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Underscrub Tee

5 Ways to Wear Your Underscrub Tee This Winter

In our opinion, underscrub tees might be the single most underrated clothing item of the season – for medical professionals and non-medical people alike. It’s called an underscrub because, as you probably guessed, many medical professionals do choose to wear them as an added layer of warmth or coverage under their scrub tops.

But don’t let the name pigeonhole this dynamic garment – read on for our top 5 ways to wear your underscrub!

  1. Under your scrubs (duh) as an added layer of warmth to protect you from the hospital chill or wintry weather.
  2. The flattering fit and ergonomic seam lines make this tee a great winter basic. Add a loose patterned scarf and wear your underscrub tee as a fitted basic, or even add a statement necklace.
  3. Because these tees are made of performance fabric, they are perfect for wearing during your morning jog to protect you from the chill.
  4. Combine with the scrub jacket found here – another item that is marketed for medical professionals, but is actually perfect for anyone looking for a polished fleece-type jacket made of technological performance fabric.
  5. Wear for any on-the-go activity you can think of, from camping and traveling, to running errands all day. This particular author enjoys wearing her underscrub tee just about every single time she gets on an airplane because of the comfort and quality style.

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The Core One Underscrub Tee from Medelita comes in three colors: black, light heather grey, and heather blue. There is a short sleeved version for men and a long sleeved version for women.

 

 

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This Game Changing Stethoscope Deserves A Spot On Medical Students’ Holiday Wish List.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably already started your holiday wish list of covetable finds and splurge items you’d like to see come the holidays. Making your holiday wish list is not only fun, it’s a practical timesaver that makes it incredibly simple for your friends, family, and loved ones to shop for your holiday presents.

If you’re a medical, nursing, or PA student you probably don’t have a ton of money to spend on splurge items, and practicality is key when deciding what items are worth a spot on your wish list.

ERKA stethoscopes definitely deserve your consideration if you are shopping for anyone in the medical field. We recently got up close and personal with a few of the ERKA models (check out our pictures below!) and a recent reviewer commended the high quality of these stethoscopes in a hospital setting:

“I got to work and took my new stethoscope! Quickly threw it around my neck, got my report and ran out to the floor. First patient had some diminished lung sounds and, boy, was I surprised that I could hear anything at all – TV in the room was loud and patient on the other bed was talking, but my new accessory apparently has unbelievable noise reduction qualities.

I listened to Wheezes, Ronchi and Crackles all day. While sometimes there are slight problems in distinguishing these lung sounds, it was not the case with ERKA stethoscope.”

You can read the rest of his review here.

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We Love This Genius Idea For Patients Who Want To Thank Their Physician

With our country’s healthcare system becoming more and more impersonal with each passing day, it’s easy to understand why a patient who has a positive experience with their doctor would want to show their gratitude with a thank you gift.

But even with the best of intentions, accepting gifts from patients is tricky territory for most docs.

An extravagant gift from a patient is likely to make doctor uncomfortable, for a number of reasons. But if they decline to accept a gift, the physician also risks offending their patient. Either way, this is a difficult situation to maneuver and risks putting the patient-physician relationship in jeopardy.

The best way to say thank you to your physician? Just say thank you!

And one of the most sincere ways to express this sentiment is through a handwritten card. Now you can even have someone write and deliver the card for you (free of charge) with your own personal message – the genius of this service is that they also include a discount code for scrubs, lab coats, and stethoscope (all things your physician likely uses every day) so that you can still feel like you’re giving a gift, but also be confident you’re within the boundaries of what is appropriate.

Those of us who became physicians know that we did it not for the praise or the accolades, not even the handsome salary. And let’s be real: if money were our primary objective, there are far easier, faster, and cheaper ways to accomplish that goal than to become a doctor.

The truth is that most doctors chose this path because we want to use our skills to help other people. We don’t ask for nor expect a thank you gift – our gift is the privilege of healing patients, families, and communities through our work.

A sincere and thoughtful “thank you” is all we would ever hope for.

