Nurse Rosie Products Celebrates 40 years

Forty years ago this August, a young Steve Booker, expecting his first child in a couple of months, left the security of his sales position in a territory he established with General Medical, to leap into the risks, responsibilities and uncertainties of business ownership. Nurse Rosie Products, originally known as Southern Life Systems, was created […]

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Winterizing Your Skin

When it comes to cold temperatures, freezing winds, and a great deal of hand washing to avoid germs; your skin becomes irritated and dries easily.  Some common skin irritations you can experience in winter are flakiness, cracks, wind burn, and even sunburn.  Also, those who have eczema or psoriasis will see more flair-ups in the […]

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Nurse Rosie’s Hometown Veteran

At Nurse Rosie Products, we love and respect all of the men and women who fought for our Freedom, but there is one that is especially near and dear to our heart.  Nurse Rosie Products is located on the Georgia coast in a beautiful town called Sandfly, which is sandwiched between Historic Savannah and Isle […]

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Rosie the Riveter and What She Means to Nurse Rosie

Rosie the Riveter

The scenario couldn’t have been better.  I am sitting in front of my computer contemplating a blog for our Nurse Rosie Product website, and on my homepage a news article pops-up of an event that just took place at The Old Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan – a Guinness record-breaking gathering of Rosie […]

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How to get the most out of a conference/tradeshow.

Nancy in AUA show booth

Fall is a big conference/tradeshow (show) season for both regional and national shows, no matter what industry you are in.  For both the attendees and exhibitors, it costs a lot of money to attend due to show registration fees, travel, hotel, and food, especially when you send multiple people. So how do you make sure […]

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Are you ready to tackle your UTI/CAUTI costs?

Per AMDA’s Urinary Incontinence in the Long Term Care Setting, Clinical Practice Guideline, Urinary Incontinence (UI) is one of the most common conditions among patients residing in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF).  In a national nursing home survey done by Vital Health Stat in 2009, 59% of LTCF residents have UI.  It is estimated that 50% […]

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To Offer Wound Care or Not to Offer, That is the Question!

Wound care

As we travel around the country attending many state and national tradeshows, we often find many long-term care (LTC) and skilled nursing facilities (SNF) avoiding new patients who are in need of wound care.  For many they avoid these types of referrals because: Having the wound care products and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) pumps […]

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Advanced Care Planning – Have You Had the Talk?

“Nothing in life is certain but death and taxes.”  –  Benjamin Franklin Boy, good ole Ben had that right.  The date of April 15th certainly sticks in everyone’s mind as the day their taxes are due, so should April 16th, as National Healthcare Decision Day.  What is that you ask?  National Healthcare Decision Day is […]

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Nutrition and a Side of Love in LTC

Food.  Such a simple word when you look at it, but boy do we really enjoy it.  In fact in the 2012 US Censes, Dining Out was our #1 leisure activity followed by entertaining at home (which I’m guessing included food) at #2.  In 2013, the National Restaurant Association reported that American’s spent $709.2 Billion […]

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Equipment Disinfection and Disposable Supply Use

Nurse Rosie Blog - Disinfectant wipes

February 2015 The use of disposable equipment in LTC facilities may be necessary in those situations where a high risk of transmission is present.  In consideration of care of the C difficle patient, equipment taken into the room may need to be disposable.  The use of disposable BP cuffs, thermometers and stethoscopes which can be […]

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