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    On the Job with Physician Assistants

    On the Job with Physician Assistants
    Working alongside physicians, Bill Mahaffy has harvested arteries and treated patients in cardiac-care units, but he's not a physician; he's a physician assistant (PA), an occupation that is expected to be one of the fastest-growing over the coming years. PAs, who work under the supervision of doctors, are highly trained, licensed healthcare professionals who treat and diagnose patients, perform various medical ...
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    Travel Healthcare FAQ

    Travel Healthcare FAQ
    Whether you are just entering the healthcare industry or are a seasoned pro, tremendous opportunities exist in the world of travel healthcare. While most aspects of the job mirror traditional healthcare employment, travel companies offer some unique opportunities and challenges, which you should be aware of before accepting a travel assignment. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions that will ...
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    Holistic Healthcare: Is it for Real?

    Holistic Healthcare: Is it for Real?
    How do you define a healthcare career? Do you have to heal someone or make them feel better using medicinal avenues, or is there more to it? Holistic health has been used around the world for thousands of years, but with the onslaught of medical technology, holistic health became passe and even rejected by the masses. However, in recent decades, holistic ...
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    Career Profile: Paramedic - Shaun White

    Career Profile: Paramedic - Shaun White
    [widget:1102] h4. Why did you become a paramedic? I’m also a part-time volunteer firefighter for a suburb of Minneapolis. A few years ago, I took an emergency medical technician course and realized there was so much more to learn. So I did a few ride alongs. That’s where you ride with an ambulance team to see if paramedicine is something you ...
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    Find a Fulfilling Career in Home Health Care

    Find a Fulfilling Career in Home Health Care
    A great jumping-off place for any health care professional, home health aide careers offer flexibility, a variety of experiences, and a resume boost. Many home health aides go on to begin careers as nurses, medical assistants, and physical therapy aides. Want to get into health care, but don't know where to start? The booming field of home health aide careers will ...
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    Career Q&A: Licensed Practical Nurse

    h4. What will I do? Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for persons who are recovering from sickness, are disabled or injured or live in a care facility such as a hospital or nursing home. LPNs need to be caring people who are able to make decisions and to observe for, and recognize, signs of health troubles. Interview with Carlos Camacho, LPN ...
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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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    Career Profile: Physical Therapist - Katie Baick

    Career Profile: Physical Therapist - Katie Baick
    h4. What do you do on a typical day? I start my day by reviewing my caseload. After that, I spend the entire day seeing patients. Because I work with patients who have brain and spinal cord injuries, I work with them mostly on functional mobility. I help my patients work on getting out of bed, regaining balance and navigating stairs. ...
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    Career Guide: Podiatrist

    Nature of the Work Americans spend a great deal of time on their feet. As the Nation becomes more active across all age groups, the need for foot care will become increasingly important. The human foot is a complex structure. It contains 26 bones—plus muscles, nerves, ligaments, and blood vessels—and is designed for balance and mobility. The 52 bones in the ...
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    Career Profile: Cardiovascular Technician

    Career Profile: Cardiovascular Technician
    h4. What do you do every day? [widget:training_channel_cardiovascular_tech] We do cardiac catheterization on individuals who come in and possibly have heart disease. At Sentara, cardiovascular technicians work in three different roles with the cardiologists. We pass sterile equipment and help them do the procedure. We monitor and chart the vital signs and the hemodynamics (blood circulation). We also hand off sterile ...
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    Career Profile: Informatics Specialist - Erik Stuckart

    Career Profile: Informatics Specialist - Erik Stuckart
    h4. How did you become interested in health informatics? I was working on a biology degree, and a friend told me about the health informatics degree program at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). I researched it, and I liked that it included business and computer courses. Plus, I would be able to use my anatomy and biology knowledge as an ...
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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 Profile: Dentist - Stephen J. Sterlitz

    Career Profile: Dentist - Stephen J. Sterlitz
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dentist because I liked what the profession represented: a constantly evolving field that provides challenges in science, mechanics, and psychology. No person or procedure is ever the same. To remain proficient, you must constantly build on your knowledge base and learn to apply it to provide the best possible service ...
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    Is Home Health Right for You?

    Is Home Health Right for You?
    Are home health aide careers right for you? The independence, one-on-one patient contact and flexibility appeal to many healthcare job seekers, but home health work isn't for everyone. If you're considering a job in home care, ask yourself the following questions - courtesy of home health veterans - to determine whether you'd be happy and successful in the field. h4. Can ...
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    Career Profile: Internist

    Career Profile: Internist
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an internist because I have always been interested in medicine, and at an early age, decided I wanted to be a doctor. In undergraduate school, I was exposed to research and loved it. I was a summer student at NCI the summer before medical school and the first summer during medical ...
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    Career Q&A: Paramedic

    h4. What will I do? Working closely with emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics manage the health of patients until they can be examined by a doctor to get further help. On any shift, their patients might be a woman having a heart attack, a man who broke a bone in a car accident and a child struggling to breathe. Interview with ...
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    Career Guide: Opticians, Dispensing

    Nature of the Work Helping people see better and look good at the same time is the job of a dispensing optician. Dispensing opticians help select and then fit eyeglasses and contact lenses for people with eye problems, following prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists. (The work of optometrists is described elsewhere in the Handbook. See the section on physicians and ...
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    Career Profile: Home Health Aide - Leayana Hall

    Career Profile: Home Health Aide - Leayana Hall
    h4. What do you do every day? We go out and see our patients. We do daily baths and oral care and comb hair and take blood pressure, pulses and respirations. Basically we are doing patient care. On a regular day, we see five or six patients. Most of my patients are elderly, but we also get teenagers and babies. We ...
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    Career Guide: Audiologist

    Nature of the Work Audiologists work with people who have hearing, balance, and related ear problems. They examine individuals of all ages and identify those with the symptoms of hearing loss and other auditory, balance, and related sensory and neural problems. They then assess the nature and extent of the problems and help the individuals manage them. Using audiometers, computers, and ...
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    Career Profile: Prosthodontist - Mary Walker

    Career Profile: Prosthodontist - Mary Walker
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a prosthodontist because the profession combines my interest in science with my interest in caring for patients. Dental School Decision The first part of my career was focused in the field of microbiology. I worked in medical and research laboratories; however, I wanted more direct contact with patients. While working on ...
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