World Blood Donor Day

Categories: Phlebotomy

Phlebotomists of the world will have plenty of work to do on June 14 – this is World Blood Donor Day, a day celebrated each year to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products. This day also exists to build a worldwide culture of voluntary blood donation and thank those unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. In addition, World Blood Donor Day serves as a springboard for longer-term donor education programs and campaigns to strengthen blood transfusion services. This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day and focuses on the huge value of donated blood to patients. Millions of lives are saved each year by the transfusion of blood and blood products. Blood transfusions help patients who are suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer with a higher quality of life. The slogan of World Blood Donor Day is “Give the…

Pharmacy Apps: The CVS Pharmacy App

Categories: Pharmacy Technician

Earlier this spring, CVS launched an interactive app to offer users a unique, entirely digital drugstore experience. This mobile app offers a personalized user experience with many easy-to-use features, including a mobile pharmacy, mobile shopping capabilities, and more. The pharmacy feature allows users to easily refill prescriptions by scanning the bar code on their prescription container. It also offers a prescription management program and a drug information section that includes a pill identifier and drug interaction checker. The app’s MinuteClinic feature makes it easy for users to see if their insurance company is accepted at their nearest MinuteClinic (located inside certain CVS locations), provides access to a comprehensive list of services, allows users to check store hours, and more. Pharmacy apps are becoming increasingly popular as the number of smartphone users continues to rise. Along with CVS, national pharmacy chain Walgreen’s offers a mobile app that allows customers to request…

Program Spotlight: Health Information Degree & Diploma

Categories: Health Information

The growing field of Health Information (Medical Billing and Coding) is perfect for those who are detail oriented, enjoy working independently, and have an interest in technology and computers. Health Information Specialists use specific computer systems to collect, process, retrieve, and communicate information to support the operations and management teams within healthcare organizations. And with electronic medical record implementation on the rise, the role of the Health Information Specialist is becoming increasingly critical. There are many benefits of earning either a diploma or an associate degree before entering into the field of Health Information. To prepare, students take courses in Billing & Coding and learn valuable skills in a variety of computer programs that are commonly used in the Health Information field. Students interested in a degree will also take courses in human resources management and medical office management, as well as general education courses, that will provide them with…

Stay on Track: 4 Apps to Help you Study

Categories: Uncategorized

The path toward earning a diploma or degree in the field of allied health is paved with countless hours of reviewing course materials in preparation for examinations, certifications, or simply the next day’s classes. In today’s technology-centric world, there are many useful study apps on the market that can help make your study sessions a little more manageable. Below is a small sample of some of our favorites: Medscape The amount of free content on the Medscape medical app is impressive – this mini textbook continues to grow with each update. With more than 7,000 drug references, more than 3,500 disease clinical references, and more than 2,500 clinical images and videos, as well as a drug interaction checker and more, this is one study-aid app you’ll want in your back pocket. Micromedex This helpful prescription-reference app is ranked highly among iPhone users. With a simple user interface, Micromedex makes it…

Massage Therapy Now Offered at Mesa Campus

Categories: Massage Therapy

Arizona College is excited to announce that Massage Therapy training is now being offered at our Mesa campus! Massage Therapy uses the power of touch to manipulate soft-tissue muscles in the body to provide a range of treatments and relief from pain. The Massage Therapy program at Arizona College teaches students about the medical benefits of Massage Therapy, and trains them to treat painful injuries, decompress overworked muscles, and promote overall wellness through the use of therapeutic massage techniques. The program also covers basic marketing and business skills in order to help Massage Therapists promote their services. There are many benefits of working in the field of Massage Therapy. By nature of the job, Massage Therapists enjoy working in a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere. Massage Therapists are able to choose from a wide range of environments in which to work, including spas, health clubs, hospitals, clinics, and more. They can also…