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The Three Types of Bleeding and How to Stop Them

Venous Bleeding

Saying that heavy bleeding is a medical emergency seems fairly obvious, but what most people don’t realize is that you only need to lose around a fifth of your blood before your blood pressure starts to crash and your heart begins to struggle to pump an adequate supply of blood around your internal organs.   This lack of a supply of oxygenated blood advances to a condition called hypovolemic shock, and is ultimately deadly if left untreated.   So, all bleeding is dangerous, but not all bleeding is the same and the treatments are also different. In this article, we’ll..


5 Executive Assistant Blogs You Should Be Following

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Following a good executive assistant blog is a great way to keep up to date with the rapidly changing world of business administration. Flicking through a collection of them on a regular basis is a great way to find helpful resources and tips and even get a healthy dose of comedic relief.   So, to help you out, there are five executive assistant blogs you should be following. Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant As you might expect from a blog called Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant, this executive assistant blog features first-hand advice from an executive assistant and..


How Does the UK Student Loan System Work Compared to the US?

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Much like in the US, the UK education system uses student loans to pay for higher education. However, that is where the similarities between the two systems just about end.    In this article, we’ll be looking at how the UK handles its student loans and how that compares to the US system. Types of Loan in The UK The UK has two different types of student loans, both of them dispensed thought local regulatory bodies such as Student Finance England. The two loan types are:   The Tuition Fee Loan: This is the loan that covers your tuition fees..


The Pros of Training as a Phlebotomist

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Phlebotomists are an integral part of the medical diagnosis cycle, collecting vital blood draws that allow for the diagnosis, and then treatment of a huge range of diseases and ailments.    With the field expected to grow by 15% over the next five years, now is an excellent time to train as a phlebotomist and, if you are considering it, here are five benefits you might not have thought of. You Can Get Qualified Quickly A lot of jobs in the medical sector require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but if you want to get into the workforce and start making..


What You Should Consider Before Joining a Dental Administrative Assistant School

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When you are first setting out on the road to becoming a dental administrative assistant, the first major decision you have to make is which school to enroll with for your training. This is an important decision, as the quality of the support that your school provides you with can have a significant impact on how smooth the start of your career is.   So, if you are considering a career as a dental administrative assistant here are some factors to consider when choosing your school. Do They Offer an Externship? An externship is your opportunity to put the skills..


5 of the Strangest ICD-10 Codes

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Medical coding can seem like a rather dry and humorless profession, until you realize that the basis of modern medical coding is that there needs to be a code for every possible medical procedure and diagnosis.    And we mean every single one.   So whether you’re considering joining the medical billing and coding profession, or are an old hand, here are five codes we are pretty sure you’ll only come across once. Hopefully.   W61.62XD - Struck by Duck, Subsequent Encounter This needs breaking down. Let put the whole struck by duck thing to one side for the moment..


What You Need to Know Before Working in a Pharmacy

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One of the benefits of working as a pharmacy technician is that you have a certain amount of choice in where you choose to work. You could work in an outpatient setting, or in a busy hospital, but one of the most common setting is in a retail pharmacy.    If you are planning on qualifying as a pharmacy technician with us, and want to know more about this particular workplace, here are some things you need to know before working in a pharmacy. Your Hours Probably Won’t Be Set One of the pros of working in a pharmacy is..


What to Consider Before Becoming a Paralegal

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Working as a paralegal can be an enjoyable, exciting, and rewarding career, but before you sign up to study with us, there are few things that you need to know about the profession that will help you get to grips with your new career choice. You Will Be Getting Involved in Cases  If you just read the basic job description of the paralegal, it might seem like their sole responsibility is to support the attorneys in their work. However, this isn’t exactly true.   While proving support to the attorneys by maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting..


5 Non-clinical Healthcare Career to Consider

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Not everyone working in the medical sector has to be involved in primary care. All healthcare providers thrive as much on logistics and administration as much as they do on the skills of their care providers.    After all, even the best doctor cannot provide effective care if they don’t have the medicines or equipment they need. So, if you are considering a career in the healthcare sector, but want an option that isn’t clinical, here are 5 to consider. Marketing and Communications If you have a flair for engaging other people and communicating in a clear and effective way..


Choosing the Right Dental Assistant Training School

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One of the hardest decisions you’ll face when starting out on the road to becoming a dental assistant is choosing the right dental assisting school for you. In this article, we’ll be looking at what makes a good dental assisting school and what factors you should consider when choosing one. Do They Offer an Externship? A good externship allows students to get a good grip on what the responsibilities of their role are in real life. They also allow for networking and mentorship opportunities that can be invaluable in establishing you in your career.    With this in mind, you..