If you like to help people, enjoy new challenges every day, and want to join one of the fastest growing areas of the economy, consider a career in health care.
We now offer CPR classes.
If you have never been certified in CPR before and this is the first CPR/AED course you are taking, this is the course for you. Coaches, babysitters, teachers, lifeguards, students, or anyone that requires CPR Certification, this is the course you should choose. ).
We cover the basics of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, abdominal thrusts (commonly called the Heimlich Maneuver) and use of the AED. This has been updated with the latest American Heart Association's ECC 2010 guidelines.
Your CPR will be valid for 1 year...
Positions in health care require specialized knowledge that can best be gained through a quality educational program. In fact, most employers in the allied healthcare industry prefer to hire people with a degree or certificate.
WE will soon be adding online classes... Keep checking back for details...
Medical assistants work with physicians, chiropractors, and other health-care professionals, assisting them with clinical and administrative duties. While they may have received some training in medical procedures, they do not diagnose illness or prescribe treatments.
About 62 percent of medical assistants worked in physicians’ offices in 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); 13 percent worked in public and private hospitals, including inpatient and outpatient facilities; and 11 percent worked in offices of other health practitioners, such as chiropractors and optometrists. Most of the remainder worked in other healthcare industries, such as outpatient care centers and nursing and residential care facilities. Most medical assistants work a standard 40-hour week, although there are some part-time positions available.
Types of medical assistants
Administrative medical assistants update and file patients' medical records, fill out insurance forms, and arrange for hospital admissions and laboratory services. Like administrative assistants in non-medical settings, they also answer telephones, schedule appointments and handle billing and bookkeeping.
Clinical medical assistants duties may vary. However, those duties may include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, preparing patients for examinations and assisting physicians during examinations. They may also collect and prepare laboratory specimens, and even perform basic lab tests. Clinical medical assistants also might be responsible for purchasing and maintaining examination room supplies and equipment.
Certain physicians require specialized medical assistants. Eye doctors use ophthalmic medical assistants to conduct vision tests, apply dressings and teach patients to use contact lenses. Pediatric medical assistants take x-rays, make foot castings and assist podiatrists in surgery.
The health care field is growing in leaps and bounds. As a result, the medical community is constantly looking for individuals with specific skill-sets to perform certain tasks. Working with highly trained individuals makes it easier to streamline the healthcare process, ensuring patients receive the best attention and treatment possible. One of the most crucial specialized support roles within the healthcare field is the role of the phlebotomist. The phlebotomist is responsible for collecting blood samples from patients so that they can be analyzed by the medical lab and doctors in order to diagnose, monitor, and treat illnesses and diseases. Some phlebotomists collect urine and fecal samples at the same time, depending on the needs of the patient and his medical team. Phlebotomy Training Requirements Becoming a phlebotomist doesn't take a lot of time, which is why this field is a great starting point for anyone looking to break into the medical community. You may choose to become a phlebotomist for life or you may use your experience as the basis for future advancement within the field, allowing you to continue working while you work towards your next goal. The requirements you need to fulfill in order to become a phlebotomist will vary depending on the state in which you live. Some states require individuals to obtain a specific phlebotomy certification because of their exposure to needles and hazardous wastes.
We now offer State Certification which is $300.00 more. You DO NOT need to be State Certified to work. The only States that you need to be Certified in is California, Louisiana, and Nevada.
What Is Phlebotomy? Phlebotomy is a much needed area in the medical field. Professional Phlebotomist draws the patient’s blood for use in medical tests so that physicians are able to properly diagnose illnesses and diseases. It is the job of the phlebotomist to perform and learn the following tasks: Draw the blood Manage blood draws and patient information Store blood safely so that outside issues will not disrupt the process In training you would learn how to properly obtain blood, transport or prepare it for transport and perform laboratory tasks and test the blood samples. Learn and understand how the blood test works, possible abnormalities that may or may not be present and how blood samples are to be handled (additives and storing temperature). Have an understanding of the various methods in which specimens are to be taken. While it may seem like a lot, it is important to note that all of the above aspects will need to be followed so that you will have the ability to handle various cases as they arise. Phlebotomy Techniques What many fail to understand is that Phlebotomy is simply drawing blood from a patient when this is not the case. There are several methods or techniques that need to be learned when collecting samples. Venipuncture This is a procedure when used in the collection of blood from the veins and is one of the most typical methods used by professionals in the field. Professionals are taught about the various veins throughout the body and the ideal areas where blood can be drawn effectively. They are also taught the methods in which to prepare the patient for having their blood drawn. The most common vein is in the forearm, and this is known as the “anti-cubical vein”. It is the vein that is closest to the top/surface of the skin. The general amount of blood required to perform an accurate test is 5-25 mm. however, the amount depends on the type of test that needs to be performed.