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Northwest Career College is built on the foundations of family and the bonds that bind them. Dr. Kenny and his children have dedicated themselves to the mission of educating students and helping them to succeed in their chosen profession. Once you enter the doors of Northwest, you are family, through and through. Come join the Northwest Family where you’re connected for life.
Since 1997, thousands of students have walked through the doors of Northwest and have gone on to become successful Massage Therapists, Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Medical Insurance Specialists and Paralegals. Won’t you join the fine group of Northwest Alumni now serving the community in a variety of professions? Explore Northwest Career College and see where your future can lead. Come tour our campus today!
At Northwest Career College, ours is a student-centered philosophy where students come first. Our open door and open heart approach to education sets us apart from all others. It’s a feeling you get when you first walk in our doors.
Every Alumni is welcome back on the campus of Northwest Career College. We love to hear your successes and share in your life’s progress. The absolute best, though, is when you return to the classroom and speak with our current students. Alumni come-backs always give students that extra bit of inspiration to help them see that their goals are achievable and real.
Northwest Career College has created a beautiful and peaceful testing space for both our students and our visitors to enjoy. We know how important and stressful test taking can be and we want to make your time here a positive one with successful outcomes! Make sure to allow yourself some extra time to arrive early, get settled, grab a drink or a snack from the front and prepare to PASS your exam! We look forward to seeing you on campus and in our testing center. Best of luck to you!
Northwest Career College takes great pride in creating beautiful campus facilities for our students, staff and faculty. We invite all of you to visit our campus in person! But, until you get here, please enjoy a virtual tour of our buildings, program labs and learning centers. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
With COVID-19 outbreaks in roughly 50 countries around the world, one of the most consistent pieces of advice from healthcare professionals and organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is that washing your hands is one of the key measures that can slow the spread of this deadly outbreak.
However, the simple fact is that you’re probably not washing your hands correctly.
Review of the research carried out into the previous MERS and SARS outbreaks, viruses which have some similarities to the current COVID-19 epidemic, have shown that, when done correctly, handwashing cut infections by around 15 to 20%.
However, in 2013, a study by the Journal of Environmental Health found only 5% of Americans wash their hands in the way that the CDC recommends. The study found that although the CDC recommends 20 seconds of hand-washing, on average, most people wash their hands for just six seconds.
According to the CDC, germs from unwashed hands can be transferred to other objects, like handrails, tabletops, or toys, and then transferred to another person’s hands. People frequently touch their eyes, nose, and mouth without even realizing it. Germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth, causing illness.
According to the CDC, following the five steps listed below is the best way to remove germs from you hands, prevent yourself from getting infected, and prevent you from passing on the infection to others.
Follow these five steps every time:
Using soap and water, along with the correct handwashing technique, is the best way to remove germs from your hands, but it’s not always practical or available. In these situations, using hand sanitizer is the best way to keep your hands as clean as possible.
There are, however, a few downsides to using hand sanitizers:
When using hand sanitizer, follow these steps every time:
The CDC already estimates that correct handwashing could prevent 1 out of 5 young children from getting respiratory infections like pneumonia and reduce respiratory illnesses, like colds, in the general population by 16-21%.
With the massively increased importance of handwashing in relation to stopping the spread of COVID-19, there has never been a better time to stick to the CDC guidelines on the matter.
Here at Northwest Career College, our student-centred philosophy means that you come first. We offer a flexible schedule so you can care for your family and have a balanced life in Las Vegas while advancing towards your new career. We pride ourselves on being the premier Medical Administrative Assistant Schools in Las Vegas and our established, seasoned instructors offer online and on-campus night classes to accommodate your busy work and family schedule. Call us at (702) 403-1592 to speak to one of our admissions assistants about your new medical administrative assisting career.
Jenette Ashcraft, N.C.M.A. Allied Health Department Director R.M.A. National Education Center