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Ways Medical Assistants Can Reduce Stress Levels

Medical Assisting can be stressful at times

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.

Wisconsin Medical Assistant of the Year 2013

Tandra Bauman, CMA (AAMA)

Tandra Bauman, CMA (AAMA) from La Crosse, is this year's deserving recipient of the Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants Medical Assistant of the Year Award.

Tandra is not only a CMA, but also the La Crosse Area Chapter President of the Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants, as well as being an RMA, (AMT).

She received the honor at the 58th Annual Spring Conference held at the Riverwalk Holiday Inn in Neenah, Wisconsin.

Medical Assistant Thank You Letter Sample

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:

Wondering How to Become a Medical Assistant?

Learning to become a Medical Assistant

So you're thinking about becoming a medical assistant, and you're curious about what you need to do? If so, then you'll find all you need to know about how to become a medical assistant right here.

Before going any further, you should decide if Medical Assisting is really what you want to do. Here are some helpful guides you might like to read:

Hospital Safety: How Medical Centers Are Working To Cut Hospital Infections

Hospital infection prevention

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.

Maintaining Hygiene Standards: Advice For Practices

Medical Practice Hygiene

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?

Louisville Medical Assistant Accused of Fraudulent Prescriptions

31-year-old Shawnitria Boyer of Louisville has been accused of calling in false medical prescriptions for relatives.

If this turns out to be true, and according to the report by WDRB she has admitted to the offence, then this will most likely be the end of her Medical Assisting career.

Here's the full report...

Critical Safety Tips For Phlebotomy

phlebotomy - drawing blood

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.

Ten Things You Should Always Have In Your First Aid Kit

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...

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