Dental Assistants Assist in Diagnosis of Severe Health Problems

Categories: Dental Assisting

Each year, almost 20 million Americans see a dentist without paying a visit to their regular doctor. For this reason, it is more important than ever for Dental Assistants and other dental professionals to be vigilant and on the lookout for signs of severe health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. According to the National Health Interview Survey taken by the National Center for Health Statistics in 2008, about 26% of children did not see a general healthcare provider during the year, yet more than one third of this group did visit the dentist. This number is similar for adults – one quarter of those surveyed did not see a general healthcare provider, while a quarter of that group did visit the dentist at least once. There is a strong link between oral health and general health, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and this…

The Benefits of Hiring Medical Assistants

Categories: Medical Assisting

Whether you are a recruiter for a clinic or a doctor in need of a few more hands on deck in your office, there are many benefits of adding Medical Assistants to your staff. Medical Assistants are trained to help physicians in various clinical and administrative tasks. Day-to-day responsibilities of a Medical Assistant can vary from administrative work to diagnostic screening to assisting doctors during medical procedures. For many physicians, one of the most significant benefits of adding Medical Assistants to the team is the reduction in workload. A Medical Assistant can handle routine rounds, tests, and administrative work, allowing physicians to focus on complicated cases and situations that require their undivided attention. Another benefit of hiring Medical Assistants is that they are trained to be flexible and assist in a wide variety of tasks. Along with administrative work like distributing and collecting insurance and health forms, Medical Assistants can…

Brush Up on Your CPR Skills Every Friday at AZ College

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It is very important for allied health professionals to be familiar with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the event of an emergency. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), when an individual suffers an out-of-hospital heart attack and their survival depends greatly on receiving immediate CPR from a bystander, less than one-third of those individuals receive the help they need. Most bystanders are untrained in CPR and are afraid of doing something wrong. At Arizona College, we offer CPR courses every Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm. Students can sign up for CPR courses through the front desk and attend on a first-come, first-served basis. This CPR course will teach students to recognize the signs of cardiac arrest and help them determine if someone needs CPR or rescue breaths, or needs to be placed in a recovery position to protect their airway. Students will learn about performing CPR on adults, children, and infants,…

Aromatherapy & Massage

Categories: Massage Therapy

The Power of Aromatherapy in Conjunction with Massage. Many cultures throughout history have been known to use aromatic plants for healing purposes. Popularized in the 1980s and 1990s, aromatherapy in conjunction with Massage Therapy has become increasingly mainstream in the spa industry. Aromatherapy is a powerful complement to traditional massage; the concentrated essential oils from specific plant materials encourage healing by relaxing and improving the mood of the patient. During a massage, therapeutic oils may be administered directly to the skin, or indirectly using various techniques. Many Massage Therapists simply use aromatherapy burners to create a relaxing, scented atmosphere for the patient while performing the massage. Aromatherapy burners are typically small ceramic devices that include aromatherapy crystal stones – the essential oils are poured into the burner with a candle placed below, releasing a fragrant scent to enhance the massage treatment. It is important for Massage Therapists with an interest…

Which Allied Health Program is Right for You?

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When you decide to pursue a career in allied health, you will find a wide selection of opportunities in this field. When you first begin your research, the number of career options may seem overwhelming. Keep these helpful tips in mind to narrow your search and find the allied health program that is just right for you. Hone in on your strengths and weaknesses. Are you a people person? Are you compassionate, understanding, and good at dealing with difficult situations? Or are you happier working independently, in back-office roles? Depending on your personality, you may be suited for a hands-on job that requires empathy and strong customer service skills, like a Medical Assistant or other positions that require working with patients. Or, you may be better suited for a behind-the-scenes job, like working with medical records as a Health Information Technician. Consider the big picture. Many entry-level allied health jobs…