurses

Stumped on what to get that special nurse or medical professional this season?

We are here to help, click here to view our accessories collection (or share it so you can drop someone a hint or two)!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Nurses!

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Survival Tips For Night Shift Nurses

Do you always dread working night shifts? I'm sure some nurses would love to have normal working hours if given the chance... but night shifts are a huge part of the medical community!

If you’re a night shift nurse, don’t fret!  With the right planning and strategy, you can deal with all the stresses that come with working night shifts like a total pro. Here are some tips you might want to follow:

1.) Take a break:

When we say take a break we don't mean you should gorge on food and drink tons of coffee; try taking a quick nap or a few minutes of body stretching. You can listen to a calming music or just stare at a relaxing view. A 20 – 30 minute break is enough to power you up for the remaining half of your shift.

2.) Bring a positive attitude to work:  Graveyard shifts can sometimes be cruel especially if you are not able to sleep well during the day. Instead of complaining that you can’t join your friends for a night out, you can always choose to find the brighter side of your work. Smile and always think that you’re saving the world! Well, not literally, but you are actually helping people everyday!

3.) Exercise:  Don’t take your body for granted. Workout, do yoga or meditate for a few minutes before going to work. These stress-busting activities will definitely fire you up and awaken your senses. You can workout at any given time of the day, and being assigned on a night shift is not a valid reason why you can’t sweat out.

4.) Eat healthy:  Ok so this might sound a little like your mom nagging you, but this is very true! Eating the right meal and snacks can help your body adjust to the evening routine and cope well with stress. Shift your eating habit, which means you eat breakfast in the afternoon, lunch at midnight and dinner in the morning. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and limit your caffeine intake!

5.) Get plenty of sleep:  You should have at least 7-8 hours of sleep everyday.  When you get home from work, don't go to sleep immediately.  Relax for a little while, watch TV or do housework.  Your body will tell you when you're ready to sleep, and you'll probably sleep more relaxed.  If you find it difficult to do, take a warm bath, cover your windows with thick curtains and make sure your room is sound proof. A well-rested body is vital for a productive night at work!

6.) Find ways to be productive during lean hours:  A night shift can be full of dull moments and this can make for a very long night. To get rid of the monotony, find some productive things to do such as closely interacting with your patients or covering as many tasks as possible for the nurses in the morning shift.

7.) Prepare for your shift:  Give yourself time to pack a meal and snacks. It is tempting when fatigue sets in to go to the vending machines for a sugary snack to boost your energy. Not only will you crash later, you sabotage your performance and metabolism for long term consequences.

8.) Monitor your health: Always make sure to stay on top of your health!  Making sure to schedule regular appointments with your doctor can help you avoid some illnesses that are associated with working at night.  If you feel like you are getting sick, make sure to stay on top of it!

9.) Wear dark sunglasses when leaving from work: It sounds silly, but Sunlight has the ability to reset your body to its normal daytime cycle. Wear sunglasses to minimize eye exposure to the sun and help you sleep well throughout the day.

10.) Always find time for your family: Family is important!  Devote your day off with your spouse, kids or siblings. Make it a point to spend as much time as you can with your loved ones. Show up on a weekend night out with friends or surprise your family with a hearty dinner. These simple acts of kindness will keep you motivated to go back to work each night.

What tips would you add to this list?

 

 

 

 

 

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Add A Splash Of Personality To Your Work Day!

We all want to be able to look great in and out of work! Medical uniforms have certainly evolved over the years - Today there are so many options to spruce up your uniforms!  

Are you curious how to make your uniform stand out at work?  Even if your company has a dress code, there are still ways you can add a splash of personality into your everyday work uniforms! Here are a few ideas...

Wear Bright Colors or Designs
A lot of times, when you think of scrubs you may think of the basic white or blue scrubs, but there are so many other options! For women, there are crew neck warm up jackets, fashionable scrub pants, trendy white lab coats and fun designs and animal prints. For men, there are cargo drawstring pants, sporty v-neck scrub tops and warm-up jackets.

