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What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

Medical assisting is one of the quickest entry points into the healthcare industry. In addition, medical assistants (MAs) are emerging as one of the most in-demand jobs … which isn’t surprising, considering 76.4 million baby boomers are in the healthcare system in some way. The increasing demand for medical assistants — a 23 percent increase ...

6 Ideas to Make Kids Comfortable in Healthcare

6 Tips for Working with Kids

  Big kids, little kids, well-behaved kids, and tired kids — one way or another, sticky fingers are in your future. With some respect, humor, and crayons, you can make everyone’s experience more enjoyable and promote a healthy outcome. Here are six tips for healthcare professionals working with children. 1. Create a kid-friendly space If ...

How Nurses Can Keep Feet Healthy

Happy Feet: 10 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Promote Foot Health

“My feet hurt!” How many times have you heard that … or said it yourself? Foot pain is the No. 1 complaint of nurses. When your feet hurt, it’s the only thing you can think about. Any other bright spots in your day — funny moments with patients or the kindnesses of your peers — ...

Holistic Nursing is at the Heart of Ameritech's RN-BSN Program

What is Holistic Nursing?

Holistic nursing is a progressive approach to care that’s recognized by the American Nurses Association as a nursing specialty with a defined scope of practice and specific standards. Ameritech’s curriculum is modeled after the recommendations in The Future of Nursing report and the standards from the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) because study after study ...

Down Syndrome Awareness and Patient-Centered Care

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects about 400,000 Americans. Every year, around 6,000 babies are born with the condition, who experience developmental delays and various physical disabilities. With so many friends and family members affected, Down Syndrome Awareness Month is a time when we raise awareness of the disorder and examine how healthcare ...

Which medical specialities are best suited for what personalities?

Which Medical Specialty Best Fits Your Personality?

Let’s face it: We don’t all have the sunny personality of a morning people. We’re not all people persons. And we’re definitely not all patient people. Some folks simply prefer different jobs than others; owning a daycare might be a dream job for someone but a nightmare for someone else. And no one wants their ...

How healthcare professionals can have a healthy work-life balance

7 Life Hacks for Healthy Living as a Medical Professional

  It’s unfortunate that a profession in which people study human health often has such a high personal cost for healthcare professionals themselves. The high stakes, long hours, and stress of some healthcare jobs take a toll on many people’s quality of life. To help you prioritize healthy living, we’ve put together seven easy lifestyle ...

Empathy is important for quality healthcare

Tips for Being Empathetic When Providing Care

Suppose you pulled a muscle in your back while doing housework, and you’ve been in severe pain for the past three days. You need a hand to help sit or stand, and sleeping is almost impossible because you can’t find a position that doesn’t cause your back to ache. You’re in tears when you finally ...