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Best Apps for Exam Revision

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The days of exam revision consisting reams of scattered paper and hastily scribbled notes are now firmly in the past. With pretty much every student having access to a smartphone, tablet or PC, a vast range of apps have become available to help you digitize and streamline your exam revision. To help you get the most out of your revision, we've put together a list of the best app-based revision aids for both Android and IOS. Best Apps for Exam Revision QUIZLET Quizlet is a study aid and flashcard app that allows you to create quizzes based on the information..


How To Perform CPR On An Infant

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Performing CPR on an infant is significantly more difficult than on an adult, requiring a much gentler approach and some fairly significant changes to the normal CPR procedure. The first, and most important, thing to do is to check if the infant is actually unresponsive. Accidentally performing CPR on an infant that doesn’t require it can be very dangerous. If they seem unresponsive, tap or flick the sole of their feet to try and trigger a response. If they do not respond, check for breathing by looking for chest movement, listening for the sounds of normal breathing and seeing if..


What Equipment Does A Phlebotomist Use?

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Blood drawing, or venipuncture, is a complicated medical procedure that requires expert tuition to properly master, the kind of expert tuition we offer on our Phlebotomy Program here at Northwest Career College.   Aside from a steady hand and a good teacher, venipuncture requires the use of proper phlebotomy equipment in order for the result of any blood analysis conducted on the blood sample to be reliable. In this article, we will be looking at what tools and equipment a phlebotomist might use during a blood draw and what you can expect to be trained on when you enroll in..


Four Myths About Returning To School As An Adult

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Returning to education as an adult learner has many advantages. Compared to those fresh out of high school you have better defined career goals combined with more life skills and greater real-world experience. Despite this, some adult learners are put off returning to education because of certain pervasive myths. In this article we will be exploring those myths and comparing them to the reality of returning to school. Myth #1 - You Don't Have The Time Balancing your personal and professional life with the demands of education can be difficult, but it is not impossible. At Northwest we offer flexible..


4 Ways To Put A Dental Patient At Ease

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Dental care, while entirely necessary, can sometimes be an uncomfortable experience, ranging into actually unpleasant if tooth removal is required. While only a minority of people are actually phobic about the dentist, most are uncomfortable with the idea of dental procedures. As a dental administrative assistant, it will be your responsibility to collect accurate information from patients, which can be hard to do if they are agitated.   Putting the patient at ease will not only make your job easier, but also the help both the patient and the other staff. To help you accomplish this, we’ve put together four..


Why Choose a Career in Medical Assisting?

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If you are looking into a career in healthcare and want a job that will allow you to do meaningful work and heal your community, then qualifying as a medical assistant could be the right step for you. Medical assistants are the essential backbone of any healthcare practice, providing a vital link between the patients and the doctors. As a medical assistant, you can expect to always be challenged at work, never be bored and make a meaningful contribution to your patient's wellbeing. So, if you are considering a career in healthcare, here are three good reasons you should train..


4 Steps To Editing Your Own Work

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Adults returning to education can often face some unique challenges. Alongside juggling your classes with your other responsibilities, and potentially studying while working, you might find that you’re a little rusty when it comes to basic educational skills. Editing your own work is a fundamental part of making the best of your assignments and is a skill that will carry forward into the majority of careers. It doesn't matter how well you research and articulate your points, you will lose marks if your work is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors. To help you brush up on your editing skills,..


How To Handle Dental Office Emergencies

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As a medical assistant, learning how to calmly and quickly react to an emergency situation is hugely important. Emergencies can occur in any professional setting, but the presence of medications, dental operations and the stress that dental procedures cause in some patients can increase the chances of you needing to deal with an accident or emergency in a dental practice. To give you a solid grounding in how to handle dental office emergencies we’ve put together the following tips.   Develop an Office Emergency Plan Having a solid plan in place to deal with dental office emergencies is the first..


How To Study When You Are Working Full Time

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Here at Northwest, we understand that not everyone who wants to enroll with us has the option to study full-time, which is why we offer a flexible range of class options. We offer morning and night classes as well as full and part-time study options to accommodate your busy Las Vegas work and family schedule.   If you are thinking of joining us, but aren’t sure how studying for a new and exciting career can fit around your existing work commitments, here are some tips on how you can combine study and full-time work.   Make A Study Plan Taking..


Communication Strategies for Medical Administrative Assistants

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Communication is a vital part of the medical administrative assistants position. As the administrative heart of a medical practice you will be expected to communicate effectively between staff, patients, departments and third parties, making a effective communication strategy a vital part of your position. To help you get to the top of your communication game, we’ve put together some of the top communication strategies for medical administrative assistants.   1. Ask the right questions - Asking questions is always a good thing for a medical administrative assistant to do, but asking the right questions in a foundational part of an effective..