March 2014 Travel Nurse Newsletter
Treat Yourself with Our Go Rewards Program
One of the many perks of being a Medical Solutions Traveler is our Go Rewards Program, which offers a ton of awesome discounts. Here are some the great deals you can get in on when traveling with Medical Solutions:
- FragranceNet.com offers brand name scents, candles, hair and skincare products, and more for as much as 70% off, plus free domestic shipping over $70.
- Verizon offers a variety of percentage-based discounts on certain phone features, minute plans, and accessories.
- Scrubadoo offers 10% off all online purchases.
Vote for Your Favorite Nurses Week 2014 Ideas!
Thanks for all the great ideas and suggestions for Your Nurses Week! We've narrowed down your most popular ideas for celebrating this awesome week. We really wish we could give everyone a new car, but unfortunately it's not in the budget. Kudos for the effort, though!
Please help us by voting on the final details of Your Nurses Week by completing this survey.
Congrats to January 2014's Traveler of the Month and Rising Star!
We are very happy to congratulate our January 2014 Traveler of the Month, Niccole H., and also our Rising Star winner, Blair C.!
Niccole is an RN currently working in the NICU in the Seattle, Washington area. She has been a nurse for 14 years and has been traveling for the past two years.
Her home base is Indianapolis, IN, but through Travel Nursing she has also worked contracts and lived in Dallas, Texas, and Fresno, California.
Niccole's favorite adventure so far?
“So far, Seattle is my favorite, ” she says. “I have traveled here twice. ”
I love that she says “so far ” — it means she knows there are so many more adventures to come! And adventure is definitely one of the reasons Niccole says she love to travel.
Clinical Corner: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
By Lalah Landers BSN, RN Clinical Nurse Manager
A slip, trip, or fall while you're on the job can often cause or lead to serious injury. Aside from the obvious cost of personal physical pain, such disabling injuries can also be detrimental in terms of a healthcare employee's ability to do his or her job. This can lead to:
* Missed hours and/or days on the job
* Lower productivity
* Expensive and/or diminished worker compensation claims
* Worsened patient careAccording to the CDC, “Slips, trips, and falls are the second most common cause of lost workday injuries in hospitals. ”
In 2009 the U.S. Bureau of labor Statistics reported that the frequency of of lost workday injuries resulting from slips, trips, and falls in hospitals was 38.2 per 10,000 employees. At that rate the occurrence is 90% higher than the average rate for all other private industries combined. That's a major jump!
So, what can you do help prevent slip, trip, and fall injuries and all of their related negative consequences?
Apply now and take the fast track to starting your career as a Travel Nurse.