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How To Take Better Patient Histories

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Patient records are a vital part of modern healthcare, providing an invaluable record of the patient’s medical history. As a medical assistant, one of your responsibilities will be to create or update patient histories, recording previous illnesses, surgeries and vaccinations. Recording patient histories is normally a straightforward process, generally using a standardised form, but there are always ways to improve that process, making things quicker and easier for both you and the patient. Here are five things you can do to take better patient histories.   1. Build a rapport - The best way to make things easier for both..


5 Way To Stand Out As A Dental Assistant

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The key to advancing your career as a dental assistant, accessing better job opportunities and improving your wage, is to find a way to stand out from those around you. By employing your skills, education and personal abilities you can differentiate yourself from other applicants and ensure that your name is first on the list for new positions and career advancement. To help you achieve this, we’ve put together five ways you can stand out as a dental assistant.   1. Put in the hard work - Perhaps the easiest way to differentiate yourself from the people around you, is..


Legal Terms Every Paralegal Needs to Know: Part One

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Learning the correct legal terms for the field of law in which you plan to work is essential for a paralegal. Here at Northwest, our Paralegal Studies Course offers you the opportunity to learn those terms from a seasoned attorney, experienced in practicing law here in Nevada. To help keep them fresh in your mind, we’ve put together a series of articles listing legal terms every paralegal needs to know, along with the brief explanation of what they mean.   1.  Adjective law - Also known as adjectival law, adjective law is a collection of laws that deal with procedure or..


How To Stand Out As A Dental Administrative Assistant

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Dental administrative assistants occupy a hugely important role in any dental practice. Their administrative skills allow a practice to work at optimal efficiency and they provide vital coordination between staff members, departments and third parties. As exciting as the position of dental administrative assistant is, it is essentially a back office role, which can sometimes make it hard to stand out and move your career forward. To help you get the best out of being a dental administrative assistant, we’ve put together some ideas on how you can fine-tune your skills to help you stand out and get ahead.  ..


Should I Learn More Than One Language At The Same Time?

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Time is a luxury that most of us don’t have and, given that learning a language is a time consuming and slow process , the idea of learning more than one language at once can seem attractive. This is particularly true when it comes to learning English.   As English is the dominant language in the U.S. learning it comes with a host of benefits, but you may have a personal or professional interest in learning another language and be considering trying to learn both at the same time. In this article we will examine if learning more than one..