How To Become A Correctional Officer In Nevada

Correctional Officer

In 2016 the State of Nevada has approximately 13,637 people incarcerated state prison. In order to maintain these prisoners in a safe and secure environment, the state’s Department of Corrections employs over 2,400 people. Correctional officers are a vital part of Nevada’s criminal justice system, ensuring that those incarcerated in the state serve out the full extent of their sentence, while also facilitating prisoner participation reformative activities such as educational activities and vocational training. In this article, we will be looking at how you can become a correctional officer in the state of Nevada and what the educational, physical and..


How To Spot The Symptoms Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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Often confused with a heart attack, which occurs when blood flow to a portion of the heart is blocked, sudden cardiac arrest is the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness caused by an electrical disturbance in your heart that disrupts its ability to pump, cutting off the blood flow to the rest of your body. There are more than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests annually in the U.S. and nearly 90% of them fatal.   Recognising the symptoms of a sudden cardiac arrest and responding quickly with CPR can make a victim up to 40% more likely to..


What Is The Difference Between A Pharmacist And A Pharmacy Technician?

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The pharmacist and the pharmacy technician are vital parts of the any pharmacy, working hand-in-hand to deliver an invaluable service, whether that be in a large hospital or in a retail setting. Given the close working nature, and similar titles and responsibilities, of the pharmacist and pharmacy technician, it can be difficult to understand what separates them.   If you are considering training as a pharmacy technician, but are not quite clear on how that differs from a pharmacist, we’ve put together this easy guide to what makes those two careers different. Education One of the primary differences between a..


Three Reasons You Should Train As A Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

If you're considering pursuing a career in healthcare, then training as a medical assistant will allow you to do meaningful work every day and acquire the skills you need to make a real difference in your community.   Medical assistants play a vital role in any healthcare provider. They are an essential part of the day-to-day operations and the work closely with the patients, often being the first person a patient sees when they enter a practice.   Because of the important role that medical assistants play in providing excellent healthcare, the number of open medical assisting positions in on..


5 Government Resources For Criminal Justice Students

Criminal Justice Resources

One of the easiest ways for you to make the best of your criminal justice course is to take advantage of all the resources that are available to criminal justice students on the internet. While there are a huge range of websites and blogs to choose from, some of the best are actually run by the U.S. Government. Below are five of the best government resources that criminal justice students can use in their studies.   1. U.S. Department of Justice - The U.S. Department of Justice website is filled with useful information for past and current criminal justice students...


How Much Does Pharmacy Technician Can Earn In Nevada?

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If you are considering joining us here at Northwest to train for a career as a pharmacy technician,it is important that you understand the salary prospects for the role. This allows you to build a fuller picture of what the financial rewards of becoming a pharmacy technician are. To help you build that understanding, we’ve put together this guide to how much a pharmacy technician can earn in Nevada. What Determines A Pharmacy Technician’s Salary?   As a general rule, a pharmacy technician’s salary is affected by three factors: geographic location, experience and qualifications. Pharmacy technicians operating in urban areas..


Preparing For An Online Course

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Online educational courses are becoming increasingly popular due to their flexibility and proven results. Here at Northwest we understand that not everyone has the opportunity to commit to on-campus classes, which is why we offer a range of online and hybrid courses designed to fit around your busy Las Vegas lifestyle. While online courses are an excellent way to approach education, they do require a little preparation on your part to get the best out of them, so we’ve put together some tips on how to best prepare for an online course. Make sure you have the right technology Online..


Heart Attack Or Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Sudden cardiac arrest or having-heart-attack

One in seven Americans has had some form of CPR training, and yet, of the approximately 350,000 people who suffered cardiac arrest outside of a hospital in 2016, less than half were lucky enough to receive CPR from a bystander, leaving them with just a 12% chance of survival.   A recent American Heart Association study into why so few people are willing to perform CPR identified a number of factors: risk aversion, an unwillingness to perform mouth to mouth, and worry about hurting the victim, but by far the most prevalent was a lack of confidence in their ability..


How To Advance Your Phlebotomy Career

Phlebotomy Career

One of the benefits of a role as a Phlebotomist is the number of options available when it comes to advancing your career. Generally, these options include taking up a management or supervisory positions or becoming a donor phlebotomy technician. You can also study for a phlebotomy specialist certification to qualify as a collections phlebotomy specialist, registered phlebotomy specialist or patient service technician specialist. How Do I Become a Phlebotomy Specialist? One of the primary ways to increase your earnings and advance your career as a phlebotomist is to obtain additional qualifications and certifications. In order to specialise in a..


Is Dental X-Ray Exposure Safe?

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Dental x-rays are a key part of dental checks and are vital to spotting and treating dental conditions that might not be immediately obvious by sight checks alone. However, its common knowledge that radiation is harmful to the human body and a dental assistant might be called upon to conduct thousands of x-rays over their career, so is dental x-ray exposure safe? Why Are Dental X-rays Necessary?   Not all dental issues are timely obvious and dental x-rays are an excellent way for dentists to examine areas and tissues that a standard oral exam cannot get too. Using an x-ray..