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Whilst being a medical assistant is a highly rewarding profession, it is also a highly stressful job. If you don't find ways to relieve yourself of stress on a regular basis then you may find that the quality of your work begins to suffer In addition to this, it can change your personality, and those around you are going to notice this. Sadly, due to the low wage in comparison to some of the other professions out there, what you can do to reduce your stress levels are limited. In this article I am going to run you through a few things that you can do to make yourself feel better.
Once you've done your job interview, you should follow up with a formal letter thanking them for interviewing you, and to ensure they know that you are eager to accept the position should it be offered to you.
You would be surprised how many people don't do this - and it really helps you to stand out from the other applicants.
A thank you letter for a Medical Assistant isn't really much different to one you would write for any other kind of job - here is a sample that will give you a good starting point for when you write your own:
According to a report by David Gorn from California Healthline, the California Nurses Association is against proposed legislation that would allow Medical Assistants to be supervised by Physician Assistants.
A nosocomial infection is an infection acquired by a patient while in the hospital. Bacteria like MRSA, C. diff and staph can linger on hospital equipment and in rooms for weeks, posing a health threat to existing and future patients. Although hospitals have a responsibility to provide clean treatment environments, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that as many as 8 percent of hospital patients contract nosocomial infections.
It's only right that the patients that use your practice should expect a certain level of hygiene on your premises. The fact is that people only visit a doctor's surgery or a clinic when they are feeling under the weather and the last thing they want is to leave it worrying about further infection.
Of course, many will be acutely aware of the fact that they too are a threat in terms of spreading infection, but what can you do to raise the confidence of the patients you serve so they feel comfortable coming to your team for advice, treatment and so on?
No matter how long you have worked in the field of phlebotomy, you cannot grow negligent when it comes to following proper safety procedures. Phlebotomists routinely deal with needles, which puts them at risk of dealing with blood borne pathogens. Additionally, there may be instances of a spill, in which the phlebotomist has to safely clean up blood to prevent the possible transmission of diseases.
A first aid kit is probably one of those items that come in handy at the most unexpected of times. Creating your own first aid kit does not require expertise or immense effort. It is fairly simple and will go a long way in addressing those cuts, splinters, insect bites and burns.
Here are the ten things you should include in a first aid kit...