You may be familiar with Florence Nightingale and her outstanding accomplishments in the nursing field. But how much do you really know about her? Here are five facts about Nightingale’s life that may surprise you.
1. Her parents didn’t want her to enter the nursing field.
Nightingale’s affluent British family ran with some of the most elite social circles in the country. But while her parents took great pride in climbing the social ladder, Nightingale preferred to avoid the limelight. She took an interest in philanthropy at an early age, caring for ill and poor people in her village. By the time she was 16 years old, Nightingale had decided that nursing was her calling.
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.
It shouldn't be a surprise to you–being bilingual has definitive benefits over speaking only one language. Since when has being bilingual been viewed as a bad thing? It hasn't, and it never will be. In fact, more and more businesses are looking to hire employees with a bilingual background. The healthcare industry is no different.
If you're anything like me, I bet you wish you would have paid closure attention in Spanish class. If you're not, congratulations! You're one step closure to landing a well-paying job. Click on the infograph below to find out the benefits of a bilingual education:
This Valentine's Day, the love bug is highly contagious and the only cure is to share special healthcare-themed cards.
Do you have a special someone that's off the charts or makes your heart beat faster? Want to spread some cheer to a classmate, teacher or boss? Tell them just how vital they are with these Valentine's Day cards that are specially designed for healthcare professionals.
Click on a thumbnail below to print cards for cutting out and sharing below. You can even make your own card from the templates included below.
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.
Everything you need to know for the first step to nursing school.
If you've considered applying for nursing school, you've probably heard about the TEAS. While people seem to be more familiar with the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations, the TEAS is a common preadmission test used by many nursing programs. TEAS, which stands for Test of Essential Academic Skills, is administered through Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Nursing Education. The test is a basic aptitude test designed to identify students who would succeed in nursing school and who have the ability to think like a nurse. While all examinations can seem a bit daunting, it's important to remember that it's another step to figuring out if nursing school truly is for you.
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?”