Important Qualities to have as a Medical Assistant

Categories: Medical Assisting, Uncategorized

Have you been thinking about a career as a Medical Assistant? Do you know what qualities are important to have to be a successful Medical Assistant? What is a Medical Assistant responsible for during a typical workday? If you have ever been to a doctor’s office, chances are, a Medical Assistant has prepped you for your visit with the physician. A Medical Assistant is a vital part of the healthcare team and performs many tasks on a daily basis. The Medical Assistant is often the “wing man” for the physician, and performs clinical duties by prepping the patient for the physician’s examination by taking vital signs, recording symptoms and changes in medical information. Depending on the physician’s diagnosis of the patient, the Medical Assistant may give injections; perform procedures such as blood draws, urine dips, and mouth swabs, to name a few. The Medical Assistant also performs administrative duties such…

EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week!

Categories: Massage Therapy, Uncategorized

Have you ever experience a professional massage? If not, why not pencil in some “me” time, and schedule a professional massage? July 13th-19th, 2014 is officially EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week and is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a relaxing professional massage. Every year, Massage Therapists and Body-workers nationwide, lend their hearts and hands to raise awareness of the benefits of massage and body work. Arizona College will be observing EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week at our Glendale Campus with Chair Massage, Raffles and more. Contact Ms. Munoz, Massage Therapy Program Director for more information at: smunoz@arizonacollege.edu. Are you in need of a massage?  Arizona College offers massages in our Massage Clinic, Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 2:30p and 3:45p at a rate of $15 for Arizona College students and $20 for the general public. With our busy schedules these days, it is sometimes difficult to find time to relax…

Arizona College implements new Electronic Medical/Health Record Software Program

Categories: Health Information, Uncategorized

Have you ever heard of the term Electronic Medical Record or Electronic Health Record (EMR/EHR)?  If you have been to a doctor’s office or hospital recently, chances are your health information has been processed using this technology.  So what exactly is EMR/EHR?  According to The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is comprised of many components that work together to capture, create, share, maintain and store an accurate and complete patient health record. There are various systems, applications, standards and specifications that must be in place in order to meet the goal of true interoperability. The Health Information (Medical Billing & Coding) field is excited about the incoming Electronic Medical/Health (EMR/EHR) records requirements from the U.S. Government.  On February 17, 2009 the $787 billion, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law by the federal government. Included in this law is $19.2 billion intended…

Kick-start your Career with the Career Services Department

Categories: Career Services

Arizona College has a Career Services Department that provides many services for you as a student during your educational journey. We feel that the relationship our students have with their Career Services Coordinator is crucial.  It is important to get to know your Career Services Coordinator toward the beginning of your enrollment and to keep in contact.  The Career Services Coordinator is the students “wing man” to help in important tasks throughout their program.  Career Services assists the students in many ways, including: Assign externship sites Review cover letters, resumes and reference documents Conduct mock job interviews Offer employment and interviewing technique tips Provide leads for job openings and arrange interviews as applicable Assist in the general job search process for all graduates Add to and refine our network Partners across the valley that provide externships and employment to our students and graduates Almost every quarter, the Career Services team…

What is the difference between a RN and LPN?

Categories: Nursing

Are you thinking about the possibility of having a rewarding career a Nurse?  Are you curious about the difference between a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?  What about pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) as opposed to an Associates Degree?  Often times, many people do not know that the profession of a “nurse” has a hierarchy of various levels, and what education and job responsibilities are associated with each classification. The RN’s main responsibility is to ensure that the patient’s needs are being met and that they are receiving the proper medical treatment in a safe environment.  The RN takes verbal and written orders directly from a physician and works under minimal supervision.  Depending on the work environment, a RN typically performs the following: Assesses, analyzes, evaluates and documents patient conditions and symptoms Creates treatment plans with other members of the healthcare team Communicates…