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Understanding How To Provide Care To Elderly Patients

The number of Americans over the age of 65 is projected to double, from 46 million today to over 98 million by 2060, which will make up almost 24 percent of the population. Yes, you read those numbers right! In all branches of healthcare, and because we’re living longer on average as a society, a ...

Ameritech 2016 09 16 How to choose your medical specialty a chart Blog FB FB 20 1

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 ...

Ameritech 2016 09 07 The quick guide to continuing education Blog FB FB 20

A Guide to Continuing Education in the Medical Field

If you’re looking into healthcare as a first or second career, it’s natural to consider what your options are for continuing your education. Of course you’re in the market to advance your career, since you’ve already come this far. No matter which Ameritech program you choose, many career options are available for you, meaning you ...

Ameritech 2016 8 25 Tips for Discussing Obesity with Empathy Blog Blog FB FB 20

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 ...

Ameritech 2016 08 18 Patient Empowerment 101 Blog Blog FB FB 20

A Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Clear Patient Communication

Communication is the number one trait for building relationships, gaining trust, and getting the outcome you want. It’s also one of the most critical skills healthcare workers need to care for your patients. When patients don’t understand their nurse or healthcare professional, it can cause unneeded stress, confusion, anger, or even serious harm. Take the example ...

Ameritech 2016 08 16 Nurse Advocacy How to assist during a tragedy Blog Blog FB FB 20

Nurse Advocacy: How to Assist During a Tragedy

When tragedy dominates the headlines, it’s easy to feel useless, helpless, and afraid. Nurses and other healthcare professionals may feel the added weight of responsibility. Since tragedy takes so many forms and comes upon us unexpectedly, it can be hard to know where to start preparing. But a few smart moves can put you in ...

Ameritech 2016 08 03 7 reasons being a medical assistant is the perfect career choice Blog Blog 1

7 Reasons Being a Medical Assistant is the Perfect Career Choice

  Becoming a medical assistant doesn’t take long, and the job is rewarding in so many ways. You might be interested in a management job, a particularly interesting area of medicine, or maybe you want to go into teaching. If you’re looking for stable, meaningful work in one of the hottest fields, look no further ...

Ameritech 2016 07 25 Keep Your Cool 5 Tips for New Nurses in a Patient Emergency Blog Blog FB FB 20

Keep Your Cool: 5 Tips for New Nurses in a Patient Emergency

As a new nurse, sooner or later you’re going to run into an emergency situation. Something will go wrong for one of your patients, and it quite literally can become a matter of life and death. These situations are tense and stressful for even the most experienced medical practitioner, and they can be almost overwhelming ...