An employee newsletter from Human Resources

February 2016


the hazzards of summer24-Hour Nurse Line


To use this service you must be enrolled in an IU-sponsored PPO medical plan. Eligible users include IU employees, Medical Residents, eligible Graduate Appointees and Fellowship Recipients, and enrolled household members.

The 24-Hour Nurse Line is a useful service any time of the year, but it can be especially valuable during summer when outdoor activities present risks of heatstroke, food poisoning, dehydration, bee stings, and Lyme disease.

Specially trained registered nurses will assess the situation and give you the information and support you need to take the right action. For example, they might recommend self-treatment until you can see a physician or tell you to seek emergency care.

You don’t need to be sick to use this service. You can ask about a new medication or drug interaction, a medical test, procedure, or surgery, and post-operative care.

The 24-Hour Nurse Line does not replace a doctor’s care and is not designed to address emergency situations. In an emergency call 911.

Take good care and have fun out there!


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