Insights Into Pharmacy Technician Schools & Training

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You may be toiling away at a dead-end career or fresh out of high school, looking for a more direct route into a career you can love, but in either case, exploring vocational schools and accredited training programs, such as Pharmacy Technician schools can be the catalyst. At Arizona College, we want you to be aware of what to expect as you think about beginning your journey. Keep reading to find out a little bit more about what a pharmacy technician is, and what their day-to-day activities include. What’s a Pharmacy Technician and What Does One Do? A pharmacy technician works within a team supervised by a licensed Pharmacist. Their day-to-day responsibilities include preparing and dispensing prescriptions for customers and healthcare professionals. Depending on where a technician works, they may interact directly with customers or work in a non-customer facing role. On a typical day, Pharmacy Technicians receive a patient’s…

Nursing Careers are Smart Moves

Categories: Career Services, Nursing

Nursing is a great career choice for those who are committed to making a difference in the lives of others. Those who decide to go back to school to pursue a degree in Nursing have a big decision to make – what type of Nursing program to choose. Many schools across the country offer either a Registered Nursing program or a Licensed Practical Nursing program. There are career growth and educational opportunities for RNs. As a Registered Nurse, there are opportunities for career growth, as well as opportunities to explore various related roles, such as Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator.

4 Places to Use Your Phlebotomist Certification

Categories: Phlebotomy

Ever mention you’re thinking about getting your Phlebotomist certification and others either react with “what’s that?” or “ewww, I hate needles!”—? While your friends and family may look puzzled, or squirm, each time you mention phlebotomy as a career, they’ve likely encountered one or two in their life when donating blood or getting a blood test. At Arizona College, we’re trying to prep eager minds for a career as a phlebotomist through our curriculum of coursework and a clinical externship.  Our graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Phlebotomy Certification Examination offered through American Medical Technologists.   To work as a phlebotomist, certification is not required, however Arizona College recommends that our graduates gain a phlebotomist certification as a way to enhance their resumes and gain additional validation of their knowledge. Phlebotomists play a crucial role in the healthcare industry. They’re the people applying the tourniquet, disinfecting the needle’s access…

Need a Massage? Visit Arizona College’s Massage Clinic

Categories: Massage Therapy

Do you spend your day working in a stressful, fast-paced environment?  Are you a homemaker who takes care of the house, family, pets, and everyone except yourself?  Are you an athlete that pushes your body to the limits?  If the answer to any of these is yes, why not take some “you” time and schedule a professional massage? Chances are, once you experience the mental and physical benefits of a massage, it will quickly become your monthly or quarterly ritual. Massage Therapy is an amazing way to relax the mind, rejuvenate the body and restore the soul.  It releases stress and tension, as well as, provides relief from lower back pain, reduces anxiety, reduces blood pressure and boosts the immune system.  Massage has been practiced for thousands of years and historians have even found recorded evidence of the Ancient Egyptians and Roman Empire practicing massage.   Massage is a good way…

Arizona College Simulation Manikins

Categories: Nursing

The use of high-fidelity simulation manikins for medical education purposes was originally developed in the 1960’s by Dr. Judson Denson and Dr. Stephen Abrahamson at the University of Southern California.  Denson and Abrahamson created Sim One, whose purpose was to train anesthesiology residents in endotracheal intubation using patient simulation. Patient simulation is a technique for hands on practice that educates and improves the competency of healthcare professionals.   They discover how to assess, create a treatment plan and provide direct patient care, in mock real world scenarios while under the supervision of an educator.  Patient simulation creates an excellent learning environment that reduces potential healthcare accidents and increases skill and confidence of the practitioner. The need for patient simulation has always been present. However, the initial monetary cost of this new technology was a challenge for most institutions to adopt. But with the advancement in computer hardware, software, and Internet capabilities,…