First Aid During World War 1: A Fight For Progress

Stretcher bearers during World War I

In honor of the 11th minute of the 11th hour on the 11th day of November 1918, we have a guest post from Time Jones about first aid during WWI.

The Great War of 1914-18 is to this day remembered as a time of great sacrifice. Advances in military equipment resulted in an unprecedented number of deaths and casualties – a loss which still scars Europe to this day. But from this most savage of conflicts, some good was to emerge in the shape of developments in first aid.

The New York Times on Medical Assistant Education Programs

If you're currently trying to decide on which Medical Assistant College Program you should attend, then you shouldn't miss this article by Kevin Carey in the New York Times.

The author suggests that the free market has failed medical assisting education resulting low employment rates or underemployment making it very difficult for Medical Assistants to pay off their education debt - in fact he cites statistics that show graduates from Drake have a 31% default rate on their loans.

Example Cover Letter for Medical Assistant Job Applications

Writing a Medical Assistant cover letter

So now that you've finished writing your resume, you need a cover letter to go with it when applying for jobs.

This isn't as daunting as it may seem at first, so keep reading and you'll find out all you need to know, and then we'll provide you with cover letter examples below.

A cover letter is something that you send, along with your resume when applying for a new job with a new health care facility, or it can be when applying for a new job at the same institution you already work for. In this case we will primarily consider the first case - you should be able to make any necessary adjustments yourself if you are applying for an internal position.

Medical Assistant to RN - What Does it Take?

RN Certificate

I received an email this week asking about what's involved in transitioning from Medical Assistant to RN (Registered Nurse).

Because this question and others like it keep coming up, I'm going to address the following questions:

Amputee Medical Assistant

Kiera Brinkley

If you think all that study, externships, and sitting for exams to become a medical assistant is hard, wait 'till you see the amazing Kiera Brinkley!

Ms Brinkley, from Portland Oregon, is about to sit for the national CMA exam, and is in her final stages of prepping, despite being a quadruple amputee.

When she was only two years old, she contracted Pneumococcal Sepsis and was required to have all four limbs amputated.

Top Five Characteristics Of A Stellar Online Healthcare Program

The increasing availability and popularity of online college courses has allowed many students to boost their marketability in the modern job market. In the medical field, these opportunities can often lead to larger salaries and increased responsibility in the clinical, hospital or medical office environment. Choosing the right online program can make a significant difference in your ongoing career success. Here are five criteria to consider when selecting an online educational opportunity.

Working with Non-vaccinating Families

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At some point in your career, you are bound to come across a non-vaccinating family. These families present a challenge. The following information is provided so you can best help families on the fence about vaccinating. This article will provide you answers and links to where you can direct parents who need accurate information.

Lee College Healthcare Program Info Event on Dec 4th

Lee College

If you live near Baytown Texas (see the service area map below) and you're looking for information on Healthcare training programs, then the December 4th information session at Lee College might be just the think you'e looking for.

It will take place in the Phyllis Davis Room at 909 Decker Drive starting at 5:30pm and running through to 7pm.

Julie Flaatten Elected as Secretary-Treasurer of AAMA

Julie Flaatten CMA (AAMA), RN, EMT-B

At the recent 57th annual conference of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Julie Flaatten CMA (AAMA), RN, EMT-B was elected as the new Secretary-Treasurer for 2013 to 2015.

Flaatten brings a great deal of experience to her office. She has worked in family practice for 30 years at the Marshfield Clinic's Greenwood and Cadott Centers, and has also served as an adjunct medical assisting instructor for Globe University and Northcentral Technical College.

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