Top 10 Reasons to Work a Holiday Shift

If you are a nurse or in health care chances are many of you are working this holiday weekend. You might be bummed about missing time at all those family events. However, there could be an upside to that. Thought I’d lift some spirits by sharing my top 10 reasons that working holidays is a perk of nursing: • Excuse not to go to a party you did not want to attend. • Getting paid ‘holiday time’ or getting some extra time off. • A less hectic shift, as many procedures might be postponed. • A good excuse for missing those family gatherings. • Missing that one family member that makes your skin crawl. • A plus: is meeting patients’ families. • Time to celebrate with your colleagues, eating the whole shift because it is there. • Days off during the typical work week. • The Doctors and social workers won’t be in the office • What ever you do – Smile and Enjoy the Season By Angela Brooks – http://angelabrook.com/holiday-shift-good-reason-for-a-nurse-to-work-a-holiday-shift Happy Holiday’s to all the nurses and healthcare providers who are spending their holidays on the job! From Nurse...

National Hand Washing Awareness Week is December 7th-13th

National Hand Washing Awareness Week is December 7th-13th The Power is in Your Hands In the midst of the cold and flu season, you can take control of your own well-being and help protect those who live and work around you. By practicing a few, simple handwashing behaviors, you can decrease the risk of contracting and spreading respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses – like H1N1 and the seasonal flu. Keep Germs Out Germs enter your body through direct contamination of the eyes, nose and mouth… at the hands of your own hands! Frequent handwashing is one sure way to safeguard against illness. Another way to battle germs is through flu vaccinations which help lower your reaction to viruses. Talk to your Healthcare professional about a plan to keep you and your family healthy this winter. Four Simple Steps to Stop Germs from Spreading: • Wash your hands frequently: before you eat and when they’re dirty • Do NOT cough into your hands • Do NOT sneeze into your hands • Do NOT touch your nose, eyes, or mouth with your hands – instead, use a clean tissue when touching these areas of your face Ask https://www.facebook.com/NurseNicoleMBrown today about ways you can lower your risks for getting a cold or the flu. Also, sign up to win a free book with the Nurse Nicole holiday giveaway!! Do you need information to explain hand washing to your children? For books and DVDs on how to decrease germs, check out http://www.nursneicole.co Happy Hand Washing...

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