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The Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam is offered by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM). Passing this exam indicates that the individual has demonstrated the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to serve competently as a Central Service Technician, or sterile tech. How can you prepare for this exam? We… Read more »

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Any given day can be filled with a combination of truths, half-truths, little white lies, outright lies, and many things in between. How about during a doctor visit or a trip to the hospital? Is lying ever acceptable from healthcare personnel? Honesty is key Open and honest dialogue is critical to effective care, and it’s… Read more »

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The healthcare field offers a wide variety of career options, including sterile processing technician. There are several factors that make this a great job; they also make it a very popular option for many people. Are you considering a career as a sterile processing technician? If so, the following highlights may help you decide if… Read more »

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What skills do employers look for when hiring medical assistants? What qualities help medical assistants excel in their jobs? Although each employer prioritizes specific skills and qualities, there are a few general skills and attributes that are at the top of the list. People Skills Throughout any given shift, medical assistants interact with people. They… Read more »

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A surgical tech is a very important member of the operating room team. Surgical techs have duties before, during, and after surgery, and all of these duties are critical to providing excellent care and ensuring that the operating room runs smoothly. Many surgical techs choose to specialize; this can lead to additional responsibilities, as well… Read more »

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Healthcare providers are experts in their fields; they are skilled at providing care. Staffing agencies are experts in their field; they have expertise in filling job openings. Why is this important? What value do staffing agencies bring to healthcare professionals who are looking to fill healthcare job openings? Service excellence When a company or organization… Read more »

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Getting to work on time can be tough. After you get ready for work, you may have to take care of issues at home, stop for gas, grab a cup of coffee, deal with traffic, and find a parking spot. Some days, getting there in time for the pre-shift meeting may seem almost impossible. Don’t… Read more »

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Apps can help with so many things, including driving directions, shopping, and weather forecasts. Their usefulness isn’t limited to our personal lives, though; there are various apps that can be extremely useful for people at work. Here are a few apps that have proven very helpful for people in healthcare professions. Medscape With the Medscape… Read more »

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Positive reinforcement at work can be a wonderful thing. It’s a powerful tool to recognize and acknowledge a job well done. It can come from a variety of sources, including supervisors, peers, team members, and patients. Let’s consider a surgical team as an example. Each person on the team can offer positive reinforcement to the… Read more »