Here is the CDC link for childrens immunization schedules:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf

Here is the link to the Medscape article regarding the 2017 Adult Immunization Schedule: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/875035

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The weather is changing and temperatures are dropping to a more comfortable level.  It's a great time to enjoy your health and get out with family & friends. Soak up the fall smells, colors, and tastes of some of DFW's best fall festivals.  Click on this link: AREA FALL FESTIVALS for a listing of the areas best festivals.

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Understanding  the different stages of grief are essential in managing your health as a nurse or caregiver.  In a couple of recent articles in American Nurse Today, they describe these stages of grief and what to look for.   Additionally, in a different article regarding compassion and fatigue, American Nurse Today discusses ways to recognize and better manage mental and physical health that comes with being a nurse or caregiver.  Click on this link for the article on The Nature of Grief  Click on this article on Compassion and Fatigue

We are always trtying to come up with topics to help you improve and better manage your career in healthcare.  Please let us know if you have any suggestions on healthcare topics whe can address to assist you in the future. 

In order for you to stay up in compliance with the state mandated continuing education requiremnts, many of you will need to complete these CE courses.  In lieu of paying for these courses, there are many resources for which offer free CE online.  Some of these courses will allow you to take them on your own schedule.  Listed below are some website links which offer free online CE courses.

NURSES:

www.txhealthsteps.com

ce.nurse.com/FreeCE.aspx

CNA'S

http://www.powerpak.com/about

cnatraininghelp.com

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Holiday gifts for all CareStaf nurses and CNA's are available for pick up.  We will not be mailing gifts this year so you must pick them up in the CareStaf office during business hours.  Thank you all for doing such an incredible job caring for our clients!  You all truely make a difference!  Happy Holidays from the entire CareStaf Team!

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Karla, Thank you for stopping by the CareStaf and giving the staff messages!  Your generousity was very much appreciated!

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December is Hospice Awareness Month.  A large portion of the services we provide to clients are directed towards back-up care.  Specifically, CareStaf assists the greater DFW area Hospice providers with their continuous care service needs.  Continuous care services are an intergral part of the overall hospice spectrum of care.  CareStaf nurses providing this portion of hospice care are essential to the final days or hours of a persons life experience. We want to thank all of the CareStaf team who schedule and provide hands on hospice care to our communities hospice patients.  We know you enrich the families and patients envolved in hospice services.  We hope you all take away a sense of peace and pride knowing your knowledge, skills, and care truely make a difference.  CareStaf often provides back-up care for patients when they are no longer eligable for hospice care as set forth under government guidelines.  CareStaf fills this gap in care with Private Duty services.  Thank you for recomending our services to families and friends!

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable St Patricks Day celebration this weekend.  Don't forget to wear your green on Monday to avoid the pinch!

Today, Friday May 10th, is the final day of appreciation for this years National Nurses Week.  We want to thank all nurses for the time and care they provide to our clients.  If you are a nurse and have not been by the CareStaf of Dallas office to pick up your CareStaf logo Tote bag, please do so soon before they are all gone. We truely appreciate all you do!