Allergy Season 2018

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It’s allergy season! Allergy season starts in spring and lasts through early summer. What is an allergy? Allergy occurs when your immune system reacts to harmless substances in the environment. Allergies exist in many different forms such as food allergies, skin allergies, house dust mites, pet hair, and many more. But, the most common are seasonal allergies – mold and tree, grass, and weed pollen. Symptoms Common symptoms are sneezing, itching, watery eyes, runny nose, and nasal congestion. For some who might have an underlying asthma, they can experience shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness. How can you prevent allergies or minimize exposure? Keep windows and doors shut at home and in your car. Avoid pollen by checking weather reports for pollen count. Levels are usually highest in the morning. Take a shower and change your clothes after working or spending time outdoors. Dust mites are everywhere especially on mattresses, pillows, and soft bedding. Wash sheets and pillowcases at least once a week. Wash comforters and bedspreads every one to two months. There is medication that you can find …

24HRMED Spring 2018 Newsletter

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Here is 24-Hour Medical Staffing Services’ (24HRMED) Spring 2018 Newsletter – Volume 5 Issue 1. Get the latest update about what 24HRMED has been up to these first 3 months of 2018. In this issue, 24HRMED held their annual kickoff meeting where corporate employees gathered together to highlight the previous year’s accomplishments and goals for 2018 fiscal year. This issue also includes some health and wellness tips, and tips for spring.   Click Here to Read More

Benefits of Travel Nursing

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Whether you’re a new or current traveler, or you’re interested in becoming a travel nurse, travel nursing offers a variety of benefits. Here are some benefits of travel nursing: Career Advancement Travel nursing will allow you to dabble into a variety of areas if you still do not know which specialty you’d like to pursue. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet all kinds of people, build your resume and network, and gain unique perspective from working at multiple settings. Flexibility If you are licensed in multiple states, you can also consider where you would like to work by traveling to a city or state you have never been to. Travel nursing is very flexible while also providing you the opportunity to explore the country. Travel You are free to explore new destinations while doing what you love. 24HRMED currently has travel assignments nationwide, so whether you’re looking to work in warmer or cooler climate, we have the assignments for you! Visit http://www.24-hrmed.com/opportunities/ for our latest travel assignments. 24/7 Support Team, and Special offers 24HRMED …

24HRMED Winter 2017 Newsletter

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Here is 24-Hour Medical Staffing Services’ Winter 2017 Newsletter – Volume 4 Issue 3. Read more about what 24HRMED has been up to these past 3 months, as well as our upcoming events. From our final COSi Graduation of 2017 to raising money for City of Hope and La Mission, 24HRMED continues to be involve in improving the company and giving back to the community. Click Here to Read More

24HRMED Toys for Tots

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It’s that time of year again when the weather turns cooler, leaves are changing color, and with the holiday seasons approaching, it’s a time when 24-Hour Medical Staffing Services (24HRMED) employees come together to give back to the community for our yearly Toys for Tots drive. Every year, 24HRMED hosts a Toys for Tots drive, and you’re invited to join us in collecting toys for children this holiday season. Tell your friends and family to come down to drop-off toys, as we are an official drop-off location! When you donate a toy, you get a raffle ticket to be entered for a prize. Please see HR before dropping off your toy. Please make sure toys are new and unwrapped. The drive ends on 12/18/2017. Drop-off your toy donations at: 21700 E Copley Drive Suite 270 Diamond Bar, CA 91765

24HRMED Raised $1,371 for the Fight Against Breast Cancer!

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For the month of October, 24-Hour Medical Staffing Services (24HRMED) team members wore pink on Fridays to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to increase awareness for the disease. So, for every team member who wore pink on Fridays, 24HRMED would donate $5 towards the cause. 24HRMED CEO & President Linda Stone is breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed in 1997. She has now been cancer free for 17 years. During lengthy recuperation, and her personal experience as a breast cancer survivor, she conceived the idea to create a business that focuses on the patient and the hospital. As a result, 24-Hour Medical Staffing Services was founded in 2000. Knowing that this cause is deeply rooted in the history of 24HRMED, employees and the community came together to raise a total of $1,371 – all donations were given the City of Hope. City of Hope is a world leader in research and treatment for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases. Thank you everyone who supported, donated, and participated …

Great California ShakeOut 2017

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24-Hour Medical Staffing Services (24HRMED), along with millions across the state, participated in the Great California ShakeOut. “Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.” Not only is the Great California ShakeOut an annual drill to inform, prepare, respond, and recover in the event of a disaster, but also for communities, schools, and organizations to review and update their emergency preparedness. Also, California has a higher risk of earthquakes due to the infamous San Andreas Fault line.  24HRMED’s Emergency Evacuation Plan details procedures in the event of a fire, earthquake, explosion, disaster, or medical emergencies. The purpose of the Emergency Evacuation Plan is to ensure that, during an emergency, 24HRMED employees exit quickly and safely. In MOST situations, you will reduce your chance of injury if you: DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby. COVER your head and …

Healthy Habits to Prevent the Flu

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The beginning of fall marks the beginning of flu season. While the flu can be year-round, it is most common during fall and winter, and can last through February or as late as May. Here are some healthy habits to protect yourself from the flu during flu season. Avoid Close Contact with People Who Are Sick Try to avoid close contact with those who are sick. If you are sick, keep your distance to prevent others around you from getting sick too. Stay Home If You Are Sick Rest up! If you’re sick, stay at home. Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep. Not getting enough sleep will lower your immune system. Cover Your Mouth and Nose Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue. If you cough or sneeze into your hands, clean your hands with soap and water. If you’re traveling, or going out with friends and family, keep some hand sanitizers with you. Clean Your Hands Wash your hands frequently with soup and water for 20 seconds. Sanitize Your Office Space Keep …

24-Hour Medical Staffing Services Attends Traveler’s Conference 2017

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Traveler’s Conference (TravCon) starts today on September 17 at Bally’s, Las Vegas, Nevada! 24-Hour Medical Staffing Services, LLC (24HRMED) employees will be ready to speak to nurses, and give away some gift cards. This year’s 10th annual conference is estimated to have over 1200 attendee. Travelers Conference (TravCon) is an annual event that provides traveling Healthcare Professionals an opportunity to network with other travelers, and top industries. Visit booth #428 tomorrow to learn more about 24HRMED! What Is Traveler Conference? It is an annual event that provides traveling Healthcare Professional an opportunity to network with other travelers, and top industries. Here, healthcare travelers learn and share strategies, tips, and suggestions on how to approach the many challenges travelers face. Who attends TravCon? Many attendees of the convention are RN’s Allied Healthcare Professionals, NP’s, PA’s, and healthcare professionals who are interested in exploring the world of being a healthcare traveler. Start your travel nursing adventures with 24HRMED today! Call us at 909-895-8960  for more information! Refer a Registered Nurse, and you can earn up to $500!