Mountain View Medical Supply

Monday, November 25, 2013

Laurel Uniform Gift Certificates Available in ANY Amount!

Gift Certificates make a wonderful holiday gift!  
With gift certificates, you don't have to guess scrub size, color or quantity for your favorite person that works in the Health Care Industry.  

The best part is that our gift certificates can be bought in ANY amount from a small "secret Santa" gift, to a larger amount for a new wardrobe!   

To shop our current inventory, check out our WEBSITE!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Budget Friendly One-of-a-kind Holiday Gifts!

Its Holiday Shopping Season!  (insert groan here...)

Do you struggle with that hard-to-buy-for person?  Or, are you a gift giver that despises assembly line products that you see everyone sporting?  We have a solution for you!  We do Custom-In-House Embroidery!  And the best part is that it is less expensive than you'd think!

Have a grandson that is obsessed with Legos?  How about a T-shirt in his favorite color that says "Michael, Master Lego Builder"!

Have a granddaughter that loves to bake cookies?  How about a pink apron that says "Sarah, Cookie Chef"! 

Have a grandmother who is proud of her Grandchildren?  How about a sweatshirt that proudly displays the names of each of her Grandchildren!

Have a man who serves/d in the military?  How about a baseball hat with an American flag that says "Proud to be an American" and his military company!

Need a gift for your employees?  How about a fleece jacket with your company logo and name on them!

Have a college student who has every technological gadget possible?  How about a set of towels with their name or initials embroidered on them!

We have a solution for you!  We can embroidery most any garment or item you bring in, or you can order something from our catalog. 

Come see us before the holiday rush and we will make your gift-giving easy!

For more information on our embroidery services, click to see our website HERE!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Nurses: Mama said there would be days like this...

Mama said there would be days like this.
Actually, Mama may not have known about nursing days quite like this. Here are the early signs that you’re in for a “holy moly” nursing shift.

You know you’re in for a crazy shift when…

10. In the first five minutes some fool says, “Boy, it’s quiet tonight.”

9. You walk on the floor and nobody even has time to say hello.

8. Report is from the slow-talking nurse who includes every minute detail about every patient…slowly.

7. The charge nurse asks who has the most experience in psych.

6. A patient greets you at the elevator and says he is wearing new socks.

5. A doctor greets you at the elevator and asks if anyone on the unit knows anything.

4. A fellow nurse runs past you into the elevator screaming and swearing.

3. You get off the elevator and step in vomit.

2. You smell BM while the elevator is opening onto your floor.

1. A new nurse asks, “What’s C-diff?”


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Prepare Yourself for Flu Season

Flu season is upon us!  Are you prepared to defend yourself from these invasive bugs?  Here are a few products for your arsenal! 

N95 Particulate & Surgical Mask - MM1860 - $29.57/box of 20
95% Filtration efficiency

Sani Cloth Plus Germicidal Wipes - DY77272 - $10.44/tub of 160 wipes
Bactericidal, virucidal, tuberculocidal

Ear-Loop Surgical Mask - MM1820 - $16.02/box of 50
General care applications

Cavicide Disinfectant Spray - MI13-1008 - $8.76/8oz bottle
Kills flu, hepatitis A&B, HIV-1 and more!
Click HERE to shop our full line of Personal Protection products!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Growing Old in America: Expectation vs. Reality

Adapted from PewResearch, June 29, 2009

There is a sizable gap between the expectations that younger adults have about old age and the actual experiences reported by older Americans themselves.  

In every instance (such as illness, memory loss, end to sexual activity, depression/loneliness struggles, financial difficulty), older adults report experiencing them at lower levels than younger adults expect to encounter when they grow old.   At the same time, older adults report fewer of the benefits of aging that younger adults expect to enjoy when they grow old (spending more time with family, travel for pleasure, time for hobbies and volunteering).

The most basic question about old age is:  When does it begin?  Those 18-29 believe a person is old at age 60.  Middle aged respondents say closer to 70, and respondents age 65 and above say 74.  Nearly two-thirds of adults aged 18-29 believe when someone “frequently forgets familiar names,” that person is old.  Less than half of all adults aged 30 and older agree.

The older people get, the younger they feel - relatively speaking.  The gap in years between actual age and “felt age” widens as people grow older.  Nearly half of those 50 and older say they feel at least 10 years younger than their actual age.  A third of those 65 to 74 say they feel 10 to 19 years younger than their age, and one in six say they feel at least 20 years younger.

On average, adults believe old age begins at 68.  But do 68 year-olds feel old?  Certainly not!  Among respondents 65-74, just 21% say they feel old.  Even among those who are 75 and older, just 35% say they feel old.  

What age would you like to live to?  The average response is 89.  One in five would like to live into their 90s and 8% say they’d like to surpass the century mark.  An AARP survey found in 2002 the average desired life span was 92.  

What do older people do every day?  Of those 65 and older, nine in ten talk with friends or family every day.  About eight in ten read, and the same share takes a prescription drug daily.  Three quarters watch an hour or more of TV and about the same share prays daily.  Nearly two thirds drive a car.  Just 4% get into an argument with someone.  Daily prayer and daily medication both increase with age.  

Are older adults happy?  They are about as happy as everyone else.  The same factors that predict happiness among younger adults - good healthy, good friends and financial security - predict happiness among older adults.  However, there are a few age-related differences in life’s happiness sweepstakes.  Most notably, being married is a predictor of happiness among younger adults, but not among older adults.  

Retirement is a place without clear borders.  Fully 83% of adults 65 and older describe themselves as retired, but the word means different things to different people.  Just three quarters of adults over 65 have completely left the working world behind.  An additional 8% say they are retired but working part time, and 3% are retired but looking for work.  The remaining 11% say they are still in the labor force, though not all of them have jobs.

 Interestingly, ten years ago the older labor force began to trend back upward.  The average retiree is 75 years old and retired at age 62.