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3. Keep your car well stocked.Even if roads are snowy or icy, nurses are still expected to report to work. This calls for having an emergency kit in your car, according to nurse.com. Keep your vehicle equipped with items like a blanket, an extra jacket, gloves, socks, and sand or kitty litter. A few snacks are also a good idea, as is a snow brush and small shovel. Atlanta may not get the type of weather that some other parts of the country can see, but we can still get snow and ice that leads to hazardous conditions or even a driving standstill.
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4.Layer your clothing.Baby, it's cold outside during winter, and then you're probably coming inside to face an extremely chilly hospital or doctor's office. Layering is key to staying warm and being able to shed garments if you're running around and working up a near-sweat. Nurses suggest wearing long underwear pants made of silk, since they're warm but not bulky. A tank-top camisole, wool socks and fingerless gloves are also recommended.
5. Use a rejuvenating hair mask.Wage war on winter flyaway hair with a homemade face mask from nursebuff.com that will leave your strong and soft. Put two tablespoons of coconut oil, one ripe avocado and one ripe banana in a blender until they're well mixed. Put it on your hair and leave it for about 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse it clean with shampoo and put on conditioner afterward.
6. Boost your immune system with power foods.Add some healthy power foods to your diet to help keep your body in peak condition. Pumpkin is easy to puree and add to oatmeal or nonfat Greek yogurt, or you can cube some, roast it and toss it in a salad. You'll be getting relatively few calories but a healthy dose of vitamin A. Raw cranberries (not the sauce that plops out of a can or is made homemade at Thanksgiving) are packed with lots of fiber. And finally, chunks of avocado have healthy fats as well as fiber and are delicious in a salad or on a vegetable omelet.
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7. Get a flu shot.Nurses often urge their patients to get a flu shot, but unless their employers require it, some nurses may skip the vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all U.S. healthcare providers get a flu shot to protect yourself, your family and your patients.