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How Not to Perform CPR

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Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an excellent way to provide yourself with the skills needed to help in an emergency situation. 325,000 cases of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) are reported each year and if a trained individual is able to start performing CPR on an SCA victim immediately, the victim’s chances of survival increase by more than 40%.   Additionally, four out of every five heart attacks in the U.S. happen at home, meaning the person you are most likely to perform CPR on is someone important to you. While CPR courses, like the one we offer here at Northwest Community..

How Best to Revise for Your Exams

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Exams can be one of the most stressful periods of your life, with all the hopes and effort that you have put into your education coming down to a few hours of exam time. One of the key factors in passing your exams is correctly preparing for them. So, to help give you the best chance of coming away with the mark you want, here are nine easy tips for how best to revise for your exams. Start Early An early start can make all the differencewhen it comes to revising Effective revision is not something that can be rushed..

Finding Your Dream Career In Medical Billing And Coding

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With the initiation of the digital age, it is becoming increasingly possible for the populace to not only follow edification from their home but to continue a career as well. This is becoming ever more factual for Medical Coders and Billers, especially for women. After the recession of 2009, many women returned home when the job market dried up, but with the surge of new employment a decade later, many are finding that its time to get back into the workforce. Jobs in healthcare frequently require qualified degrees in the area of expertise. Most employers are looking for candidates who..

Parole Officer Vs. Probation Officer: What Are the Differences?

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With a combination of similar names and similar duties, it is easy to see why people get confused by the difference between a parole officer and a probation officer.   Both professions play a pivotal role in the US criminal justice system, helping to rehabilitate felons and help local communities, so if you are considering a career in criminal justice and would like to know more about these two similar but entirely separate professions, read on. Parole Vs. Probation: the Differences Before we look at the differences between the job roles themselves, it is important to define the difference between..

5 Important Questions to Ask When You Are Choosing Your Medical Assistant School

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If you are looking for a career as a medical assistant, one of the most important things you can do is pick the right Medical Assistant school. Your school needs to have all of the features you need to make sure you are getting the best from your training, so it’s always a good idea to ask some pertinent questions before you sign up. To make that process as easy as possible for you, and to help find the right medical assistant school for you, here are five important questions to ask when you are choosing your medical assistant school...

Why Now Is the Best Time to Become a Medical Coder

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The outlook for medical billing and coding students is extremely bright! In fact, students who are looking to earn a medical billing and coding certificate are poised to benefit from the 22 percent employment surge, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The reason that medical billers and coders are in such high demand is pretty simple, ICD-10. ICD-10 is the new coding system that was federally-mandated to be the replacement for ICD-9, a 36-year-old system used for coding diseases, diagnoses and clinical procedures. The issue surrounding ICD-10 is that it represents a huge learning curve for existing medical..

Why Logistics Is a Great Career Opportunity for Veterans

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Napoleon Bonaparte was famously quoted as saying “an army marches on its stomach” while the famous Roman statesman and general said “The sinews of war are infinite money.” Both of these men, well versed in war, understood that logistics was the backbone of the military, and that has never been truer than today.   In the age of global warfare, logistics makes or breaks a campaign, as supply chains can stretch around the world. This being the case, it is unsurprising that many soldiers play a role in the army logistics chain.   Once veterans leave the service, that logistics..

What You Need for Your First Day of College Classes at Northwest

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Your first day of classes in any new environment, even one as friendly and welcoming as Northwest, can be pretty daunting. There’s a lot for you to learn, a lot of new faces and places, and a lot a people bustling busy around.   While we can’t help with how busy you’ll be, beyond providing you with flexible class options to suit you busy Las Vegas life, we can make things a little easier by giving you a checklist of what you’ll need, in terms of equipment, for your first day of college classes at Northwest. Your College Essentials A..

The Difficulties of Rejoining Society After a Felony Conviction

Felony Conviction period

The myth constructed around the US justice systems is the once a felon has been convicted, incarcerated, theoretically rehabilitated and the released, that they are free to rejoin society, having served their time, so to speak.   The reality is that there are overwhelming barriers to those who have served their time become useful parts of society again, from an inability to get employment to felony disenfranchisement laws that prevent them from taking part in our democratic system.   It’s easy to see felony convicts as hardened criminals serving long sentences for horrible crimes, but a recent U.S. Department of..