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January 2014 Travel Nurse Newsletter

Travel Nursing in Georgia

There is definitely an abundance of reasons why Georgia is a state on people's minds. Especially for Travel Nurses. Yes, Georgia is just peachy when it comes to Travel Nurse Jobs, as well as extracurricular activities for Travelers to enjoy. Even better, traveling with Medical Solutions uniquely positions you to find a great assignment in sweet Georgia, as we have an abundance of jobs to offer within the state…

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Healthcare Traveler Magazine's Traveler and Recruiter of the Year

We are so very happy to congratulate Medical Solutions' four winners for Healthcare Traveler magazine's Traveler and Recruiter of the Year awards for 2013.

Our Traveler of the Year winners were Quinn Anthony and Marla Preader.

The magazine wrote that it chose Travelers who exhibited “flexibility, dependability, loyalty, professionalism, and an adventurous spirit. ” Marla and Quinn definitely fit that bill — as do so many Medical Solutions Travelers!

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The Holidays Bonus Winners

First, we'd like to send a big shout-out to all of the Travelers who worked over the holidays this season. We truly appreciate your efforts, and even though we can only give prizes to a handful of Travelers, every one of you that sacrificed your time to work on a holiday is a major winner in our book.

Without further ado, the winners for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day are … Laura C., Ashley G., and Ivalee E. Congrats ladies, and we hope you each enjoy your brand new iPad Air!

Thanks again to all of the dedicated Travelers who put in time over the holidays — we really appreciate your hard work and commitment to patient care!

Clinical Corner: Patient Falls

By Lalah Landers BSN, RN Clinical Nurse Manager

Did you know: Falls are the most frequently reported incidents in adult inpatient units? Actually, 30-50% of falls result in some injury, varying from bruises to severe wounds or fractures.

Patients at Risk for Fall (and a few tips to help address the risk):

Patients with Altered Mental Status ?? This includes patients with delirium or at-risk for delirium (patients with hip fractures, advanced age, baseline dementia, medication).

Patients With Impaired Gait or Mobility ?? Such as patients who entered the hospital and already use an assistive device like a cane or walker (make sure they are in good repair or obtain one from the hospital), patients who have new fractures, DVTs, hip replacements, knee replacements, recent stroke, spinal stenosis, or osteoporosis. For these patients you may consider bedside commode use.

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“Travel nursing was the best decision I ever made. I remember thinking back to my first assignment and how nervous I was. I was afraid I would hate it or that I would regret it. Now, all I think about is how I wish I had done it sooner. I have met some pretty amazing people along the way, I have friends across the country, and I have seen some awesome places that I never imagined going. I have learned a lot this past year and have grown significantly as a nurse. I love travel nursing, I love my awesome recruiter and wouldn't work for any other company!”
-Amanda J.

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