Accessorize!
You no longer need to walk around wearing a plain stethoscope or drab surgical caps - Check out all of Lydia's fun accessories you can add to your dress code!

Shoes for Comfort AND Style
Over the past few years, nursing shoes have come a long way in the fashion AND comfort department!  As someone in the medical profession, you are constantly on your feet and it is important to invest in a pair of shoes that will be comfortable but not sacrifice fashion!  If you’re a woman and looking to bring out your inner fashionista, wear flexible clogs with animal prints or trendy tennis shoes. If you’re a male, you might choose a shoe with more of a sporty look.

People in the medical profession today are faced with many challenges on a daily basis, why not add a little fun to your day by tossing on a sparkly stethoscope or wearing trendy shoes? Sometimes it’s the small things that can make a big difference in your day.

What are ways you bring flair to your uniform? Share your ideas in our comment section below or on our Facebook page!

 

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Dickies Everyday Scrubs: Have you heard of the changes?

Dickies scrubs have been a long time favorite among nurses and doctors.  Did you know The Dickies Everyday line was improved on within the last year?  Improving the overall feel of the scrubs by adding new softer material, more pockets and  by coming up with a more flattering fit, the new Everyday line is one you want to check out! Along with this new and improved fabric, you will also now be able to mix and match your favorite Dickies Everyday scrubs with your favorite Cherokee Workwear scrubs!! 

Today is the last day to get 25% off select Dickies Everyday Scrubs and FREE SHIPPING on your order of $125 or more. Use code SHIP125 in your cart. View the sale here!  Online prices reflect discount. Shipping promotions apply to standard shipping within the continental U.S. only. Offers are not applicable on previous orders and cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts. Sale ends at midnight 10/19/14.

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It's Pediatric Nurses Week - Time for a GIVEAWAY!

Join us on Facebook, we are giving away one of our ULTIMATE NURSING BAGS (valued at $37.99)! Tons of pockets and compartments - perfect for any medical professional on the go. Click here to enter!

ULTIMATE NURSING BAGS Giveaway!

We will randomly select an entrant on Friday, 10/10/2014. Be sure to check our Facebook to see if you have been selected. GOOD LUCK!

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Back To School With Lydias!

Check out Lydias's Uniforms for all of your back to school needs, and some awesome deals!

I can't believe it is already back to school time again!  Lydias's Uniforms has tons of fun new accessories in our fall catalog that are perfect for back to school.  Here are a few of our favorites.

 

Nurse Mates Ultimate Nursing Bag:  Carry your things in style with the ultimate nursing bag by Nursemates.

Koi Tokidoki Badge Reels: Complete your Koi look with these fabulous retractable ID badge reels. They're a great way to display your ID badge with stylish flair!

Koi Scissors: These cute scissors are sure to complement your outfit perfectly!

Koi Penlight: These cute pen lights will complement any outfit!  Stylish design, LED light, Requires 2 AA batteries (included).

Koi Socks: These Koi socks are a great way to add more style to your step! Made with 72% cotton/26% polyester/2% spandex they are one size fits all

Prestige medical sprague nurse kit is perfectly suited for use by both medical students and healthcare professionals!  *This kit includes: 22" Sprague stethoscope, a full accessory pouch, nylon pocket organizer, medimeter, 5 1/2' Lister Bandage scissor, a three-color chart pen, and a disposable penlight.

Koi Watches: This quartz analog watch features a stylish design, water resistant, silver finish buckle, adjustable strap, bonus watchband, EL backlight - LED, is battery powered (included), and easy to clean.

 

 

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DEAL ALERT: 20% Off Landau Scrubs!

FOR A LIMITED TIME: Get 20% off Landau Nursing Scrubs! With items as low as $10.99! Click here to view this sale.

Also, get free shipping on your order of $125 or more! Enter code SHIP125 in your cart to activate.

Landau Medical Uniforms & Scrubs On SALE!

*Get 20% off select Landau scrubs plus free standard shipping on your order of $125 or more. Enter code SHIP125 in your cart. Online prices reflect discount. Shipping promotions apply to standard shipping within the continental U.S. only. Offers are not applicable on previous orders and cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts. Sale ends 8/10/14 at midnight EST.

