The common cold can be a real nuisance for nurses. In order to stay healthy in every season, there are a few common sense tips to keep in mind. First, always wash your hands.

This is a habit that every nurse becomes familiar with quickly. After seeing patients, touching equipment, and using the restroom, it’s essential to wash hands with warm soap and water. Always disinfect your personal belongings, especially before bringing them back home at the end of your shift.

Finally, one of the best ways to keep illnesses away is by taking good care of your own health. Get enough sleep, take a daily multivitamin, eat a balanced diet each day, and drink plenty of water.