New Maternity Prints Available Now

Cherokee Dots Wonderful Maternity Scrub TopCherokee Flexibles Garden Botanica Maternity Scrub Top When shopping for maternity clothes (whether it's for work or not) comfort is key! And these two tops from Cherokee Flexibles provide all the comfort you need. The stretch side panels allow for easy movement and the drawstring empire waist is perfect for adjustments as you grow throughout your pregnancy. Plus, you can't go wrong with the flattering style and fun prints! The top on the left is the Dots Wonderful Maternity Scrub Top and the top on the right is the Garden Botanica Maternity Scrub Top.

To view all of our maternity scrubs, including these two new prints, click here. And most importantly,  if you have a new baby on the way, CONGRATULATIONS!

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Easy-Care and Easy-Wear from Crocs Scrubs

Crocs Scrubs

Our Winter 2012 catalog is full of new brands and styles, including a new collection from Crocs Medical Scrubs. We're extremely excited about it  because this is a brand that's built on fun, colorful designs and comfort, which translate perfectly into their medwear collection. Solid scrub tops, scrubs pants and print tops are all included in this collection, so there's something for everyone. Click here to view all styles and treat yourself to a new pair of stylish scrubs today!

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Featured Customer Review - "Favorite Scrubs! Worth every penny...."


Grey's Anatomy ScrubsGrey's Anatomy by Barco: When it comes down to it, we’re here to make a difference. In the industry we love. And in the lives of the people who wear our products. To make their work easier. More productive. More rewarding. And a little less like, well, work.
Grey's Anatomy By Barco Junior Fit V-neck Scrub Top

Grey's Anatomy by Barco Junior Fit V-Neck Scrub Top is hands down one of our top scrub tops! And it's just just one of the lovely pieces offered in this line of medical uniforms.

This top features a junior fit with a mock wrap, two large pockets, set-in sleeves, side slits, button back detail and is made with Dura-Tech 77% polyester/23% rayon with mechanical stretch and moisture wicking and is 25 1/2" long.


Here's a review from our customer Julie from Louisiana:

5 starsFavorite Scrubs!

I have been wearing scrubs for work/school for over 15 years. I have been through many styles/brands, but have never been so pleased. The fabric is soft and comfortable and does not wrinkle. They do run a little small, so you may have to go up a size. I have a 36DD bust with a size 28 waist and took a large top and medium pants. Worth every penny, and if you get them on sale...even better!
 

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This won't hurt a bit....

guest blogWhat is it about venipuncture that conjures up such deep feelings in both the nurse and the patient? I recall being a nursing student and having so much anxiety about the first time I would ever start an IV. I made it through nursing school, never even having attempted to start one and by the time I got a job, it took me probably ten attempts before I was able to successfully initiate an IV line.

Now that I work with nursing students, it seems like the general perception they have is that nursing as all about starting IV's, and having a successful IV start is the "end all and be all" of their academic career.

And let's not forget the patients...it's not like they are excited to have their physician order IV fluids or lots of serum lab tests!

Today I ran across this article in the news about a nurse who has been credited with a new approach to starting IV's that is reported to be much less painful that the traditional methods of tying a tight tourniquet, hitting, flicking, and putting a warm compress on patients' arms. I hope that there is a lot of evidence to support this method, and if it truly helps patients that it will be accepted into practice in healthcare settings far and wide.

But I'm wondering, because it is such a big deal to many nurses and nursing students, do you have any great tips? Are you a flicker? A tapper? Do you grab a blanket out of the blanket warmer and lay it over your patient's arm? What works best for you?

I have observed many nurses over the years, and sometimes I've learned really great tricks from them. A clinical nurse specialist once showed me a great tip to avoid forgetting the point where you were going to make the venipuncture after you take the tourniquet off and start to cleanse the skin: if you take a retractable pen (that is retracted) and place it on the skin at the point you wish to enter, push down on the skin with very light pressure, and then scrub with an alcohol wipe, it creates a local histamine reaction on the skin which makes almost a "bullseye" to serve as a landmark where you want to stick.  Now, of course, before you try that on your own patient, make sure that is consistent with your institution's policy.

Any other readers have any words of wisdom?
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Featured Customer Review - "Love, love, love... Can't wait to buy more!"

Carhartt Scrubs
Carhartt: Established in 1889, Carhartt has manufactured premium clothing known for exceptional durability, comfort, quality of construction, and fit that you can feel in the fabrics and see in the performance.

