Fall is that glorious time of year when the air turns crisp, leaves brilliantly change color, and pumpkins become lattes. Unfortunately, it also means flu season is just around the corner. While the fight against the flu is often unpredictable, you can still plan for the unexpected with these four flu season preparedness tips.
- Practice self-care: You can’t help your patients if you don’t take care of yourself. Try to find ways to reduce stress, eat a healthy diet, and get plenty of rest. If you do get sick, stay home and take the time to recover.
- Get vaccinated: Just like the patients you serve, you and your staff should get the flu vaccine too. The CDC suggests getting vaccinated before the flu season hits — usually early fall.
- Wash your hands: Basic hand-washing is still one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. In fact, the CDC recommends that all healthcare providers wash their hands regularly and wear a face mask while treating those with known cases of flu. If you need a refresher on other CDC guidelines for infection control basics, you can find them all here.
- Prepare for the peak: Patient volume dramatically increases during flu season. You can manage these temporary surges without sacrificing quality with the help of your healthcare staffing partner. Medical Solutions will always help you find the clinicians you need when you need them.
For more information about how you can help prepare your facility for this year’s upcoming flu season, contact Medical Solutions.