More Than Just Facts: 4 Life Lessons Learned Through a Healthcare Training Program

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Everyone’s experience in a healthcare training program is different. The medical information and training techniques that are taught will be the same, but what each student takes away from the program is as unique as the individual. When completing your training program, there are many lessons you will learn that will lead you not only in your professional career, but in your personal life as well. Maintain a healthy diet. As you will often find yourself telling your patients, you don’t need to deprive yourself, but make a conscious effort to eat mindfully not mindlessly. It’s important that when you talk the talk with your patients you walk the walk yourself – lead by example when it comes to healthy eating habits.   Stay rested. Try to get seven to eight hours of sleep every night. As you have likely learned from your healthcare training, sleep deprivation is increasingly associated…

Specialities Within the Field of Massage Therapy

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The growing field of Massage Therapy offers many different types of massages and massage techniques in which therapists can choose to further explore and specialize. Some popular Massage Therapy specialties include: Spa Therapy: Massage Therapists who utilize this massage technique use a combination of aromatherapy, nutrition, massage, and other natural healing techniques in their practice. Sports Massage: This specialty helps athletes prevent injuries and enhance their performance. A range of techniques is utilized in sports massage to help restore function to muscles and joints before, during, and after sporting participation. Reflexology: A traditional form of Chinese massage, reflexology concentrates on applying pressure to certain pressure points in the body that correspond to particular organs and areas of body tissue. Stone Therapy: Stone therapy utilizes smooth stones that are heated or cooled during massages. Heated stones help to relax the muscles, allowing the therapist to work more deeply into the muscle…

Workplace Safety: Hospitals

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When working in a hospital setting, safety management is absolutely critical to keep employees, visitors, and patients feeling secure. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (or OSHA) is a federal agency that regulates workplace safety and has stated that people have the right to a safe work environment. Hospitals must comply with several medical workplace safety regulations, including radiation exposure, blood-borne pathogen exposure, fire safety training, and exit door requirements. OSHA enforces hospital employers to take all the necessary precautions to maintain safety in a hospital workplace. If not managed properly, hospitals can be a very dangerous place. It is critical for all areas to comply with OSHA licensing regulations, including sanitation and proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials. This is the case for all places within a hospital – from the reception area to the exam rooms. It is also necessary to follow OSHA regulations in equipment safety.…

Do You Have What it Takes? 5 Important Qualities A Medical Assistant Should Possess

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Thinking about pursuing a career as a Medical Assistant? This expanding field provides Medical Assistants with a wide range of responsibilities, including a mix of clinical and administrative duties, scheduling, billing, record maintenance, taking and recording vital signs, documentation, prepping patients, drawing blood, and more. This occupation also requires a great deal of interaction with patients, which demands excellent communication skills and an overarching desire to help others. For those thinking about pursuing a career in Medical Assisting, it is important to possess the following qualities and traits: Empathy: It is imperative to not only be a good listener, but to understand the concerns, stresses, and feelings your patients share with you. This will help put your patients at ease during the appointment and show them that they are in capable, caring hands. Integrity: Medical Assistants handle and have access to privileged information on a daily basis, and this information…

Medical Assistants & Physician Assistants: What’s the Difference?

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Though similarly named, the Medical Assistant and Physician Assistant fields are actually very different. To help clarify what each of these careers entail, it is important to understand the specific roles and duties performed by professionals in each field. Physician Assistants Physician Assistants, or PAs, are given specific duties to perform from their supervising physicians or surgeons. Many duties that PAs perform on a regular basis include providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative healthcare to patients; examining patients; treating minor injuries; prescribing medications; counseling patients; and helping to promote overall wellness. PAs are also responsible for administrative duties like taking medical histories, ordering and interpreting lab tests and X-rays, and helping to determine diagnoses. Many Physician Assistants work in primary care specialties like family medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, general surgery, internal medicine, orthopedics, or geriatrics. It is crucial for PAs to be quick to react to emergency situations, have a strong…