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Surgical techs work on a variety of surgical procedures, and they may work with many different surgeons. The surgeons may specialize in a particular area or have a more generalized focus. Here are a few different types of surgeons a surgical tech may work with. General surgeons As the term implies, general surgeons have broad… Read more »

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Do you brag during a job interview? It’s not a great strategy; it’s one thing to highlight accomplishments, but it’s another thing to brag. The same is true with your cover letter, it’s a good idea to focus on how you can help the company succeed and explain how you’d be a good fit. It’s… Read more »

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A computed tomography (CT) technologist has an important job: conducting CT scans. However, there’s more to this job than just operating a piece of equipment. What skills are necessary for a CT tech to excel in the role? Technical skills CT scans can be very helpful in making a diagnosis. This type of test provides… Read more »

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Searching for a job can be full of challenges, and it can get very frustrating. It’s important for people who are in the middle of a job search to take care of themselves, focus on life beyond the job search, and figure out ways to deal with the stress. What excites you? What do you… Read more »

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Technological advances are making a difference in people’s lives in many ways on any given day. That applies to healthcare, too. These advances have come to the operating room, too; robotic surgery is an excellent example of this. Why are robots used in the operating room? Surgery can make positive differences for patients, and it… Read more »

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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 »