Two items that we recommend trying are the Carhartt Women's Mock Wrap Two Pocket Scrub Top and the Carhartt Women's Flare Leg Scrub Pant. These would be an excellent choice for a new nursing uniform for the coming new year. They will keep you comfortable and looking great, even on your longest shifts!

The Carhartt Women's Mock Wrap Two Pocket Scrub Top features two large lower-front patch pockets, double and triple-stitched seams, tagless label for added comfort and 27 3/4" in length, made with 55% cotton/45% polyester brushed micro canvas.

The Carhartt Women's Flare Leg Scrub Pant features a full drawstring waist with back elastic, two front pockets and one back pocket, bottom side vents allow pant legs to fit over shoes, triple-stitched inseams for added strength and is 31" in length, made with 55% cotton/45% polyester brushed micro canvas.


Here is a review from our customer Terry in Groveton, NH:

5 starsLove, Love. Love


I bought these carhartt scrubs, think carhartt has srcubs, AWESOME. I love them, at first they were a bit big, after I washed them they fit perfect. Can't wait to buy more!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 




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Get Your New 2012 Scrubs

Winter 2012 Catalog2012 is just around the corner and our Winter Catalog will help you look your best right from the start! With this  catalog we're extremely excited to introduce new professional apparel from well-known brands like Dansko and Crocs (if you think their shoes are comfortable, wait 'til you try their uniforms!).  But that's just the beginning; visit us at www.LydiasUniforms.com and you can shop over 150 new items! Or click here to flip through an online version of the catalog. You'll discover new collections like Lydia's Select, Dickies Denim, Cherokee Workwear Core Stretch and Inspiration. And of course New Balance, Grey's Anatomy, Healing Hands, WonderWink, Scrubs Works (and more) are back with fresh looks for 2012. We hope that you find something you love in this catalog. Whether it's a trendy print, affordable basics or a comfy pair of shoes, we're positive that there's something for everyone.

Click here to start shopping now. And don't forget to leave a comment with your feedback on our latest styles.
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Happy Holidays


Happy Holidays

The entire team here at Lydia's Uniforms would like to wish you a Happy Holiday! Thank you for your business throughout 2011 and we can't wait to provide you with even more new products, low prices and excellent customer service in 2012.
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Featured Customer Review - "Best scrubs ever"


Mary Engelbreit ScrubsMary Engelbreit: Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Mary Engelbreit. Inspired by the quaint and lavishly colored illustrations in the children's books handed down from her mother and grandmother, Mary knew early in life that she would someday be an artist.
Mary Engelbreit V-neck Scrub Top
Her imaginative and richly detailed pictures bring a sense of joy and a touch of nostalgia to everyday events.

Mary's warm, witty, and wise insights into love, family, nature, life, and friendship give you guidance in all that is enduring, valuable, and important in our lives.

Look at life through Mary's eyes and in case you've forgotten, believe in goodness once again.

The Mary Engelbreit V-neck Scrub Top is anything but basic! This top features a foldover v-neck with self edged piping. Adorable contrasting print details line the inside sleeve hem. A 2-in-1 look with – wear the sleeve turned up for a little flair or down for a more conservative look. Fit details include flattering front body darts. Two deep lower pockets. Inside side vents also lined with contrast print for added detailing. Signature detachable ME® flower appliqué at pocket. Top is 27 1/4" long and made with 55% cotton / 45% polyester brushed twill.Mary Engelbreit V-neck Scrub Top




















Here's a review from our customer Sharon in North Augusta, SC:


5 starsBest Scrubs Ever

I love these scrubs, very comfortable.

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Deal Alert: 20% Off Mary Engelbreit Scrubs

20% Off Mary Engelbreit Scrubs

For a limited time, all styles of Mary Engelbreit Scrubs are 20% Off! The looks in this collection feature vibrant solids as well as cheerful prints that are filled with details. If you haven't tried out these name brand uniforms, here's your chance to get them at a great price! 

Shop now for the best selection.
 

