On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Medtech’s social communities participated in a live chat in recognition of Nurses Week. Answering questions were Cherie Greene and Jennifer Cannon. Both are experienced healthcare & education professionals that work with Medtech’s nursing program. The chat was open to any questions relating to nursing: from the education to the career. The original chat is available here.
May 6-12 is annual Nurses Week and to celebrate, Medtech is showing our support to nurses and nursing aides.
How can you show your support and thank a nurse? It's easy! Check out all the reasons that nurses deserve our recognition and then add your own support by tweeting with the hashtag #thankanurse.
As a medical lab technician, your eyes are one of your most valuable assets. Do yours pass the test? See if you can identify certain items enhanced under a microscope and mouse over the pictures to check your answers at the end.
In August, the Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized the implementation date of ICD-10 to October 1, 2014. With this announcement, health organizations, providers and educators are now quickly preparing and training for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. While the HHS recommends providers plan ahead and train their staff to prepare for the change, it seems like a long time coming. ICD-10 was endorsed by the Forty-Third World Health Assembly (WHO) in May 1990 and has been used in WHO member states since 1994. After much delay, the United States is the last country to officially adopt ICD-10.
On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Medtech’s social communities participated in a live chat in recognition of Medical Assistant Recognition Week. Answering questions were Vanessa Austin and Lisa Stephens. Both are experienced healthcare & education professionals that work with Medtech’s medical assisting program. The chat was open to any questions relating to medical assisting: from the education to the career.
Let's say you just can't seem to wake up in the morning and you remain tired throughout the day. You also experience aching joints and abdominal pain. Naturally, you visit your doctor, expecting to receive the typical lecture about eating right and exercising. Maybe they will write you a prescription to relieve your symptoms. But instead, your doctor asks a remarkable question that leaves you absolutely dumbfounded.
"Have you considered bloodletting as a form of treatment?"
Suddenly, you're thunderstruck. "Wait - what? Bloodletting. Isn't that some strange ancient practice from back when people believed in vampires, curses and werewolves?”
Are you considering a future career as a registered nurse? You could be entering the right career field at the right time. In the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, registered nurses took the number one spot for the highest projected increase in employment with 711,900 new jobs expected to be created through 2020. In fact, more new jobs are expected to be created for RNs than any other occupation.
What the BLS report found
On Showtime's hit show Dexter, main character Dexter Morgan works as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department and moonlights as a serial killer of criminals. Guess you could say he cleans up the city in more ways than one. In his day job, his technical expertise allows the cops to understand a crime scene – the movement of a victim during bloodshed, the sequence of events, the position of the killer and victim, and so on.
Top Five Careers for an IT Expert
Have you always had a knack for computers? Are you the go-to person in your group of friends for any type of technology catastrophe they experience? While it may be rewarding to resolve your buddies’ computer issues, it can be even more satisfying to use your talents in a successful information technology career. As our dependence on technology continues to increase in our daily lives, you can prepare to play an importance role as an IT expert.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition, the employment of computer network, systems, and database administrators is expected to grow by 30 percent through 2018, which is much faster than average. That means this field can expect to add about 286,600 new jobs by 2018!
Electronic health records training on the rise
In case you haven't noticed, your medical record history is changing forms. The evolving emergence of Electronic Health Records (EHR) or Electronic Medical Records (EMR) is taking the health care industry by storm. This new record keeping maintained by your health provider over time will include all types of vital administrative and clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider. The ease and the convenience of EHR are due to their digital form and shared access among various health care settings via network-connected information systems.