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This Scrub Jacket Feature Is So Useful, You’ll Wonder Why No One Thought Of It Before.

The other day, a friend of mine (who is an RN) was telling me about her daily dilemma: what should she wear to protect herself from the chilly hospital air conditioning?

The main obstacle for her is the fact that she is required to wear her iD badge at all times, but when she attached it to her scrubs it wasn’t visible once she put on her jacket or sweater. She had tried fleeces and hoodies and they kept her pretty warm, but there wasn’t any place to put her badge except the collar (scratching against her neck all day) or the zippered lining (which meant she couldn’t zip it up).

ID badges are a common but annoying requirement at most hospitals and unless you have a pocket on your top, there’s really nowhere convenient to attach it. Until now…

Scrubs and lab coats company Medelita is well known for their flattering designs, performance fabrics, and innovative features. They released their brand new women’s scrub jacket a few months ago, and not only does it have ample pocket space (and a zippered sleeve pocket to boot!), they also added a small but kind of life-changing feature: the ID badge pocket.

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The Ionic Scrub Jacket is the first of its kind in many ways, but I particularly l particularly love this badge pocket. It’s hidden on the left shoulder seam so that it’s invisible when you’r not using it, and it allows you to clip your badge onto your jacket.

Simple yet genius. Count me impressed.

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Lab Coats With Foldable Sleeves? Look No Further.

Clinicians of all levels and specialties need their tools of the trade to be as highly functional as possible – lab coats and scrubs included. And in those high pressure situations where you must be as streamlined as possible, the ergonomic fit of a lab coat can really make a difference in your level of efficacy while performing a task.

Renowned for their tailored and ergonomically designed lab coats, Medelita has taken the functionality of their high performance lab coats one step further with their two latest styles: the Rosalyn slim fit lab coat for women and the Bernard slim fit lab coat for men.

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The main feature that these coats share in common is their foldable sleeves and back pleat for full range of movement in your shoulders. The Bernard has elevated this feature even further by adding custom buttons to the foldable slits in the sleeves.

We love this new feature of the lab coats. What functional features would you add if you could design a lab coat of your own?

Best Slim Fit Lab Coats For Women

This Lab Coat For Women Is Going To Be Your New Favorite Article Of Clothing

What capes are to superheroes, is what the lab coat is to physicians. You want a white coat that is a reflection of you, that shows your colleagues and patients that you take yourself seriously. It’s more than just a piece of clothing – it’s a symbol of what you’ve accomplished and how far you’ve come.

Right now we’re loving the Rosalyn Lab Coat and the Vera G. lab coat, both from scrubs and lab coats company Medelita, as our top picks for modern professional style…in lab coat form!

Rosalyn Slim Fit Women’s Lab Coat

This is a very new style, just released last month, and you can tell just by looking at it that it is finely tailored down to the clean finish neckline. They also added a new feature, bracelet-length sleeves with buttons so you can roll the sleeves up to your elbow, for improved functionality. This is the most fitted women’s lab coat that Medelita makes, but the improved sizing and tailoring keeps in flattering and professional. Check out the Rosalyn Slim Fit Women’s Lab Coat

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Vera G. Slim Fit Women’s Lab Coat

The Vera G. is an old favorite of ours, and it continues to be one of Medelita’s most popular coats. Since its initial release a few years ago they’ve made some upgrades to the style. But the envelope collar of this lab coat is what really made us fall in love, and the little details are what makes all the difference. Check out the Vera G. Slim Fit Women’s Lab Coat

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Are These The Best New Nursing Scrubs In The Market?

The wait is over, the anticipation has ended, and Medelita is finally about to release their long-awaited line of nursing scrubs: Element has arrived!

