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January 2013 Travel Nurse Newsletter

'Insta Travel' Contest

Snap a picture of your favorite Travel Nursing moment on Instagram, and you might be 1 of 5 winners to receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

Whether it be your fav beach spot, serene city sunset, pics of you at the local watering hole, we want to see it!

Simply upload your photo via your Instagram and hashtag it, #medicalsolutions and that's it! You're entered!

You can see all photos entered on our photo feed tab on Facebook.

To see all rules and information, click here.

Contest runs January through February 18th.

Share Your ideas!

Do you have ideas on how we can make our company better for you? We'd love to hear them!

We can't promise to implement every idea you send our way. But we do promise to take a look and implement the best ones each year.

If yours is one we use you will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

Visit our idea box to share yours!

Clinical Corner: Needlesticks

by Chris Ahl, Operations Manager

Every year, the most common injury among Medical Solutions Travelers is by needlesticks.These injuries are usually not serious, but often cause quite a bit of anxiety in the moment because of the risk of bloodborne pathogens.There is a rush to clean the wound, then to be seen and have labs drawn from you and the patient, and then waiting for results. And that is if the results are negative. As I have looked at all of the incidents, most can be attributed to easily avoided actions: improper disposal, handling and passing uncapped needles, and recapping or cleanup errors.

For your safety, it is important to always follow the hospital protocol for dealing with sharps, not recapping and disposing of sharps immediately after use. Always be sure that you are gloved, and plan for safe handling and disposal before beginning any procedure using needles. Many newer and safer versions of needles and other sharps are coming to the market all the time, but the important link is you. Please practice safely.

If you do have a needlestick or other sharps incident, please follow the procedures to care for your injury and then call your Career Consultant to file a report.

For more information on preventing needlestick injuries, please see the CDC PDF on this issue.


Traveling Pet of the Month

Meet Sydney Lynn! Sydney is a stinkin' cute Boston Terrier owned by our Traveler, Jesse. She loves snuggling with her owner and eating Cheezits. If you'd like to nominate your pet for Traveling Pet of the Month, fill out a pet application.

“I took a hike up one of the mountains in Aspen, Colorado. It was a snowy hour-and-a-half of steep incline to get to the top. When I reached the top, the stunning view made it all worth it. Few people get to enjoy this view in person!”
-alisha c

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