healthcare

Seeing a healthcare provider can be overwhelming, confusing, or intimidating for many people.  Without experience in the healthcare field, medical information is new and can take some getting used to.  Whether you are seeing a new provider, going with a loved one to an appointment,...

The month of September is recognized nationally as Pain Awareness Month, also known as PAM.  Pain Awareness Month began in 2001 by the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) to raise awareness of pain. Most people experience pain of a certain degree at one point in their...

Earlier, we looked at general ways to stay competitive in today’s job market, through strengthening leadership skills, taking on new job roles, increasing cultural competency, staying knowledgeable of trends in your field and following your interests.  Particularly in the healthcare field, obtaining additional credentials and/or...

According to a report done by CBS News in May of this year, the current job market is at its strongest in the past 10 years for college graduates.  Companies are hiring new college graduates at higher levels of pay.  However, despite the job market...

Earlier this week we explored what a certified nurse aide is, and what the necessary skills are.  Here is a closer look at the job requirements and job outlook of a certified nurse aide.  These are important to be aware of if you are considering...

A large part of healthcare for the elderly or those in emergency situations can be dictated by advance care planning.  Advance care planning is predetermined healthcare that one would want if they were too ill to communicate it to their healthcare provider(s) them self.  Because...

Hospice care and Palliative care are treatment services provided to patients with serious illnesses.  Their purpose is to provide medical care in a way that is comforting to the patient and they are designed to alleviate the patient’s discomfort.  Hospice care and Palliative care are...

The month of August is recognized nationally as Immunization Awareness Month.   Immunization is a process that protects one’s body, or immune system, against harmful elements that could enter.  Mostly these include diseases that we could come in contact with.  In addition, immunizations help develop one’s...

What do you think of when you or someone says, “I had a good night sleep”?  A good night sleep is important but can have a different meaning to different people.  Maybe a good night sleep means sleeping without waking up.  Or maybe you like...

As we explored in the previous blog, The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, also known as the NAHUC plays a large role in the health unit coordinator profession.  In addition to certification and recertifications, the NAHUC assists to provide education, support and networking for...

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