A Day In The Life Of A Phlebotomist

A Phlebotomist

Responsible for drawing blood through a procedure known as venipuncture, phlebotomists take blood for tests, transfusions, research, or donations. Most phlebotomists work in hospitals, medical or diagnostic laboratories, blood donation centers, and doctors offices. Working as a phlebotomist can be an extremely rewarding career, as you’ll spend your entire day helping people, but what does a day in the professional life of a phlebotomist look like? Starting Early Phlebotomists normally start their day early, around 5 or 6am. This is because they are responsible for ensuring that blood results are both consistent and accurate. In order to ensure this, they..


How To Deal With Stress Before Your Exam

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Exams cause stress, there’s no doubt about it. The pressure that you are under to achieve can make the period running up to your examination a very stressful one. Too much stress can have a negative effect on you both physically and psychologically. Insomnia, panic attacks, loss of appetite, anxiety, depression and irritability are all symptoms of high stress levels and can damage your ability to study properly and recall information during your exam. So how do you deal with the stress of exams? Here at Northwest we are always concerned about our students’ welfare, so we’ve put together these..


What’s It Like To Work In A Dental Practice?

Dental-Practice

Here at Northwest Career College, we think that it’s important that you have real world experience of how a dental practice works as part of your education, which is why we offer externships with all of our dental administrative assisting courses. Obviously, every workplace is going to be different, but if you’re considering a career as a dental administrative assistant we’ve put together a few general ideas on what it’s like to work in a dental practice. Working In A Dental Practice The work is fast paced - To fit in the maximum amount of time to provide treatment for..


How Do I Become A Conservation Officer In Nevada?

Conservation Officers

Conservation officers, sometimes also referred to as fish and game wardens, enforce state and federal laws protecting natural resources, mainly fish and wildlife. Here in Nevada, game wardens have patrol duties over the entire area of the state; approximately 110,000 square miles. Individual wardens can patrol an area of up to 3,235 square miles, while a select few are responsible for patrol areas of nearly 10,000 square miles. Principle Duties Observation and inspection - One of the main duties of a conservation officer is to observe hunters, fishermen, and trappers to ensure they are complying with state and federal law..


The Benefits Of Going Back To School As A Veteran

Back to school as a vateran

It can be difficult to make the transition back to civilian life after a career in the military. One of the ways to ease that transition is to take advantage of the VA education and training benefits to return to education and acquire new skills. Despite the unique challenges faced by veterans, studies indicate that they earn their degrees at a similar rate to non-veterans. But a degree isn’t the only advantage of returning to education, in this article we’ll look at some of the other benefits associated with going back to school as a veteran. Benefits for Veterans Easing..


Hand Hygiene Techniques For Phlebotomists

Hand Hygiene Techniques for Phlebotomists

Hand hygiene is an essential part of the daily routine for anyone working in a healthcare environment. Cleaning your hands by using either hand washing, antiseptic hand wash, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, including foam or gel, can help to prevent the spread of potentially deadly germs to patients and the risk of a healthcare provider being colonized or infected by germs acquired from the patient. This is especially true of phlebotomists, as their normal responsibilities include the drawing and handling of patient’s blood. Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer vs. Washing with Soap and Water As a general rule, alcohol-based hand..


Why English Is A Difficult Language To Learn

ESL Teacher or Student

1.5 billion speak English worldwide, with about 360 million of those people speaking English as their first language. You would expect a language that is spoken by around 20% of the world's population to be relatively easy to learn, but as any ESL learner will tell you, it is not. Packed full of unpredictable spelling and tricky to master grammar, English can be a difficult language to master. As an ESL learner, building an understanding of why English is so tricky to master is the first step in getting to grips with it. Illogical Structure Because English borrows words and..


How To Best Assist Elderly Patients

An American Dental Assistant

The number of people classified as “elderly”, that is to say over the age of 65, in the U.S. population is predicted to rise 200% by 2030. With a potential 71 million elderly Americans seeking healthcare over the next decade, medical assistants will be assisting more patients over the age of 65 than ever before. With this in mind, developing your skills when it comes to dealing with the elderly is vital, especially for those who are newly graduated and only just starting their careers in the healthcare sector.   While it is important not to generalize when it comes..


Study Tips For Adult Learners

Adult Learners

Returning to education as an adult can be both a challenge and an opportunity. Compared to first time students, you have the life skills and experience to help you in your studies. However, most adult learners also have other responsibilities to manage, such as families and jobs. Northwest Career College is committed to supporting its students, whether they are entering education for the first time or returning to it as an adult learner, and the number of students over the age of 25 expected to grow 14% by 2021. As part of our commitment to adult learners, we’ve put together..


How To Stay Energized On Late-Night Study Sessions

woman studying at nigh

While the best way to get the most from your course is through effective time management, and leaving yourself plenty of time to hand in your assignments and prepare for your exams, at some point every student has at least one late-night study session.   As long as you don't make a habit of it, a little extra cramming at night can give you the extra time you need to study, especially for adult students with family and professional responsibilities. The main problem with staying up late to study is keeping yourself from falling asleep. To help out, we've put..