Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

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Driving in rainy, stormy conditions is nerve-wrecking since the roads are slippery, there’s heavy traffic, and the possibility of collision can be high. Here are three tips for driving safely in the rain. Avoid distractions. Stay focus and be aware of your surroundings. Visibility is low during the rain, so it’s important to turn on those headlights. In addition, be extra cautious when merging or changing lanes to prevent collision. Slow down and leave extra space between the car in front of your vehicle. Roads can be very slippery during, so it is better to leave enough space in front of your vehicle to slow down. At the same time, slowing down will also giving time for the driver behind your vehicle to have enough time to brake. Beware of hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when your tires lose traction on the wet surface of the road. As a result, your vehicle begins to slide uncontrollably. If you start to hydroplane, ease your foot off the gas and steer steadily in the direction that the vehicle is spinning. …

What is Travel Nursing?

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What is Travel Nursing? A travel nurse is a nurse who is hired to work in a specific location for short-term assignments – typically 13 weeks. To become a travel nurse, some hospitals require at least 1-year of hospital-based experience while some hospitals may require more experience depending on your specialty. As a travel nurse, you get to develop your skills and adapt to a variety of medical settings and conditions. Not only do you get to focus on your specialty, short-term assignments are perfect for nurses who loves to travel. As a travel nurse you can: ●  Discover a wide range of nursing positions by choosing location and specialty ●  Experience many different cities and states, and visit beautiful locations ●  Receive reimbursement for transportation to and from assignments ●  Get weekly pay and direct deposit into bank accounts ●  Receive health benefits including 401k retirement plan with company matching ●  Choose your housing option ranging from fully furnished apartments to extended stays at hotel or motels. Top Specialties for Travel Nurses: The top 10 nursing specialty of 2018 are acute care …

Safety Tips for Black Friday Shoppers

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With the holiday season approaching, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals can help you save money. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and it is the biggest shopping day of the year. Before you shop in stores or online, here are some safety tips you need to know. Shopping in stores:  ●  Plan by researching 1-2 weeks prior to Black Friday and make a list of stores with the best discounts, and what you want to buy.  ●  If you are the type of shopper who waits long hours in line, you may want to have enough water and snacks with you. It is important to stay hydrated.  ●  Since it’s November, it is going to be cold. Wear warm clothes and bring hand warmers when waiting in long outdoor lines. .  ●  If possible, leave your kids at home. Stores get very crowded during Black Friday, which can cause a child to be lost or kidnapped, sometimes without anyone noticing. Leave your kid with a babysitter or relative. If you choose to shop with …

Drop, Cover, Hold On!

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On October 18, 2018 at 10:18 a.m., 24-Hour Medical Staffing Services (24HRMED), along with millions across the state, participated in the Great California ShakeOut. 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. To Reduce your Chance of Injury, Remember to Drop, Cover, and Hold On when an Earthquake hits Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands. DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you …

Flu Season: Get Vaccinated, It’s Worth a Shot

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It’s flu season! In the United States, “flu season” is common during the fall and winter months. Influenza, commonly known as flu, is “a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.” To prevent the flu, it’s important to get a flu vaccine yearly. Preventing the Flu Get vaccinated Stay at home when you are sick Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hand Put used tissues in the waste basket Wash your hands frequently Is it the flu or a cold? Flu symptoms is different from the common cold, and it’s important to know the difference between the two. People who have the flu or cold will have some or all these symptoms. Refer a Registered Nurse, and you can earn up to $500!  Call us today at 909-895-8960 or visit here for more information.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Healthy Fruits & Vegetables to Prevent Dehydration

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During summer, there are many activities to do with your friends and family. It’s common to go on a family picnic, go to the beach, park, or having a barbecue in your backyard. But excessive heat exposure can cause conditions such as heat exhaustion and sunstroke due to dehydration. It is very important to drink a lot of water during summer to stay hydrated. Eating healthy food that is high in water content replenishes your body without any artificial flavors. If you’re feeling hungry or looking for a snack, here are some healthy fruits and vegetables that are high in water content, which will keep you cool and refreshed.   Bell Peppers Raw colorful bell peppers contain 92% water, and are loaded with various vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K1, potassium, & folate. Blueberries Blueberries contain 85% water content, and it is also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. Broccoli Broccoli contains 89% water content. Other health benefits of broccoli include lowering the risk …