Novemver 2013 Travel Nurse Newsletter
Through the years, amazing Medical Solutions Travelers like you have given us tons of outstanding feedback, and it has helped us continue to serve you better and provide for all your needs as a Travel Nurse. Our goal is always to make your assignment the best it can possibly be, and through your feedback on medical insurance we've found a new way to further improve your experience.
With that said, Medical Solutions has some very BIG news to share with you:
For contracts with dates in January 2014 and beyond, our new medical insurance plan offers day one coverage starting at just $10 per week for a basic single policy plan — with Medical Solutions paying significantly more per month to cover the bulk of your premiums.
Learn more about our new insurance rates.
Candy canes, gingerbread cookies, pun'kin pie and presents… Can it get any sweeter than that?! Of course spending time with your family and friends would definitely make it sweet and we certainly hope many of you get that chance. However, other Travelers may have to work and we want to reward them for their presence.
To show you just how much we appreciate your dedication to the care you provide and the hours you've worked, we want to offer you a chance at a sweet little contest!
Here's the details:
For every holiday* you work, you'll be entered into the grand prize drawing for that specific day. That's a total of 4 different chances to win. Win what you say? How does a brand new iPad Air** sound?
- Work Thanksgiving Day ?? 1 entry
- Work Christmas Eve ?? 1 entry
- Work Christmas Day ?? 1 entry
- Work New Year's Day ?? 1 entry
Pretty sweet, yes? So if you don't have an assignment figured out just yet, you may want to soon!
*Holidays for this promotion are: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. If shift you are working overlaps into Holiday, majority of hours worked must be during the actual Holiday to qualify for that days drawing.
** Apple iPad Air (16G Wi-Fi only). Must be actively employed by Medical Solutions to qualify for drawings. Other restrictions may apply. Please contact your Career Consultant for further details.
Stitches, Our New Online Store
Just in time for the most wonderful shopping time of the year, we'd like to introduce Stitches, the brand new, totally boundless e-store featuring an awesome selection of Medical Solutions gear. Medical Solutions wants to keep Stitches' price tags affordable for you, so we'll be hosting the e-store without making any profit. There are production and vendor costs needed to support this online store, but outside of those we are offering all this gear to you with no additional markup. On top of that, Medical Solutions will donate $500 to Habitat for Humanity after Stitches receives its 50th order.
Whether you're buying for yourself or a friend, click on over now and get shopping. We can't wait to leave you in stitches from Stitches!
With more than 77500 acres of natural beauty from the Atlantic Coast to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgia is a fantastic place for your next assignment. Best of all, we always have great jobs in Georgia! We are the leading MSP provider in this great state.Explore Georgia and available assignments today!
Clinical Corner: Narcotics
by Joe Bryowsky, RN, CCRN
Wasting of narcotics is a function that almost every nurse has to perform during his or her career. The frequency that a nurse has to waste narcotics can vary anywhere from only occasionally to multiple times per shift.
It is important for a nurse to know the proper way to waste narcotics because it only take one incidence of improperly wasting a narcotic to potentially jeopardize your nursing license(s).
The “rule of thumb ” is to have another licensed personnel (that is also allowed to administer the same narcotic) to witness the waste as it occurs. Then both personnel immediately either document, or enter into the medication administration system, the waste.
This is only a “rule of thumb ” so be very cautious and assume nothing! Always consult the policy and procedure manual at your current travel location. It is important that you follow your hospitals policies regarding wasting of narcotics to the letter.
Remember that policies regarding wasting narcotics can vary from hospital to hospital. The policies are typically based on Federal law, DEA requirements and State law but past incidences that have happened at a particular hospital can also play into any hospital policy.
Know your hospitals policy regarding wasting narcotics! Adhere to it! Protect your license!
Pet of the month
May we present Miss Daisy! An adorable King Charles Spaniel parented by our Traveler, Lisa. Daisy loves traveling with mom and chewing on ice cubes!
If you'd like to nominate your pet, fill out a pet profile.