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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..

Pharmacists Embracing Remote Consultations

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In light of the current social-distancing regulations put in place by many states, pharmacies across the US are now adopting remote consultations to reach their customers. In this article, we’ll be looking at the potential benefits of the more large-scale adoption of remote consultations and how they might change how we approach pharmacy visits. What Are the Benefits of Remote Consultations?  During the current Covid-19 crisis, the necessity and benefits of a robust ability to use remote consultations is obvious, as traditional pharmacist consultations are not an option during a lockdown or social distancing.    However, in the long term,..

Legal Terms Every Paralegal Needs to Know: Part Two

Legal Terms Paralegal Needs to Know Part Two

In our first installment of this series, we covered five legal terms that it was important for every paralegal to recognize and understand. In this article, we’ll be continuing with another five important legal terms for you to digest, along with a brief explanation of what they mean. 1. Constitutional Law A hugely important term in the United States, constitutional law describes the law prescribed by the written federal and state constitutions, as well as the interpretation and implementation of this law.    Constitutional law deals with the fundamental principles by which the government exercises its authority as well as..

How to Improve Cognitive Function

Cognitive Function

Cognitive functions are mental processes that allow us to carry out any task, such as memory, orientation, understanding, attention, or language. Your cognitive ability isn’t static it can be improved upon and therefore your ability to pay attention, understand, and remember can also be improved. In this article, we’ll be looking at some ways you can improve your cognitive function. Physical Activity Not the thing that most people think of when they are trying to exercise their brain, but in 2013, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine discovered more evidence that physical activity is beneficial for brain health and..

What Does a Medical Administrative Assistant Do?

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistants are normally the first line when it comes to meeting and greeting patients but their responsibilities, and their importance towards healthcare providers, are far more substantial than just a secretarial role.    In this article, we’ll be looking at the responsibilities of the medical administrative assistant and how you can become one. What Is a Medical Administrative Assistant? Unlike a medical assistant, which is a clinical role, a medical administrative assistant does not assist in medical procedures, but rather takes care of the administrative functions of the healthcare providers fo which they work, be that a large..

Different Language Teaching Methods

Different Language Teaching Methods

While most of us are familiar with the language teaching methods used in secondary education, there is a huge variety of language learning methods available and some of them are better suited to certain learners than others.   To help, we’ve put together a list, and a brief description of, different language learning methods that might work for you.    The Direct Method In this method, the teaching is done entirely in the language being learned. The learner is not allowed to use his or her original language. Grammar rules are avoided and there is an emphasis on good pronunciation.  Grammar-Translation..