Antibiotic Use

Antibiotic-Use

As patients become better consumers of healthcare, they become more demanding of their healthcare providers. Prior to seeking care, many patients often research their symptoms and gain some insight into their possible condition. Turning to the internet may provide insight which can often help but data mining can sometimes lead patients in the wrong direction.   For some patients, when they are armed with information, they often request antibiotics for their self-diagnosed conditions. Often these antibiotics are not warranted but at times providers prescribe these drugs due to pressure from their patients.   Having worked with providers who stand their..


The Therapeutic Relationship in Massage Therapy

The Therapeutic Relationship in Massage Therapy

The therapeutic relationship that occurs between a massage therapist and a massage client is one of the keys to being a successful massage therapist. The therapeutic relationship is what allows healing to happen for both the massage client and the massage therapist.   At Northwest Career College, students begin learning about these relationships and boundaries on day one in their basic Massage Training class. Both the ethics and the hands on are taught and emphasized in Northwest’s Massage Therapy program.   The therapeutic relationship begins the moment a potential client begins thinking that they want to find a massage therapist...


To Vote or Not to Vote

To Vote or Not to Vote

The word opinion can be defined as the formal expression of a professional judgement. Being as how we are surrounded in the medical field by professionals, opinions are not hard to find. Whether the vote before the businessman, the first female president, or that gentleman most have never heard of, one thing is irrefutable; your vote will not count unless it is cast.   This has been one of the most controversial races witnessed by those tuning in, and it will be one of the toughest decisions Americans will ever have to make. Many any are dead set on their..


Career Advantages of Being a Dental Assistant

Career Advantages of Being a Dental Assistant

Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, Dental Assisting is the career for you.   Rewarding:  Demanding versatility and a willingness to assume responsibility for many different tasks. Flexibility: Since dental assistants are in demand, career options include both full-time and part-time positions. Excellent working conditions: Dental offices are interesting, pleasant, people-oriented environments in which to work. Personal satisfaction:..