The USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) has published our logo in the “Official Gazette Publication Confirmation”. In other words, effective March 6, 2012 another terrific Milestone (thanks to Facebook for the lexicon) has been set in FCAAC’s history; our logo is officially trademarked!
By definition, a trademark or service mark is “a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of others.” (ref. www.uspto.gov). We went through a meticulous and diligent legal process that started for us with the transitional ℠ service mark, and culminated this past month with the official federal registration for “medical services and physician services” (R) symbol.
FCAAC didn’t decide to undertake this venture for a mere ego trip, although we already know we are the BEST (some self-confidence *insert smirk here*). In fact, federal registration has several advantages including a notice to the public of the registrant’s claim of ownership of the mark, a legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and the exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods or services set forth in the registration. So from here on any time we choose to use our FCAAC logo, we now do it with unique rights of distinctiveness in our industry. And that makes us happy and proud! 🙂
The skinny on Nurse’s Week and The Florence Nightingale Oath…
“The Florence Nightingale Oath” is a modified “Hippocratic Oath” and was composed in 1893 as a token of esteem for the founder of modern nursing.
I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully.I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.
The proposals for National School Nurse Day begun in the early 50’s and officially as of 2003 it is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week culminating on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
The profession of nursing, looking back historically, evolved out of human need. The word nurse comes from the Latin word nutrire, which means to nourish. It was originally considered an art and a science; nursing is now a profession that involves care, skills, expertise, knowledge, dedication, patience, courage, compassion, competence, loyalty, devotion and commitment.
Attentiveness: they are the first ones to welcome patients and overall spend more time with them than the doctor, as a result patients create a more personal bond with their nurses.
Communication: they are the primary facilitators of the information flow between patient and physician.
Advocacy: they educate patients on their own situation; they empower them to be assertive in receiving appropriate care.
Nurses work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, school clinics, shelters, retiring homes; they are in the military as well as public services. They are always on the front line, whether at an ER or during the aftermath of a natural disaster. They play many roles such as: staff nurse , to educator, to nurse practitioner and researcher.
Here some tweets we read that we don’t want you to miss:
Its #nursesweek.. Everyone should be extremely nice to me considering your life may be in my hands in the near future
Don’t forget to thank a nurse today! Retweet if you are thankful for a nurse in your life #NursesWeek
@InformedNurse Wow! Take a look at this list of job responsibilities for nurses back in 1887. Times have sure changed!
We promoted a company-wide event called “You Are a Lifesaver”, where we literally handed out the candies symbolically representing our gratitude for their job and also provided bulletin boards where patients can post thank you notes and pictures. Our patients are really excited that they will be able to express their love and appreciation for their favorite nurse/s. Some of the pictures of the week will be posted on Facebook, so check us out. You may also vote for your favorite nurse HERE!
In honor of National Peanut Month, we decided to forget for a moment about the peanut’s allergic attributes and celebrate it through the life and discoveries of George Washington Carver. This American scientist, educator, botanist and inventor was born into slavery in Missouri in the middle of the 19th century.
With his own merits, honors and dedication he acquired the best college education you could possibly achieve in those times. His main goal as a researcher was to find alternate crops from cotton for farming families to have different forms of nutrition and personal sustainability. His techniques were intended to replenish soils depleted by continuous planting of cotton. Among the most commonly known “cotton substitutes” are corn, soy, sweet potatoes and peanuts. With the implementation of new crops, his research laboratory promoted applications and recipes of them to stimulate the farm-based economy of the South.
George Washington Carver published 44 practical bulletins for farmers with 100 food recipes containing peanuts.
100 are the accounted for products born from his research that were useful for the survival of farming families during the famine of the early 1920’s, when cotton crops where destroyed by an epidemic.
He was accepted as a member of the Royal Society of Arts in England; met with three American presidents (T. Roosevelt, C. Coolidge and F.D. Roosevelt) who recognized his results; studied with the Crown Prince of Sweden, and had a dedicated newspaper column called “Professor Carver’s Advice”.
At Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care we are serious about our patients’ well-being and education of all things allergy and asthma; however, taking into account that February was Black History Month and March is National Peanut Month we thought it appropriate to feature George Washington Carver and recognize his amazing efforts and contributions to our nations’ history.
It happened overnight, but the opening of office #17, North Miami Beach, feels like the blissful, nurtured birth of a newborn. The official birth-date is Monday February 13, 2012 and we can honestly say it’s been love at first sight for all of us at Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care.
We are honored to have been chosen by Dr. Krayanek, one of our former associates, to lead his office upon his retirement. We very much look forward to meeting his patients and helping them… Breathe Easy Once Again!
Despite the challenges of today’s economy, Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care continues its strategic growth and authoritative presence throughout South Florida. Our goal is to continue offering the best quality and friendly care to address the health needs of our community neighbors. Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care is the largest practice of its kind serving South Florida for the past 38 years!
Address: 16401 NW 2nd Avenue | Suite 201 | North Miami Beach, FL 33169
Phone: (305) 945-4131