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How to Become a Traveling Medical Assistant

Traveling Medical Assistant

Medical assistants are one of the few careers you can choose where you have the option to remain mobile. Traveling medical assistants have the opportunity to move between healthcare providers, offering their services where they are needed most.    In today’s article, we’ll be looking at what the role of a traveling medical assistant entails, and how you can qualify for it. What Does a Traveling Medical Assistant Do? In terms of role responsibilities, traveling medical assistant do perform much the same duties as a standard medical assistant. These duties include:    Organizing medical records and patient files Scheduling medical..


How to Streamline as a Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants, as with most healthcare professionals, have a busy working life and a multitude of important tasks they have to juggle. The trick to stopping that workload becoming overwhelming is to ensure the processes you are using are as streamlined as possible.   So, whether you’ve recently graduated from NCC’s Medical Assistant School, or you’re wondering if becoming a medical assistant is the right career choice for you, here are three ways you can help streamline the work that helps save people’s lives. Try to Anticipate What Will Be Needed Anticipation is a crucial factor in streamlining your workload...


What Is Herd Immunity?

herd immunity

One of the talking points that has been in the news cycle in recent months regarding the COVID-19 is the concept of ‘herd immunity’ and the possibility of its use to end the threat of  Coronavirus.   In this article, we’ll be looking at what the term herd immunity means, how it can be achieved, and why it is crucial to the outcome current virus crisis. What Does Herd Immunity Mean? In its most simple terms, herd immunity means that around 70% to 90% of a population has developed the necessary antibodies to be functioning immune to a particular disease.  ..


AAMA Releases New Pediatrics Program

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When it comes to medical care, parents always want the best for their children. In order to expand the pediatric knowledge of medical assistants, and increase their employability in the areas of pediatric, the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) has launched the Assessment-Based Certificate in Pediatrics (ABC-P) program as an extension of The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) qualification. What Is The CMA? The Certified Medical Assistant credential, often shortened to CMA, is a qualification offered through the Certifying Board (CB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).   The CB and its CMA (AAMA) Certification Program are the..


Will Telemedicine Revolutionize the Healthcare Industry?

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Technology is one of the driving forces behind the advancement of the healthcare field and, by using the major advances in communications technology over the last decade, telemedicine is the next major advancement on the horizon for the US healthcare industry.   In this article, we’ll be looking at what exactly telemedicine is and how its benefits have the potential to revolutionize the way we approach healthcare. What is Telemedicine? At its most basic, telemedicine makes use of the proliferation of modern telecommunications technology such as phones, tablets, and computers to allow healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality remote healthcare to..


The Benefits of a Medical Externship

Medical Externship at campus

While classroom teaching is hugely important to learning the ins and outs of being a medical assistant, at some point you’re going to get dropped into the real world, and having some real-world experience already under your belt is going to help smooth that transition.   That is why we here at Northwest offer an externship at local healthcare providers to all of our medical assisting students. If you’re wondering why an externship is so important, strap in, because we’re about to show you. Like Being on the Job, But With a Safety Net  A medical externship isn’t like the..


How to Socially Distance Yourself During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Many countries around the world, including the US, have now put social-distancing policies in place to attempt to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.    Unfortunately, some of the advice, and terminology, related to social-distancing can be confusing and, in places, seem contradictory. In this article, we’ll be breaking down what exactly social-distancing means, what you can do to socially-distance, why it’s different from self-isolation, how it can slow the spread of the virus, and where you can get the most accurate and up to date information. What Is Social-Distancing Simply put, social-distancing is the practice of limiting your..


VR Tech Allows Doctors to Look Inside Your Heart

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States and, because of heart disease, one person dies every 37 seconds in the United States, which adds up to about 647,000 Americans dying from heart disease each year. That’s almost one-quarter of the total preventable deaths in the US!   Treatment and prevention programs for heart disease also cost the US healthcare system around $219 billion each year. However, advances in medical science, with a little help from cutting edge technology, are making spotting and curing heart..


Why Your Virtual Personal Assistant Is Not a Replacement for a Doctor

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Around 42 percent of Americans have some sort of smart speaker or virtual personal assistant, like Alexa, Cortana, Siri, or Google Assistant, in their home and make use of it on a regular basis. While these new AI-driven caretaker devices are useful in many ways, from turning on the lights and heating on before you get home on a cold winter night, to finding you the best recipe for pasta carbonara, they are certainly no replacement for a medical professional. Siri Has the Same Medical Knowledge as a Household Pet Research, conducted by the University of Alberta and published in..


UN Health Agency Prequalifies Life-saving Breast Cancer Medicine

patient talks with healthcare professional on Breast Cancer

2.1 million women contracted breast cancer in 2018, with the WHO projecting that rates will reach 3.1 million by 2040. Around 630,000 of those diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 died because of preventable causes such as late diagnosis and lack of access to affordable treatment. In response to these rising breast cancer numbers across the developing world, The UN health agency has prequalified a biosimilar version of the medicine trastuzumab. Trastuzumab is an effective cure for early-stage breast cancer and has been shown to have a positive effect on some advanced cases of the disease. A Nearly Two-third Price..