 

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Hoo You Calling Foxy Style Board!

The Hoo You Calling Foxy Scrub Top by Cherokee Flexibles features an owl and fox print that is versatile and fun! Coordinates with black, grey, pewter, shocking pink, pine, turquoise and white.

Hoo You Calling Foxy Scrub Top by Cherokee Flexibles!

Top - Hoo You Calling Foxy Scrub Top by Cherokee Flexibles
Pant - WonderWink Four Stretch Knit Waist Scrub Pant in BLACK
Hammer - Prestige Medical Taylor Percussion Hammer in STEALTH
ID Clip - Prestige Medical Retractable Id Clip in BLACK
Thermometer - Prestige Medical Digital Thermometer in OCEAN
Pen Light - Nurse Mates Click-on Pocket Lite in GREEN
Stethoscope - Prestige Medical Clinical I Stethoscope in PACIFIC
Shoes - Dansko Sketch Patent Professional Clog

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Lydia's Top Picks from our Fall 2014 Catalog!

The new colors and prints in our Fall 2014 Collection are proving to be very popular!  Although it is tough to choose a favorite, I've asked some of our staff to do just that.

 

Chrystal (Web Customer Support Clerk) I really like the new Koi Scrubs Sapphire Line! It's really soft and silky, plus the colors are really pretty!  I love the new print top.

 

Lori (Merchandising/Executive Assistant) I love the new Skechers Go Run3 shoes!  I love how lightweight and flexible they are, plus the colors are so bright and fun.

 

Rose (Special Accounts Representative)  I love the new Dickies top Give Hope top because it stands for breast cancer awareness and that is such a great cause!

Dickies Youtility Give Hope Scrub Top

Caresse (Contact Center Representative) I love the Saucony shoes!  They are so different than the normal nursing clogs, and there are so many bright colors.

 

Heather (Special Accounts Representative)  I love the new Koi Stretch Laney top!  The colors are great for fall and the fabric is awesome.

 

Lucia (Customer Service/Sales Manager) I like the new Dankso Shannon Clog!  It is sharp but still comfortable and the tassel is stylish.

 

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DEAL ALERT: 20% Off Med Couture Scrubs!

Our Med Couture Sale is here! Get 20% off select Med Couture Nursing Scrubs + FREE Shipping on order of $125 or more.

Use code SHIP125 for free standard shipping or click here to activate.

Med Couture Scrubs are on SALE now!


*Online prices reflect discount. Shipping promotions apply to standard shipping within the continental U.S. only. Offers are not applicable on previous orders and cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts. Sale ends 8/3/14 at midnight EST.

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Hot Dazie Style Board!

The Hot Dazie Shirred V-Neck Scrub Top by White Cross Scrubs is a fast way to brighten anyones day! Coordinates with daffodil, fuchsia, punchie pink, tangerine, espresso, royal, island green and heavenly blue.

Hot Dazie by White Cross Scrubs Style Board!

Top - Hot Dazie Shirred V-Neck Scrub Top by White Cross
Pant - White Cross Allure Yoga Waist Scrub Pant in ISLAND GREEN
Watch - Prestige Medical Cyber Gel Scrub Watch in PINK
Scissors - Prestige Medical 5.5 Inch Utility Shears in KIWI
Tote Bag - Nurse Mates Top 10 Reasons Nurses Rock Scoop Tote
Stethoscope - Prestige Medical Traditional Sprague Stethoscope in HOT PINK
Sphygmomanometer - Prestige Medical Adult Nylon Sphygmomanometer in PASSION
Shoes - Dansko Oiled Professional Clog in ANTIQUE BROWN

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JUST ARRIVED: Fall 2014 Collection!

NEW Fall 2014 Medical Uniform and Nursing Shoes!

 

JUST ARRIVED: Fall 2014 Collection!

We are excited to introduce these new collections and brands: Koi Sapphire Scrubs, Skechers Shoes, Saucony Shoes and Merrell Shoes.

