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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 ...

Why We Love Medical Assistants

4 Reasons We Love Medical Assistants

  You’re a lifesaver, boo! On a busy Tuesday afternoon at the clinic, you’re there checking in patients with a smile, taking vitals, and keeping the wait time down so everyone’s happy. At the hospital, you’re dispensing medications, giving us an extra hand when we need it most. Entering patient records in the system, scheduling ...

How to work with elderly patients

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 ...

How Single Parents Can Manage a Nursing Career

  It can’t be overstated: Being a single parent is tough. Parenthood is hard even when you have a committed partner at your side to help cook, clean, and earn the money needed to keep your kids’ ever-growing feet in shoes. To accomplish this and so much more when it’s just you flying solo is ...

Here are 7 tips for new medical assistants collaborating with doctors.

How to Collaborate With the Physician: 7 Tips for New Medical Assistants

Many students entering the medical field find that becoming a medical assistant is the perfect career track for them. Medical assistants are in high demand, and students can often begin work as soon as they complete their educational requirements. The field offers plenty of options for specialization, too. But once you complete your medical assistant ...

Nurses taking part in FIGS Threads for Threads scrubs program

Changing the Scrubs Game: How FIGS Is Thriving by Giving Back

More and more companies are making it part of their mission to do good in the world through charitable initiatives, and healthcare apparel is no exception. FIGS Scrubs is doing incredible things in the world — both for fashion design and social responsibility. We’ve partnered with them to offer our alumni discounts on their excellent ...

Become a medical assistant in less than a year

Change Your Life in a Year: Becoming a Medical Assistant in 2016

Deciding whether or not to attend college will feel momentous for anyone. Career changers and recent high school graduates alike face the same looming questions: Can I afford school? Will this advance my career? And: Is college worth the time and energy? If you’ve resolved to make a change and pursue a career in healthcare in 2016, ...

The benefits of becoming a medical assistant

The Greatest Benefits of Becoming a Medical Assistant

Ever since the formal establishment of medical assisting in the 1950s, the profession has been a critical component of the thriving healthcare industry. Medical assisting is a great path for individuals who seek a career in medicine, and since the complexities of healthcare are growing every day, doctors and nurses must rely on skilled, trustworthy ...