Winter is almost here and that means flu season is upon us. Whether you’re a healthcare professional or a patient, it is important to educate yourself on how to prevent sickness. From washing your hands and exercising to maintaining a healthy diet and getting a flu shot, there are many methods in which you can help prevent the flu and each comes with their own concerns. 

Because of the significance of patient care, nurses and other healthcare professionals play a vital role in easing these concerns. What can nurses do to help protect their patients from infections and flu related illnesses? This blog will explain three tips that nurses employ to fulfill their duties this season. 

Nurses lead by example

All healthcare professionals are recommended to  get the flu vaccine every year. The following healthcare professionals who are recommended are: 

  • Physicians 

  • Nurses

  • CNA’s

  • LPN’s

  • Therapists

  • Emergency medical service personnel 

  • Pharmacists

  • Students and trainees 

While some people think they are too healthy for the flu shot, this is not true. The flu also attacks healthy people. As a nurse, you can get the flu from patients and coworkers who are sick. If you get the flu and if you don’t realize it, you can get others sick. 

Nurses educate their patients

The first thing a nurse does when a patient comes in with questions is to answer all of them. With rising significance of patient care, It is important that patients know exactly what risks and positive outcomes are associated with all vaccinations. It is also important that patients know the differences between the cold and the flu. While they have similar symptoms, they are not the same and should be treated as such. 

The cold will not turn into the flu and the flu shot does not protect against the common cold. If you contract a cold, the best method is to take over-the-counter medicine and get plenty of rest. 

Nurses help decrease the risk of spreading the flu

Nurses can help you with decreasing the risk of catching the flu or spreading it to others. Simple habits such as washing your hands, exercising and having a well-balanced diet are all ways you can help make a positive impact on the significance of patient care. However, the best defense against the flu is the flu shot which significantly decreases the risk of contracting or spreading the flu. If you do contract a sickness, flu shots will also help minimize the severity at which you are feeling ill. 

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