October 13 - 19 is International
Infection Prevention Week
Each of us—patients, families, and healthcare personnel—has an important role to play in keeping patients safe from infection. First and foremost, know the basics of infection prevention. Do your part—and hand hygiene is key! Whether you’re in a healthcare facility or in the community, there are things healthcare professionals, patients, and family members can do to stay safe from infections.

Join your friends, family members, and healthcare professionals in celebrating International Infection Prevention Week. IIPW, which takes place the third week of October each year, raises awareness of the crucial role vaccines play in eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases.

IIPW in 2019 will be October 13-19. IIPW is one week of recognition, but infection preventionists are committed 365 days a year.

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Upcoming Flu Shot Clinics
It's time to get your flu shot!

Flu season runs from October to May, with most cases happening from late December to early March. But the flu vaccine is usually offered from September until mid-November. Getting vaccinated before the flu season is in full force gives the body a chance to build up immunity to (protection from) the virus.

To see a list of Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley's Flu Shot Clinics, click here.
October 21st is
Check Your Meds Days
October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day
World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), on October 20 each year, marks a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. WOD aims to make osteoporosis and fracture prevention a global health priority by reaching out to health-care professionals, the media, policy makers, patients, and the public at large.

The 2019 campaign features “THAT’S OSTEOPOROSIS” as a headline, and, for the first time, will highlight emotionally impactful visuals and stories of real people living with osteoporosis in all regions of the world.

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Turkey Chili Recipe:
Perfect for Fall!
Ingredients:

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
White Onion, Large
2 cups water
1 (28 ounce) can canned crushed tomatoes
1 (16 ounce) can canned kidney beans - drained, rinsed, and mashed
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Directions:

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place turkey in the pot, and cook until evenly brown. Stir in onion, and cook until tender.
Pour water into the pot. Mix in tomatoes, kidney beans, and garlic. Season chili powder, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.

Content Credit: All Recipes
We're Hiring!
Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley is Hiring:
 Weekend On Call RN

Job Description:
Registered nurse to work every other weekend on-call Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Monday 8:00 a.m. Candidate to triage calls, and make scheduled and unscheduled visits.

Job Requirements:
BSN preferred. One year of med surg experience required; previous homecare experience and computerized documentation experience required. Please submit resume to info@visitingnurses.org.

Please submit resume to: info@visitingnurses.org .
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