Also check out new items from some of your favorite brands including Cherokee Scrubs, Dansko Clogs, Dickies Uniforms, Koi Scrubs, WonderWink Scrubs and MORE!

Click here to view all new Medical Uniforms and Nursing Shoes!

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Celebrate with FREE SHIPPING!

Get FREE SHIPPING on your order Nursing Scrubs order of $25 or more!

Enter code PFJULY14 in your cart or click here to activate.

FREE Shipping on your order of $25 or more!

*Shipping promotions apply to standard shipping within the U.S. only. Offers are not applicable on previous orders and cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts. Ends 7/6/14 at midnight EST.

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NEW Koi Sapphire line is here!

Koi Nursing Scrubs: "Koi is a clothing company with a simple mission ~ to create scrubs that people love to wear. We incorporate the latest trends into our products. We don't believe in sacrificing comfort for style when you can have both."

I had the opportunity to head back to merchandising and check out the new line from Koi Scrubs called Koi Sapphire and I have to say that these scrubs are AMAZING!   Koi Sapphire Scrubs combine the details we’ve come to expect from Koi and adding to it a silky soft, 4-way stretch fabric.  The fabric of these scrubs feels incredible, and is even more amazing once you try them on!  I loved the flattering fit of these scrubs and all the attention to detail.

            Top: Koi Sapphire Mara Scrub Top     Pant: Koi Sapphire Alicia Scrub Pant 

 

But don’t just take my word for it, here’s what some of our staff had to say about this new line!

Debbie (Call Center Team Lead): “I really like these!! They are so soft and comfortable. They have the perfect amount of stretch too!”

Lori (Merchandising/Executive Assistant): "I love the feel and flexibility of this new line. They are truly a soft scrub with so much movement. This is defiantly a scrub that I would love to wear all day long. I have always been a fan of Koi scrubs and now even more so!  

Katelyn (Special Sales Representative): “These are really, really soft! These tops are not a regular scrub top! Can I just wear these all day?”

Lindsay (Contact Center Representative): “These feel so comfy! I really like the relaxed look & feel to them. Lots of big pockets too!”

 

 

 

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Bubble Personality Style Board!

The Bubble Personality Top by Cherokee Flexibles has a whimsical, colorful pattern. It coordinates with teal, celadon, eggplant, white, and khaki.

Bubble Personality Top by Cherokee Flexibles

Top - Cherokee Flexibles Bubble Personality Scrub Top
Pant - Cherokee Authentic Drawstring Scrub Pant in TEAL
Stethoscope - Prestige Medical Clinical Lite Stethoscope in PURPLE
Thermometer - Prestige Medical Digital Thermometer in KIWI
Pen Light - Prestige Medical Standard Disposable Penlight in PURPLE
Scissors - Prestige Medical EMT Utility Scissor in PURPLE
Badge Reel - Prestige Medical Retractable Id Clip in PURPLE
Tote Bag - Messenger Bag in LIME
Shoes - Nursing Shoes - Rocky 4Eur Sole 3-In-1 Shoe in PEWTER PATENT

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Animal Rug Blue Style Board!

The Classic Animal Rug Blue Scrub Top by Jockey is fun and fierce! It coordinates with eggplant, purple, orchid, caribbean blue, hunter green, navy, royal, black and white.

Animal Rug Blue Style Board!

Top - Classic Animal Rug Blue Scrub Top by Jockey
Pant - Wonderwink WonderFlex Multi Pocket Cargo Scrub Pant in CARIBBEAN BLUE
Lanyard - Prestige Medical Swivel Lanyard in BLACK
Stethoscope - Littmann Lightweight Ii Se Stethoscope in CARIBBEAN
Pen Light - Prestige Medical Standard Disposable Penlight in PURPLE
Hammer - Prestige Medical Taylor Percussion Hammer in BLACK
Watch - Nurse Mates Wild Things Watch in CHEETAH/WHITE
Shoes - Dansko Ingrid Clog in WHITE

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DEAL ALERT: 20% Off Grey's Anatomy & Koi Scrubs!

Get 20% off select Grey's Anatomy Nursing Scrubs and Koi Nursing Scrubs!

