Safety Tips for Black Friday Shoppers

cindy k Blog, Healthcare, Safety, & Wellness

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!

cindy k Blog, Healthcare, Safety, & Wellness

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

cindy k Blog, Healthcare, Safety, & Wellness

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

cindy k Blog, Healthcare, Safety, & Wellness

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

Great California ShakeOut 2017

cindy k Blog, Healthcare, Safety, & Wellness

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 …