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Medelita Celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week

Medelita®, maker of breakthrough medical apparel, celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week this November 8 through 14. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice nurses who provide high-quality healthcare services similar to those of a doctor. They diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems, and even prescribe medication. This year, nurse practitioners are celebrated for providing “125,000 solutions to the primary care shortage.”

“Nurse practitioners play a critical role in our healthcare system, providing much needed care that encompasses disease diagnosis and treatment, health education and helping patients to make wise choices and to become better advocates of their own health,” said Lara Manchik, PA-C and founder, Medelita. “Medelita is proud to be a partner to NPs, who combine strengths f r o m nursing and medicine to provide a holistic approach to personalized patient care.”

Most nurse practitioners have advanced degrees, such as master’s degrees, and training beyond their registered nurse credentials. Many even have doctorates in their areas of specialty. Since 1965, NPs have been practicing in all types of settings including clinics, hospitals, private physician or nurse practitioner offices, schools, urgent cares, colleges and public health offices, to name a few.

Every day, nurse practitioners are making a difference in the lives of patients and they are advancing the role of women in the healthcare professions. Medelita honors NPs this week and throughout the year, through its “Celebrating Women in Healthcare” campaign showcasing the talents, devotion and accomplishments of women all across the nation, just like Secor. The women selected for “Celebrating Women in Healthcare” each receive a lab coat or scrubs of their choice and are featured on the Medelita web site. Nominations that include photos and detailed descriptions of professional and personal accomplishments can be emailed to celebrating.women@medelita.com.

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose: to reinvent the way women of all healthcare professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable medical apparel available, including lab coats, embroidered lab coats and women’s medical scrubs. Medelita caters to professional women who want their uniforms to embody the poise and confidence already displayed f r o m within. For more information, visit our website at http://www.medelita.com or call 877.987.7979.

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Honoring National Nurse Practitioner Week!

You’ve been there before. Sitting in a doctor’s examining room, holding together a wafer-thin way-too-revealing gown, paper crinkling under you as you shift uncomfortably and wait for what you assume will be a 10-minute exam (max) with a doctor juggling too many patients and too little time.

Then in she walks, wearing clinician scrubs, a lab coat, and a warm smile. She proceeds to do something you least expect: sit down and talk to you. More specifically, ask you — not just about your symptoms, but about your concerns, your goals, your job, your hobbies, your family, your life. Even more amazing: she actually listens! And not just with a stethoscope, but with her undivided attention.

Who is this competent, highly professional and genuinely concerned woman? You’re looking at a typical example of one of the approximately 120,000 Nurse Practitioners (NPs) practicing their unique approach to whole-person care in healthcare environments across the U.S. Increasing numbers of patients are choosing to receive their primary as well as specialty care from NPs, and for very good reason.

NPs are licensed advanced practice nurses who provide a wide scope of healthcare services similar to those provided by a doctor, in an equally wide range of clinical settings. And they’ve definitely earned the lab coats they wear. With advanced, clinical training and graduate education, on top of their training and often extensive real-world experience as registered nurses, NPs are exceptionally well qualified to diagnose and treat a spectrum of health conditions. They are also well respected as leaders in their medical fields, and as innovators in high-quality, cost-effective patient care.

But don’t expect to find them resting on their laurels. NPs are busy practicing wherever doctors do — and don’t — including hospitals, clinics, private practice, emergency rooms, urgent care, schools, nursing homes, to name a few. Many NPs hold master’s degrees and doctorates, as well as extensive training in areas of specialization such as cardiovascular, oncology, neurology, neonatal, pediatric, and an array of sub-specialties.

While equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat, NPs place equal emphasis on care and cure. This extends not just to ordering the tests, developing the treatment plan, and writing the prescriptions, but also to managing patients’ overall well-being. NPs collaborate with their patients in their own health and wellness, through disease prevention, health education and counseling. By treating the person as well as the patient, NPs become a valuable source of information and guidance in making healthy life choices.

This unique whole-person approach to medical care has defined and distinguished NPs dating back to 1965, the year the first NP program launched at the University of Colorado. Forty-three years later, this core philosophy remains intact even while the role of NPs has continued to evolve with the changing needs of patients. Today, around 6,000 new NPs join the nation’s healthcare delivery system every year — the vast majority of them women who have already been practicing as nurses.

As NPs continue to improve the quality of care, they’re also lowering costs for the patients who come to rely on NPs as partners in health. In fact, patients who see NPs for their primary care often have fewer ER visits, shorter hospital stays and lower medication costs.

In honor of their vital contributions to patient care and health, the medical community recognizes November 9 – 15 as National Nurse Practitioner Week. Medelitatm, makers of premium hand-sewn lab coats and scrubs tailored for female clinicians, is pleased to draw special attention to this extraordinary group of professionals largely comprised of women.

“Nurse Practitioners epitomize the competence and confidence of the women who inspire our lab coats and scrubs,” says Medelita founder Lara Manchik, a Physician Assistant who has had the pleasure of working alongside many NPs. “They deserve to be recognized and rewarded for their exceptional level of personalized care. We strive to do this by offering NPs a better alternative in female clinician apparel and lab coats — one that reflects the careful attention to detail they offer their own patients.”

Adds Manchik, “NPs go out of their way to make people feel comfortable and confident with the care they’re receiving. We’re more than happy to return the favor.” To Nurse Practitioners caring for patients with equal parts compassion and knowledge, Medelita honors you. And thanks you.

Medelita clinician scrubs and lab coats, as well as an innovative line of nursing scrubs, are currently available online at http://www.medelita.com, and can be ordered by phone at (877) 987-7979. Group sales and custom embroidery are also available.

About Medelita
Medelita has one purpose: to reinvent the way women of all healthcare professions present themselves at work by offering the highest quality, best fitting, and most comfortable scrubs and lab coats available. Medelita caters to professional women who want their uniforms to embody the poise and confidence already displayed from within. After all, scrubs are square and women are not. For more information, visit the Medelita Website or call (877) 987-7979.

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