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There are 2 new styles of scrub tops and 2 new styles of scrub pants, and they each come in four different colors: royal blue, ceil, navy, and black. The Element Collection is also rounded out by an awesome scrub jacket, the Ionic, that has pretty stellar reviews:

“This is absolutely perfect for working in medicine. I love all the pockets – I can fit everything I need into it! The fabric is soft and cozy, and the look is super sleek. I love that there’s even a place specifically for my badge reel. Overall, this is my fav jacket that I reach for time and time again!” —L.S., Verified Customer

You can tell that the folks over at Medelita really thought everything out while they were designing these nursing scrubs. They invited real life nurses at the beginning of the design process to see what features were missing from their existing scrubs, so Element has a ton of really cool and useful features:

  • ID Badge Clip pocket on both tops
  • Scissors loop + pen slot on the pants
  • Hidden zipper pockets
  • Signature silicone dipped neon drawcord

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Oh, and did we forget to mention that if you are wearing the Delta pants and either of the scrub tops, you’ll have 10 pockets – not including the badge clip pocket?? These are some serious scrubs with pockets.

The White Coat Effect

Colorful Lab Coat Embroidery

What a wonderful time to be alive. All it takes is a Google search to find a plethora of lab coats, scrubs, and stethoscopes in all shapes, sizes, materials, and colors. Well, technically a lab coat is meant to be white to represent cleanliness and purity, but there’s nothing stopping you from making your next lab coat purchase stand out with some custom embroidery in any color of your choice!

Medelita’s lab coats and scrubs (and now scrub jackets!) can be purchased with custom name and title embroidery, which their team of embroidery artists will complete in-house for a small fee of $12. They have 18 options of embroidery thread in every color family, from blossom and bougainvillea, to teal and slate blue, to willow and seafoam.

Lab Coat Embroidery Colors

Embroidery Colors

Scrubs and scrub jackets can be embroidered too, but your color choices will be more limited to make sure the embroidery will stand out. Slate blue is one of the most popular colors for lab coat embroidery, but it would be next to impossible to see slate blue embroidery on baltic scrubs or a navy scrub jacket.

Now that Medelita has launched their new line of stethoscopes, we love the idea of getting your lab coat embroidery in a matching color as the tubing of your new stethoscope, or perhaps in complementary colors. The ERKA stethoscopes available on their website come in three different models, all comparable to Littmann models, that each available in up to 13 different tubing colors. The ERKA stethoscopes also have a solid warranty, and even come with their own stethoscope carrying case so that you don’t have to purchase that accessory separately.

What color embroidery would you choose for your lab coat? Would you ever match your stethoscope to your embroidery colors? Let us know in the comments below!

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The Sleekest Stethoscopes For The Polished Professional

A new brand of stethoscopes is coming to the US for the first time, and you should be excited. ERKA is a medical instrument company that is well-known in Europe and other parts of the globe, where it sets the ultimate standard for high-quality stethoscopes, and in just a few weeks, you’ll be able to try out three new models of ERKA stethoscopes by purchasing them from scrubs and lab coats company Medelita, which has set the standard for high quality medical apparel internationally.

ERKA Scope

If you know anything about Medelita, you know that they have extremely stringent standards for quality. This is a fact that inspires confidence in the quality of the ERKA stethoscopes, because Medelita is not a brand that would sell products that aren’t of the absolute highest quality.

So what makes ERKA stethoscopes superior to the Littmann models?

  • German-engineered products are known around the world for their precision and technical mastery, and ERKA stethoscopes are no different.
  • From the sleek design to the patented dual-membrane sound chamber geometry, these chrome-plated stethoscopes are technologically more advanced than most scopes on the market, as well as being more hygienic.
  • From an aesthetic standpoint, the ERKA stethoscopes are much more attractive and polished-looking than any other we’ve seen. They also have a bit more heft to them, a pleasant weight that is indicative of their quality.

Starting in May, Medelita will begin selling three models of ERKA stethoscopes: the Finesse, the Precise, and the Sensitive.

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Updated Gifts For Nurses Gift Guide

No matter the time of year, nurses need love and appreciation for the hard work that they do. Nursing scrubs company Medelita recently updated their gift guide for nurses to help you out when you need an idea for a birthday, anniversary, or any other holiday (Nurses Week is coming up soon, guys…).

