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What Are the Three Different Types of CPR?

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CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, requires a different approach depending on if it is being applied an adult a child or an infant. In this article, we’ll be looking at the three different types of CPR and how they should be applied. Adult CPR  Before applying CPR to an adult you should always call 911. Not only does this ensure that the emergency services are on their way as your perform CPR, but, if you are not trained in CPR, the 911 operator can guide you through hands-only CPR.   To use hands-on CPR, push hard and fast on the center..

What Skills Are Important to Becoming a Successful Business Administrative Assistant

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The modern business administrative assistant is an integral part of a business team and so needs to have a large skill set that covers a range of areas, from the technological to the strategic. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the skills you’ll master as part of our Business Administrative Assistant Course. Technological As part of being a business administrative assistant, you’ll be asked to perform tasks like data entry, managing team calendars, and the creation of reports, all of which require you to have excellent computer skills and in-depth knowledge of how to use Microsoft Office..

The Wider Benefits of Education

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Most of us take access to basic education for granted, but the reality is that this just isn’t the case for millions of people worldwide. In this article, we’ll be looking at the surprising benefits that even basic education can bring. Poverty Reduction Poverty is inextricably linked to a lack of education and it is estimated that around 171 million people could be lifted out of extreme poverty if all children left school with basic reading skills.    Just by proving people with the opportunity to learn how to read would result in around a 12% reduction in the people..

Safety Considerations in Phlebotomy

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As with any medical procedure using needles and involving the drawing of blood, phlebotomy requires strict safety protocols to keep with the phlebotomist and the patient safe. In this article, we’ll be looking at what the more common safety concerns and considerations of phlebotomy are and how to overcome them. Hands and Gloves Hands and gloves are a primary focus when feeling with phlebotomy health concerns. No blood draw should be completed without gloves and there should be no exceptions to this rule.    Compromised gloves should be changed immediately and, as a precaution, gloves should be changed between patients to..

How Does Tooth Whitening Work?

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Tooth whitening has become one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental procedures in the US and, in this article, we’ll be looking at the different types of tooth whitening available on the market, how they work, and what the benefits and drawbacks of tooth whitening are. How Does Tooth Whitening Work? Most tooth whitening systems use peroxide-based bleaching agents to bleach your teeth white. Many over the counter bleaching kits have a lower concentration of peroxide, around 3% to 20%, while in-office bleaching uses solutions that are as strong as 15% to 43% peroxide.   Some tooth whitening kits..

4 Ways Technology Is Changing Pharmacy Services

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As with all parts of the healthcare system in the US, pharmacy services are constantly advancing in an effort to provide the best possible care for their customers. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the ways in which technology is playing a part in how pharmacy services are continuing to evolve. E-Verification Systems Accuracy, when it comes to the prescription of medicines, is vital, which is why many modern pharmacies are turning to E-Verification systems to ensure that their customers are receiving the right medication in the correct dosages.   E-Verification systems, such as the PACS (Picture..

Could Paraprofessionals Remove the Access-to-Justice Gap?

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One of the major issues with the current legal system in the US is the so-called “access-to-justice gap” in which low- and moderate-income persons are unable to afford the fees associated with hiring an attorney.    One of the proposed solutions to this problem, and the one we will be looking at today, is the use of licensed non-lawyer paraprofessionals, who could charge lower rates for their services, thereby giving low- and moderate-income persons more affordable access to legal advice. What Are Paraprofessionals? The legal system in the US and it attendant law firms already make widespread use of paraprofessionals,..

3 Tips to Improve Your Memory

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Memory is everything when it comes to passing your exams, but when it comes to improving our memory most of us consider it to be a static value. The reality is that you can train your brain to be better at remembering things, just like you can become better at tennis or maths.   In this article, we’ll be looking at three easy ways for you to improve your memory through simple memory expansion exercises. Work in Chunks If you’ve ever been introduced to a whole room full of people at once, you’ll know that your brain struggles to hold..

Immersion Learning Techniques You Can Use at Home

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Immersion learning is often touted as one of the most effective ways to learn a foreign language because it forces you to employ your language skills to communicate with those around you.    However, what if you could use those same immersion techniques without needing to up sticks and move to another country? In this article, we’ll be looking at three effective ways in which you can employ immersion learning techniques without moving abroad. What Exactly Is Immersive Language Learning?  At its most basic level, immersive language learning requires you to put yourself in a situation where there is no..

What Skills Do Employers Look for in a Medical Administrative Assistant?

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Compared to other administrative roles, working as a medical administrative assistant has certain unique challenges.    While many of the issues faced by healthcare facilities are would be recognizable to any administrative assistant, such as the need for prompt and efficient communication, inventory management, effective billing, and information distribution, in the healthcare industry, these issues are directly tied to people’s ongoing good health and, in some cases, their lives.   To fill this vital role, employers in the healthcare sector look for people with certain skill sets, and, in this article, we’ll be looking at which skills they value the..