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Earlier this week we looked at some ways to start preparing for your exams.  If you are already facing exams or you have taken some and are looking to succeed in the remainder of your course, here are a few tips to improve your test...

Why do we wash our hands?  It may seem to be common knowledge to wash your hands.  Most children are taught at a young age to “wash up before dinner”.  However, hand washing is more significant than a habit.  Hand washing/sanitization is a requirement at...

In recognition of Pain Awareness for the month of September, we looked at what pain is, types of pain and resources for pain management and more.  Now let us look at ways one can describe pain to healthcare providers. Pain is individual and is based on...

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 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...

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...

The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, also known as the NAHUC holds an annual conference to promote the profession of a health unit coordinator.  This is the 37th year of the conference and is open to unit coordinators, supervisors, administrators, educators and additional individuals...

Earlier this week we looked at what medical billing is and how it is important in the medical system.  However, to understand medical billing completely, it is necessary to dive a little deeper into medical coding.  Medical coding takes health information from medical records and...

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