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Spotlight on Carhartt Scrubs

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Carhartt is a brand that's well-known for reliable workwearC10201. For over 100 years they have  produced clothing that's known for durability, comfort and fit. This season, they've introduced a collection of medical uniforms that lives up to the reputation associatd with their brand. These scrubs are available for both men and women and come in a variety of colors and sizes. They feature double and triple stitched seams, roomy pockets as well as a  55% cotton/45% polyester brushed micro canvas fabric blend. If you have experience with this high quality brand, or if you're ready to find out what all the fuss is about, then click here to shop all available styles now. 
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Featured Customer Review - "very pleased in the quality"


Cherokee ScrubsCherokee: Millions of healthcare workers have come to depend on Cherokee Workwear. For durable, easy-care fabric that gets softer with every washing. We work with a nationwide panel of nurses who give us feedback on new products and industry trends. Also, we test all of our garments before they are manufactured with the highest quality standards.

The Cherokee Authentic Workwear Solid Color Unisex Scrub Top is a favorite with a 5 star rating out of 7 votes cast! This top has everything you need - quality, comfort, function and tons of colors to choose from. The Cherokee Authentic Workwear Solid Color Unisex Scrub Top features one chest pocket with a pencil slot, dolman sleeves and is 27 1/2" long, made with 65% polyester/35% cotton.
Cherokee Authentic Workwear Solid Color Unisex Scrub Top
Here's a review from our customer Southern Gal from Charlottesville, VA:

5 starsNice Shirt

I purchased this shirt for my husband and was very pleased in the quality. The wine color still looked crisp after washing and came out of the dryer looking rather wrinkle-free.


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Practical Gifts for Nurses

Guest BlogThis weekend, we put up our holiday tree. Each year, I love taking all the ornaments out of the boxes and thinking about all the memories associated with each one. This year, there was a particular ornament that seemed very special-it was a gift from my former supervisor at the library at Ball State University. She had given me a Christmas ornament. It was a young looking brunette nurse wearing green scrubs with a clipboard in her hand. On the left pocket of the scrub top, she had written my last name in very small letters, and on the clipboard, it read "Merry Christmas 2001." She gave me this ornament as a gift for graduating nursing school, as I was a December grad. As I unwrapped more ornaments, I found even more nurse ornaments given to me by friends and family that I still treasure every year.

What other things make great gifts for nurses? Maybe you have co-workers or staff you are looking to buy for this season. Here are my suggestions:
  • Unscented, but very moisturizing hand soap. Nurses wash their hands what seems like hundreds of times a day, and in the winter, their skin gets very dried out. What has worked for me are hand creams that contain hemp as an ingredient, it really seems to be the only thing to soften my hands and protect them.
  • I have said how much I love these before, but a nice pair or two or support socks. Lydia's stocks the Nurse Mates compression stockings. I just bought myself two pairs on Cyber Monday and I just took them off after wearing them all day long. I wanted to even wear them to bed, but I decided to let my feet be free for a while.
  • An extra pair of hemostats. There are so many times during they workday when I wish I had my own set. Whether it's to untwist some tight IV tubing or something else, they really come in handy and are sometimes hard to come by.
  • A nice flashlight. Again, another tool that is hard to come by on the nursing unit but it is very handy. Especially when anchoring indwelling catheters or working night shift. Maybe splurge and get a metal one that can be engraved, so someone else doesn't run off with it.
  • Massage gift certificates. Nurses are on their feet anywhere from 8-16 hours a day. When we come home, we're sore. And let's face it, nurses deserve it.

So sure, this is not an exhaustive list, but hopefully it will get you started. Do you have any great suggestions? Feel free to post, or post about the most thoughtful nurse gift you've ever received.


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Featured Customer Review - "A great scrub"


Urbane ScrubsUrbane Scrubs: Our designer scrubs have just the right amount of personality.  Available in a variety colors and styles to mix and match with your wardrobe, our scrubs have the unique details that keep it interesting.
Urbane Scrubs Two Pocket Crossover Scrub Top
Urbane is known for their fit that flatters, in all the right places! After one try, you will see why the Urbane Scrubs Two Pocket Crossover Scrub Top is so loved. With 14 reviews this top has a 4.64 star rating, out of 5!

The Urbane Scrubs Two Pocket Crossover Scrub Top features a contrasting cross-over neckline, two roomy bottom pockets that keep you hands free, a relaxed fit for ease of movement, set-in sleeves, 3" side slits and a longer 27 1/2" length. Made with 65% polyester/35% cotton. Available in dozens of great colors!

