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    Career Profile: Recreational Therapist

    Career Profile: Recreational Therapist
    h4. I chose this career because… I chose to become a recreational therapist because this branch of therapy deals with “the whole person.” For each patient, we assess six functional domains: • 1. Physical – gross and fine motor skills, fatigue, strength, pain and how that impacts their leisure and lifestyle • 2. Cognitive –mental fatigue, concentration, decision making, memory, orientation ...
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    As Seen on Facebook: The Secret Language of EMTs

    As Seen on Facebook: The Secret Language of EMTs
    Emergency medical technicians and paramedics are a special breed. And they have a language all their own - a language of acronyms, that, like most people in medicine - help them quickly communicate in code patient conditions and needs. But it turns out that there's more to the language of acronyms than meets the eye - or, in this case, the ...
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    Career Guide: Medical and Health Services Managers

    Career Guide: Medical and Health Services Managers
    h4. Nature of the Work Healthcare is a business and, like every other business, it needs good management to keep it running smoothly. The medical and health services manager occupation encompasses all individuals who plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare. Medical and health services managers include specialists and generalists. Specialists are in charge of specific clinical departments or ...
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    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...

    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...
    Like everyone, paramedics have their good days and bad days. But some times, there have simply been too many days. From the Facebook group "You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When..." comes a list of things from the paramedics' point of view. • It drives you absolutely nuts when someone calls you an "Ambulance Driver" • When you're always ...
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    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...(Part 2)

    You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...(Part 2)
    This Facebook group of paramedics was the source of the first roundup of paramedics' "insights." But wait there's more! Here are yet more funnies from the Facebook group "You Know You've Been a Paramedic Too Long When...". • You are on a plane and you are happier with "assume crash positions" than "Is there anyone medically trained on the plane?" • ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Healthcare Administrator

    Healthcare administrators focus on the ins-and-outs that make a healthcare system or hospital function. Health administrators have a strong background in both management and healthcare, and, more often than not, hold at least a Master's degree. For an individual who is organized, driven, and knowledgeable, healthcare administration is a dream job. Learn how to get started on the path toward becoming ...
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    Video Games Meet Surgical Training in Las Vegas

    Video Games Meet Surgical Training in Las Vegas
    A lot of negative news is coming out of Las Vegas these days. Suffering from one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country, the financial impact on the state has been severe. With state revenues down, one of the areas that suffered cuts is healthcare services. A high profile budget cut involved the closure of the University Medical Center (UMC) ...
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    Pharmacists Help Customers Stop Prescription Drug Abuse

    Pharmacists Help Customers Stop Prescription Drug Abuse
    Sleuthing may not be part of a pharmacist's official job description, but most druggists call on their detective skills when they suspect a customer is abusing a prescription drug. Knowing the possible signs of addiction and how to respond to them will give pharmacists the best chance of helping customers who may be in trouble. h4. Telltale Signs Although it's wise ...
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    Learn All About It: Medical and Public Health Social Work

    Learn All About It: Medical and Public Health Social Work
    Social work is a profession for individuals who have a strong desire to change and improve the lives of others. Medical and public health social workers provide aide to those affected by chronic, acute or terminal illnesses. This work with patients, families and caregivers to ensure that the patient will be well-cared for when he/she leaves the hospital. Most social work ...
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    Medical Social Workers

    Medical Social Workers
    An elderly person who doesn't know his name is abandoned in an emergency room. A cancer patient can't work and is behind in his rent. A teenager has just given birth and has nowhere to live. For medical social workers, dealing with such crises is an average day's work. While clinicians treat patients' physical health, medical social workers -- also called ...
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    The Truth About Social Work

    The Truth About Social Work
    What people think they know about social work is often a myth, according to the >National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Contrary to popular belief, social workers are trained professionals who have bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees –- they are not social services employees, caseworkers or volunteers. Only a fraction of social workers are employed in public or child welfare, and ...
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    Social Workers Get New Standards for End-of-Life Care

    Social Workers Get New Standards for End-of-Life Care
    As the nation's 76 million Baby Boomers begin to age, that generation -- born between 1946 and 1964 -- stands to drive up the need for end-of-life and palliative care, an approach that improves quality of life for patients and their families facing life-threatening and life-ending illnesses. [widget:training_channel_social_worker] [widget:1102] Anticipating this impending need, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has ...
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    Take Your Technology Career to Radiology

    Take Your Technology Career to Radiology
    With technology jobs being cut or offshored, many information technology professionals are contemplating opportunities in healthcare, where advanced technology is playing an increasingly large role in diagnosing and treating patients. One area that's drawing the interest of IT pros is radiologic technology (RT), which is expected to generate jobs at a healthy rate for several years. So what does it take ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

    Career Guide: Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
    At a Glance • Job prospects should be very good; technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand. • Entrants usually have an associate degree. • This is one of the few health occupations in which there is little or no direct contact with patients. h4. Nature of the Work Every time a patient receives ...
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    How To Start A Career In Social Work

    How To Start A Career In Social Work
    Over 600,000 social workers strive every day to make a positive impact on the lives of others. If you're passionate about helping individuals, families, organizations, and communities, a career in social work might be right for you. Social workers find themselves helping people from all walks of life in a variety of atmospheres from schools to hospitals to prisons to nursing ...
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    Career Guide: Medical Transcriptionist

    Career Guide: Medical Transcriptionist
    Nature of the Work Medical transcriptionists listen to dictated recordings made by physicians and other health care professionals and transcribe them into medical reports, correspondence, and other administrative material. They generally listen to recordings on a headset, using a foot pedal to pause the recording when necessary, and key the text into a personal computer or word processor, editing as necessary ...
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    Career Guide: Social Worker

    Career Guide: Social Worker
    Nature of the Work Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social workers assist people by helping them cope with issues in their everyday lives, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. Some social workers help clients who face a disability or a life-threatening disease or a social problem, ...
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    Career Q&A: Technician

    h4. What will I do? Interview with Kely Metroka, Cardiovascular Technician at Sentara Heart Hospital Technician opportunities offer exciting positions at the front lines of medicine that can usually be had with a two-year degree from a community college. Careers as cardiovascular technicians and veterinary technologists are two examples. Cardiovascular technicians help physicians with certain test and treatments that involve surgery ...
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    Career Q&A: Physician

    h4. What will I do? Physicians are on the front line of health care. Patients turn to physicians first when they are sick or injured. They depend n their doctors to identiy the right clues, order the right tests, and ultimate, make the diagnosis. Not every doctor can be an expert on every condition, so they often turn to their specialist ...
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    Career Q&A: Physical Therapist

    h4. What will I do? Physical therapists help people with mobility problems get on their feet again after sickness or injury. They use exercises and special equipment to help patients get stronger and move better. The goal is for people to take care of themselves in their homes and, if possible, return to their regular activities. Interview with Katie Baick, PT ...
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