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June 2013 Travel Nurse Newsletter


Happy Fourth of July!

The Fourth of July is almost here, but the spirit is already upon us with smokebombs billowing from backyards and black cats cracking on street corners. If you're working on and around the Fourth — especially in the ER — you'll probably see increased traffic and some common injury trends.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's summer 2012 study of firework injuries, there were more than 5000 firework injuries in the month surrounding the Fourth (June 22-July 22) with an average of 200 people daily visiting the ER because of them. Check out CPSC's great infograph here. Fingers and hands are the most vulnerable, accounting for 41% of firework injuries. Next are heads, faces and ears; torsos; legs; and eyes. More than half of 2012 firework injuries were burns. Men were three times as likely as women to be injured by fireworks and almost a quarter of injuries were in the 25-44 age range.

Whether you'll be working or playing this upcoming 4th of July holiday we wish you all a safe, happy holiday. Here are some Fourth of July survival tips for you to share with friends, family, and patients — to help them keep all their digits and stay out of your unit!


Medical Solutions Staffing EMR Conversions in

San Francisco Bay Area

Medical Solutions will be staffing two large EMR conversions in the San Francisco Bay Area starting in late summer and continuing throughout the rest of the year. More than 400 nurses will be needed from all specialties, especially pediatrics. EPIC experience is preferred, but not required. Assignments will begin as early as August 1st.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact your Career Consultant today! 866.633.3548


Congrats, Nurses of Tomorrow Winners!

Major congratulations and many high-fives to our three Nurses of Tomorrow Scholarship winners for 2013: Bryan K, Mireille N, and Keren V!!! We received lots of great submissions — you guys made it very difficult to choose! But our three winners really wowed us with solid academic standing and enthusiastic, well-written essays.

Bryan's a junior who believes there are countless components necessary to being a successful nurse, but he believes the two most important are “passion and compassion. ” Post-grad student Mireille says, “Nursing is both an art and a science, and to provide the best care for patients a nurse must practice both. ” And Keren, a senior, believes that the most important qualities a nurse can have are a “patient-focused mindset, critical thinking, and communication. ”

Congrats, winners of our second annual Nurses Week scholarships! You each get $1000 to help you in your goal to become the nurses and nurse leaders of the future. Thanks again to all who participated. See ya next year!

“I moved across the country to take my first travel assignment in Boise, Idaho. When I need a break from the craziness that is my job, there is no lack of breathtaking scenery to gaze upon or beautiful mountains to hike!”
-erin b

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