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Travel Tips for Agency Nurses

Winter is here and we all know ice road advisories may dominate the weather, news, and travel!

Preparing your automobile for winter is critical before travelling to and from locum postings. Here are some of the best travel tips for agency nurses or locum tenens workers.

Maintain the condition of your vehicle


Nothing is more frustrating than a warning light flashing while you’re miles from a garage, or worse, the car grinding to a halt in freezing or pouring rain. Take precautions to avoid problems by doing simple maintenance checks as soon as possible, particularly before the icy weather arrives.

This should include the following:

  • Checking the oil level in your car
  • Checking the coolant level in your automobile
  • Check the tyre pressures of your vehicle.
  • Check that all of your lights, including the indicators, are operational.
  • It’s also good to get your automobile serviced by a mechanic. This will ensure that everything works with your brakes, batteries, air filtration, and tyre treads. Along with the necessities, you want to avoid discovering that your windscreen wipers or heated windscreen have ceased working.

Create an emergency kit


One of the best travel tips for agency nurses is to create an emergency kit, especially for long-distance driving; there is no such thing as being too prepared!

Prepare for difficulties and emergencies by assembling an emergency pack to keep in your car.

This should include everything you’ll need if you become stranded on the side of the road for an extended time.

  • Charge your phone with a portable power bank.
  • A flashlight and additional batteries
  • Deicer for the windscreen
  • First-aid supplies
  • Cables for jump-starting
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • A sleeping bag or blanket
  • Gloves, hat, and scarf
  • Snacks that are not perishable
  • A pair of water bottles, ideally BPA-free

Before you leave, plan your routes.

While it is tempting to rely on sat nav or Google Maps these days, plan out your route ahead of time. Use an app like AA Route Planner to print or write down the roads or junctions you’ll need to take.

Do you want to work at a locum this winter?


We can assist you whether you are a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional seeking local, flexible employment that fits your availability and obligations. Care Recruitment Agency is much more than a recruitment agency; we collaborate directly with you, and our expert consultants provide assistance and guidance throughout your journey with us.