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What Does Triage Mean?

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If you’ve ever been in an emergency situation or watched a medical or military drama, you’ll no doubt have heard the word triage applied to the treatment of those in need. In this article, we’ll be looking at what that means, its history, and why it is still used today.  What is Triage? At its most basic level, triage is the process of determining the priority of patients' treatments by the severity of their condition or likelihood of recovery with and without treatment. The term comes from the French verb trier, meaning to separate, sort, shift, or select. Where Does..

How to Get Your Afternoon Boost Without Coffee

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For most of us, coffee is our traditional pick me up to get us out of that post-lunch slump. However, while caffeine can improve memory, decrease fatigue, and improve your mental functioning, too much of it can make it harder for you to make decisions, interpret information, and can even have some negative effects on your physical health.   So, if you’re looking for an admin-friendly way to get your afternoon boost without resorting to caffeine, here are some ideas. Listen to Music Listening to music engages the same part of the brain that deals with learning and data processing...

The Different Types of Memory

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For most of us, the concept of memory is a single idea. You remember things and there doesn’t seem to be much difference in the way you remember them or the way you recall them. However, the human brain actually stores and makes use of six different types of memory and, in this article, we’ll be looking at the differences between them. Implicit and Explicit Memory Implicit memory is information that unconsciously enters the memory and can be recalled later, even if the event and the memory of the event remain unremembered. This most commonly occurs when places are visited..

The Uses of Platelet-Rich-Fibrin Therapy in Dentistry

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While the uses of phlebotomy are normally associated with medical procedures, a recent rise in the popularity of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) therapies has led to a dramatic rise in the number of dental practitioners looking to employ qualified phlebotomists.   In this article, we’ll be looking at what exactly Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) therapies and how they are used in dentistry. What are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) Therapy? At its most basic, PRP and PRF treatments use platelets taken from the patient’s own blood..

What Is a Medical Records Coordinator?

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While our medical Billing and Coding Program gives you everything you need to build a career as a medical biller and coder, there are other career paths that your new qualification could take you down. In this article, we’ll be looking at what a medical records coordinator does and how you could become one. So, What Is a Medical Records Coordinator A medical records coordinator is an administrative role that requires a complex understanding of medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements within the healthcare system to perform their important duties.   As a medical records coordinator, you’ll be expected..