Let’s be honest about it- nursing can be a messy, dirty job. From bodily fluids of all types to an array of germs, there’s a lot that can put a nurse’s health at risk.

Proper hand washing is one of the easiest and most effective ways to stop the spread of germs. Wearing protective gloves when coming into contact with patients is also essential, and while it seems like basic advice, it can be easy to forget in those hectic moments.

Nurses are skilled at taking care of others, but it is essential that they take care of themselves, too. Be sure to pick up these healthy practices and turn them into daily habits.