Category Archives: Patient Care

Patient Scrubs® Concerned About Hepatitis C

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that Hepatitis C kills more people than any other infectious disease. That’s scary! Even scarier is that many people don’t have symptoms until they reach the acute phase. Here are some facts on Hepatitis C. A viral infection causes Hepatitis C, which is in inflammation in your liver. This contagious virus spreads through body fluids. You can contract Hepatitis C by coming in contact with an infected […]

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Patient Scrubs® Supports Liver Cancer Patients

As you know, my Patient Scrubs® business brings me in contact with many people who have terminal illnesses. Cancer is one disease that takes the lives of so many people. I’ve blogged before about being a breast cancer survivor. Today, I want to talk about liver cancer. The largest organ in the human body is the liver. It’s responsible for filtering and processing chemicals in food, alcohol and medications. Your liver produces bile that aids in digestion and eliminates waste […]

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Tips for Safer Medical Care

Errors in medical care can occur anywhere—in hospitals, rehab clinics, clinics, pharmacies or at home. Anyone can make a mistake. But, when it involves medical care, a mistake can be costly or even fatal. Here are a few examples. Medications Getting a new prescription involves several people: your doctor, a nurse, pharmacy technician, pharmacist, etc. As the prescription changes hands, it’s easy to have a mix up in dosage or directions. Patient allergies add another level of complexity. Here are […]

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Feeling Moody? Color Yourself Happy!

Colors influence your mood and outlook. Colors you wear. Colors of rooms. Colors around you. While personal taste sway color choices, many experts believe color selections can also affect how you feel and how you heal. Let’s look at colors. Red is vibrant, motivating and powerful. This color is often used in restaurants because it is stimulating and promotes lively conversation. Many people choose red clothing when they feel good. Red boosts metabolism and raises blood pressure. Because it’s not […]

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5 Ways to Make Aging at Home Easier

Caregivers have made it possible for many elderly people to age in their own home. Staying at home is a tremendous advantage for many of our loved ones. They are more comfortable at home. Many have social networks and church families that help support them. In short, aging at home promotes both physical and mental well-being. If someone you know opts to stay at home, here are some things that can help keep him/her safe and comfortable. Home equipment and/or […]

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Communication Tips to Make the Most of Your Healthcare Team

Healthcare has changed drastically in the past few years. At least some of the changes come from the multiple generations that make up the healthcare workforce. Baby boomers, Generation X and the Millennials. Patients see multiple healthcare workers when they go for almost any treatment, which is a big change from even a few years ago. We need to make sure that patient care doesn’t get lost in the multigenerational staff communications. Like generations from the past, each generation working […]

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Measles Outbreak Continues

The measles outbreak continues to spread to additional states. Climbing past 100 cases, it’s on pace to exceed the 644 cases of measles in 2014. While vaccinations have kept the number of cases in the U.S. low, measles is common in many other countries. Now, we’re finding that many children haven’t been vaccinated. It’s been years since most Americans have had to deal with this highly contagious disease, so this is a good time for symptom and care reminders. When […]

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4 Ways to Reduce the Height of Your Bed

As mattress thickness has increased, it has created many beautiful tall beds. Beds built for extra height gives the children a place to hide or build a fort. It offers a gorgeous touch to your décor. But, it can be a problem after surgery or an injury. Don’t despair! You have lots of options. Many of my Patient Scrubs® customers tell me that they have to do something about their tall bed. Remember, many of my conversations are about prepping for […]

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How to Build a Bedside Stepstool

Thanks to one of my Patient Scrubs® customers for sharing these instructions. Like purchasing Patient Scrubs®, finding a way to get into a high bed after surgery or an injury can help you immensely. I’ve seen this stool, and it will be an awesome addition to the bedroom for years to come. Bedside Stepstool Materials 1 – 1×8 Board (40” or more) 1 – 1×4 Board (56” or more) 1 – 2×4 Board (97” or more) 12 – 3 inch […]

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How to Sanitize Your Laundry and Medical Scrubs

Sanitize Laundry and Scrubs to Prevent Germs Flu and virus season is upon us, and that means that we need to be more vigilant about disinfecting surfaces and laundry.  Sanitation is important to help prevent the spread of diseases to others in the home.  Disinfecting clothing is also critical for health care workers so they don’t carry hospital/office germs to family and friends.  Below are tips on how to disinfect clothing, medical scrubs and your home.  Medical professionals need scrubs […]

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