Here's a review from our customer Chandra in Bridgetown, Barbados:

5 starsNice Scrub

A great scrub, colour is as vibrant in person as it is online. Material is soft and the shirt wasn't overly big.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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Featured Customer Review - "These soft, silky long sleeve shirts are wonderful"

Wink Scrubs


Wink: We are the past, the present, and the future of scrubs. Striving to capture the fresh, fun, and exciting essence of uniforms through our perfected fits, finishes, details, and colors, we're always moving forward to bring you the ultimate experience: scrubs that change your attitude.

Wink Scrubs has layers, covered! The Wink Silky Long Sleeve Scrub Tee adds an extra touch of stretch makes it the perfect piece to move with you during a busy work day.

The Wink Silky Long Sleeve Scrub Tee is a crewneck long sleeve tee with extra long sleeves for up-to-date styling, Wink logo on left wrist and is 27 1/4" length, made with 95% Viscose Rayon / 5% Spandex - for ultra softness!

Wink Silky Long Sleeve Scrub Tee

Here's a review from our customer Lindilu in Parkville, MO:

5 starsTHE BEST

These soft, silky long sleeve shirts are wonderful. They fit snug so they don't feel bulky under your uniform during colder weather. The sleeves don't lose their shape and become loose by the end of the day. I just wish they had more colors to buy to match the many colors of my uniforms!


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Festive Prints for the Holiday Season

Looking for holiday print scrubs? I recommend the Bundled Buddies Contrast Curved Neck Scrub Top by Scrub Works. This penguin print is about as cute as it gets and this look can be worn all winter long, even after the holidays are over.

Bundled Buddies Contrast Neck Scrub Top

Do you wear festive prints during the holiday season or do you stick to your normal scrubs? If you do, which prints are your favorite??

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL HOLIDAY PRINTS

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Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday is in full swing & we have a few special offers just for you! The best part is, no crowds, no waiting in line, just awesome deals at www.LydiasUniforms.com! Today only take advantage of these offers:
  • FREE SHIPPING, on any size order. Applies to standard shipping in the U.S. only
  • FREE LYDIA'S TOTE BAG with an order of $49 or more
  • 20% OFF All Lydia's Gift Cards

Visit our site for all the details. But don't wait, the free shipping and free gift offers are valid today only. Start shopping now!
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Save Big on Black Friday!

Black Friday
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  • 30% Off Dickies Best-Sellers Customer favorites are now as low as $9.99. Click Here to Shop.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Lydia's Uniforms would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope that your day is filled with friends, family and, of course, delicious food.

Happy Thanksgiving
P.S. If you have time today between your holiday festivities visit www.LydiasUniforms.com to find a special Thanksgiving offer.
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Featured Customer Review - "I totally love the Cherokee scrubs... I found my scrubs and will purchase more in the future."

Cherokee Authentic Workwear Unisex Scrub Pant
Cherokee: Millions of healthcare workers have come to depend on Cherokee Workwear. For durable, easy-care fabric that gets softer with every washing. For an array of 37 colors and 25 styles that meets every preference and taste. And for giving you the best value for your hard-earned dollar.

Cherokee is the leading brand of scrubs in North America – and it's easy to see why! The Cherokee Authentic Workwear Unisex Scrub Pant is a customer favorite. The features, fit and style are why this pant has a five star rating.

The Cherokee Authentic Workwear Unisex Scrub Pant features a comfortable webbed drawstring waistband, one back pocket, and a cargo pocket with a cell phone pocket inside. Made with 65% polyester/35% cotton with a regular inseam of 31", short inseam of 28 1/2" and tall inseam of 33".



Here's a review from our customer Troy in Polacca, AZ:

5 starsExcellent

I usually buy Dickie's scrubs, but wanted to try a different brand at a lower price. I totally love the Cherokee scrubs. They are a little big than what you expect for your individual size but are totally comfortable and don't fade after a few washes. I found my scrubs and will purchase more in the future.


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Add Lydia's to Your Circle of Friends

How many of you have joined Google+? It's one of the newest social networks and so far I think it has some awesome features. As soon as I heard that you could create business pages on Google+ I knew I had to make one for Lydia's. I couldn't pass up a great opportunity to interact with our customers! If you use this social network I hope that you'll find our page and add us to your circles soon: click here to get started now.

Also, I would love to hear what you want to see on our Google+ page. Would you like updates on coupons and sales? Sneak peeks of our newest products? Articles about health care professionals and nursing? Share your feedback by leaving a comment on this post.

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