During Nurse's Week you also get $5 shipping, ANY size order - Enter code PW5FF514 in your cart or click here to activate.

*Get 20% off select Grey's Anatomy and Koi scrubs and $5 standard shipping on any size order. Shipping promotions apply to standard shipping within the U.S. only. Online prices reflect discount. Offers are not applicable on previous orders and cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts. Shipping sale ends 5/11/14, Koi and Grey's Anatomy sales end 5/12/14 at midnight EST.

 

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Celebrate Nurse's Week With Us: $5 Shipping, Scrub Sales, FREE Gifts + $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

Happy Nurse’s Week: Submit a selfie and you will be entered to win a Lydia’s $100 Gift Card!

HOW TO ENTER:
1) Like Lydia’s Uniforms on Facebook
2) Submit your entry by posting your selfie on our Facebook timeline

Throughout the week we will feature some of our favs on our cover photo!

*Contest ends 5/11/14. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/12/14. Be sure to check back to see if you are our winner. GOOD LUCK!

Like us on Facebook so you don't miss a single deal, FREE gift or giveaway! BONUS: Get $5 standard shipping on any size order! Use code PW5FF514 or click here to activate.

Nurse's Week Celebration: $5 Shipping, Scrubs Sale, FREE Gifts + $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

*$5 flat rate shipping ends 5/11/14 at midnight EST. Shipping promotions apply to U.S. orders only. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Must use our prepaid return label for free returns.

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Spectrum Style Board!

The 100% Cotton Spectrum Notch Neck Scrub Top by Trust Your Journey is the perfect way to show your support of Autism Awareness! It coordinates with black, grape, island green, melon, purple, royal, shocking pink, turquoise and yellow.

Trust Your Journey 100% Cotton Spectrum Notch Neck Scrub Top

Top - 100% Cotton Spectrum Notch Neck Scrub Top by Trust Your Journey
Pant - Scrubs - White Cross Six Pocket Flare Leg Scrub Pant in TURQUOISE
Lanyard - Prestige Medical Swivel Lanyard in PURPLE
Pen Light - Prestige Medical Quick Lite Penlight in PURPLE
Scissors - Prestige Medical 5.5 Inch Utility Shears in FROSTED KIWI
Thermometer - Prestige Medical Digital Thermometer in KIWI
Stethoscope - Prestige Medical Traditional Sprague Stethoscope in HOT ORANGE
Shoes - Nursing Shoes - Nurse Mates Bryar Clog Nursing Shoes in BLACK

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Featured Customer Review: "Love these scrubs... don't bunch or wrinkle!"

 

Med Couture Nursing ScrubsOur distinguishing EZ Flex fabric with a touch of Spandex for added comfort allows you to move freely throughout your workday. Extra hidden pockets are added for storage and to tuck away gadgets. Stylish and flattering silhouettes are always polished off with embroidery details. Med Couture is more than a brand; it's a lifestyle...Embark on the journey.

The Peaches Med Couture E-z Flex Sport Neckline Scrub Top features a crossover v-neck, left chest Velcro patch pocket and badge holder, side slits, front pockets with hidden pen holder and Velcro pocket inside, logo reflector on right sleeve, contrast logo embroidery on left chest pocket, contrast back neck band, contrast stitching, is made with 55% cotton/42% polyester/3% spandex and is 26" long.

Here is a review from our customer ICURN in Rapid City, SD:

Love these scrubs!

Love these scrubs! They are made from a thicker material, and don't bunch or wrinkle! They fit nicely, not clingy, and give you room to move and do anything you need to!

Peaches Med Couture E-z Flex Sport Neckline Scrub Top - See more at: http://www.lydiasuniforms.com/Brands/Med-Couture-Scrubs/Scrubs---Peaches-Med-Couture-E-z-Flex-Sport-Neckline-Scrub-Top8401MC-BR-XS.axd?utm_source=23apr14&utm_medium=blog&utm_content=A&utm_campaign=med+couture+product+review=INH&ysmtac=SOCIAL&SRC=MCART14#sthash.FP6lV3cl.dpuf

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