Check out their nurse gift guide below!

Whether its for a birthday, a holiday, or just a little something special to show someone that you care, here are some gift ideas for the nurse in your life! With gifts for every size budget, you will surely find something on this list that will put a smile on their face.

1. A Professional Nursing Lab Coat

The symbolic white coat is no longer reserved for physicians! Though historically lab coats have only been worn by physicians, today more and more nurses are embracing high-quality medical lab coats to complete their professional look. With custom name and title embroidery, they can show off their nursing credentials and wear their white coat with pride. Opt for a lab coat made with performance fabrics, which will repel fluids, wick away sweat, and are generally lower-maintenance and have greater durability.

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2. Personalized Nursing Scrubs

Nursing scrubs that get softer with every wash? I dare you to find a nurse who doesn’t dream of that. Scrubs are a wardrobe staple for nurses—they can never have too many! But these nursing scrubs are unparalleled in their comfort (crucial for 18 hour shifts), durability (can last over 100 washes without fraying or fading), and fit (purposeful tailoring is flattering and gives unrestricted movement). Add an extra special touch with personalized embroidery in fade-resistant thread!

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Medelita scrubs for men and women in “Baltic”

3. Audiobook Subscription

Nurses are always on the go and don’t have as much time to do the things that they enjoy, such as pleasure reading. Give your loved one the gift of an Audible or Scribd audio book subscription. These services will allow the nurse in your life to catch up on their summer reading list during their commute, while running errands, or doing chores.

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4. A Sleek New ERKA Stethoscope

Every single handmade ERKA stethoscope is a unique masterpiece: elaborately polished and chrome plated by a master craftsman. Just like a set of personalized nursing scrubs or custom embroidered nursing lab coat, each of these stethoscopes can be personalized with an individual laser engraving or a customized membrane. For an extra special touch, you can also choose from a wide range of different tube colors an chest-pieces to render a nurse’s everyday life a little more colorful.

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5. A Versatile Underscrub Tee

Most underscrub tees are meant solely to give you an added layer of protection under your scrubs, but not this one. The Core One Underscrub Tee is as versatile as it is soft and comfortable, making this the perfect gift for the nurse who needs to seamlessly transition from the hospital, to the grocery store, and even to the gym. The buttery-soft performance fabric is lightweight and wicks away moisture, and the reinforced seams ensure that this gift will work as hard as nurses do.

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6. I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories Of Becoming A Nurse

This book contains true narratives from nurses who remember the difficulties they encountered when they first entered the profession, and reflect upon what makes their career so rewarding and what gets them through their hardest shifts. Perfect for a nurse who might be feeling discouraged, the stories in the book will renew his or her personal strength and will remind them why they became a nurse in the first place—to help people.

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7. Prescription Coffee Mug

All nurses need coffee, and a lot of it. This 12-oz mug is dishwasher & microwave safe and is sure to bring a laugh to the nurse who receives it. It looks like an oversized prescription bottle with the label full of detailed descriptions about coffee—sure to lift the mood in any hospital or private practice!

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8. The Weeknight Survival Cookbook by Dena Irwin, R.D.

With very little free time to spare, it can be difficult and costly for someone in nursing to make tasty yet healthy meals for themselves throughout the week. A cookbook full of simple, nutritious recipes that can be made in 10 minutes is absolutely perfect for saving time and staying healthy.

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9. FitBit

On a nurse’s busiest days they can end up walking miles and miles—give them the gift of being able to track that exercise! In such a demanding career, it can be difficult to factor in time for working out but a wearable device such as FitBit allows you to track how much activity you have actually done during the day. It also tracks your sleep and lets the nurse in your life monitor their own health data and stay motivated with their health.

10. Keurig Coffee Maker

Another time saver for those who are short on time, a Keurig machine is a must. Gift it with a box of K-Cups in their favorite brand of coffee, or get them a Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter so that they can make their preferred gourmet coffee in an easy-to-clean, reusable filter. This contraption will end up saving time and money!