Today’s Internship Can Pave the Way for Tomorrow’s Job

In the classroom, surgical tech students learn about the skills they will need for the job. During an internship, the student learns how to put those skills to work. In other words, the internship is an important bridge from the classroom to assisting in the procedure to be sure everything is sterile, runs smoothly, safely […]

Relocation Sounds Appealing – How Do I Do It?

Some people throw a dart at a map. Others choose a location based on specific criteria. When it comes to relocating, there are many ways to figure out where to go. What comes next? Without proper preparation, relocating can be overwhelming. Taking the time to lay the groundwork can make the process much smoother. Research […]

Important Preparation Information for ICD-10 Implementation

October 1, 2015, will bring big changes to healthcare. That day, the ICD-10 coding system will replace ICD-9, which has been in place for decades. The change is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). The Basics The American Medical Association offers important clarification about ICD-10, beginning with the acronym […]

Why Everyone Needs to Know About Prescription Drug Safety

Prescription drugs are prescribed by a doctor, so they’re always safe, right? Wrong. Prescription drugs can be abused, too, and the statistics are grim. Each day, 44 people in the United States die from an overdose of prescription painkillers. One out of four teens knows a friend who abuses medicines to get high. Every day, […]

What Needs to be in a Cover Letter for a Healthcare Job?

Cover letter. The words alone make some people break out in a cold sweat, but it doesn’t have to be that way. What’s the best way to convince a hiring manager that the applicant is the best person for the job? There are a few key strategies that may help. Keep it brief When writing […]

Dealing with Knowledgeable Patients

For many people, the Internet is a favorite source of information: Weather forecast? Check. Movie theater listings? Check. Breaking news? Check. What’s causing my back pain? Check? Googling symptoms has become very common. “In fact, 86 percent of patients conduct a health-related search before scheduling a doctor’s appointment,” as noted by a Binary Fountain article. […]