National Nurse Week


Whether they are on the front lines of a hospital emergency room, conducting health screenings for children at a local elementary school, or visiting the homebound as part of hospice care, nurses improve people’s lives every single day.  AMMEX celebrates all nurses during National Nurses Week which begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, nurse pioneer, and public health advocate.

Nightingale is widely acknowledged as the founder of modern nursing. Her writings, including an 830-page report entitled Notes on Matters Affecting the Health, Efficiency, and Hospital Administration of the British Army, sparked worldwide health care reform. In 1860, she established St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses.

“Today there are more than 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide.”

AMMEX is proud and honored to work with nurses worldwide by providing disposable gloves and barrier protection products that help them do what they love to do most – care for patients. Show your appreciation this week and thank a nurse!

Here are five ways to say ‘thank you’ to a nurse who has touched you or a loved one:

  1. Say it with caffeine: Nurses work long and late hours. A gift card to a coffee shop is a practical and much appreciated token of thanks.
  2. Say it out loud, Facebook style: Consider a big social media shout-out on your Facebook page. Tag your nurse friends, but make it public to all.
  3. Say it with soles: On their feet for long shifts, the quest for the perfect pair of nursing shoes can be eased with a gift certificate to a local or online nursing supply store.
  4. Say it with a letter: Handwritten thank-you notes are still an excellent way to share your feelings and boost the recipient’s day.
  5. Say it with food: Every workplace enjoys a thoughtful basket of food from a grateful customer. Just make sure to include enough for the team.
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B2B: Understanding the Millennial Consumer

Companies are intensely competing for millennial consumers, those that were born between 1981-1997, and it’s only the tip of the iceberg.  There are eighty million millennials in America alone and they represent about a fourth of the entire population, with $200 billion in annual buying power.  They have a lot of influence over older generations and are trendsetters across all industries. Companies have been struggling to connect with this generation.  Many of the traditional methods of selling and advertising have proven ineffective at capturing the millennial consumers attention. Furthermore, many companies believe in certain myths about millennials that are just not accurate, including that they aren’t brand loyal.  Read More –  B2B: Understanding the Millennial Consumer

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Halloween Spirit: Black and Orange Nitrile Gloves

October is a spooky time, but it’s also a lot of fun.  According to National Retail Federation, more than 157 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, and nearly 44 percent are planning on dressing up. While kids are having fun putting on costumes, making crafts and gorging themselves on chocolate, most adults still have to get in a solid day’s work. Luckily, a pair of AMMEX Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Gloves or AMMEX GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves can remind staff of the holiday while they perform their daily tasks.

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Hairstylists and salon professionals have a unique need for superior barrier protection. There is a variety of extremely hazardous chemicals that these professionals come into contact with every day. In some cases, nail technicians or stylists may not be using the right disposable gloves for the job – or even using gloves at all! The chemicals used in salons may not pose a significant risk if you come into brief contact with them every couple of months… but for those who interact with them day after day, there are serious health consequences. Here is a list of the most common and dangerous chemicals used in salons:

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How to: Remove Pet Hair from Clothing and Furniture

Most pet owners love their furry friends but may not be as fond of the hair the animals leave behind on fabric. Pet hair clings to furniture and clothing. If guests are visiting for a dinner party, a hair-covered couch does not present the most inviting space, especially if someone has allergies. Pet hair is also a hassle when it sticks to work clothing, since it’s not very professional to show up to work wearing your cat!

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Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide – Including Checklist

Every year spring rolls around and we all know it’s the best time of year to make our homes clean and organized. But sometimes it’s incredibly hard to get started! We all begin with lofty ambitions but life can frequently get in the way of completing those spring cleaning goals. To stay on track, we have crafted the Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide to get you started.

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How Nail Technicians Stay Safe Against Health Risks

While crafting the perfect manicure or giving a relaxing foot massage, nail technicians need barrier protection to guard themselves against harsh chemicals and blood borne pathogens. When making purchasing decisions, salon owners are not only looking out for the safety of their employees, but they are also liable to regulations from the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).

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Are you tired of going through roll after roll of paper towels just to avoid the sanitary concerns with reusable products? Sponges are notorious germ grabbers and little disinfecting wipes might be good for small projects but they certainly don’t cut it when you are deep cleaning your whole kitchen. I am always on the hunt for good reusable cleaning supplies that allow me to control the chemicals I am using in my home, keep my house as sanitary as possible, and reduce the amount of clutter under my kitchen sink. It took me years to find the best kept secret in reusable cleaning supplies: the microfiber towel.

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The Dangers of Nail Salons

It has been more than a week since Sara went back to work at her small nail salon in North Seattle. After experiencing her fourth miscarriage, she took the time off to grieve. The other technicians she works with are sympathetic upon her arrival; Ms. Otavalo at the front desk lost her would-be third child last spring. Monica is mother to a three-year-old son who is developmentally behind in every way. These are not isolated incidents: nail technicians in every state have been speaking up about their failing health and how it is affecting their families.

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