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Reasons to Become a Radiologic Technologist

There are many great reasons to become a radiologic technologist. Do you enjoy helping others? Radiologic technologists work with medical professionals who are dedicated to providing the best health care for their patients. Are you interested in learning about new medical technology? The radiologic technologist works with state-of-the-art equipment to produce images that help physicians …

5 Attributes of Highly Successful Medical Assistants

There are specific attributes that identify a true professional medical assistant. Medical assistants should always continue to hone their personal qualities. Having these successful attributes will allow patients and colleagues to trust the medical assistant. The five attributes that make highly successful medical assistants include appearance, communication, competency, initiative, and integrity. When entering the medical …

Heart and Cardio System: Medical Assistant Guide

The cardiovascular system consists of the heart and blood vessels. The heart pumps blood through the blood vessels. Oxygen and nutrients are transferred to organs of the body. Blood vessels carry carbon dioxide and waste products out of the body. A physician listens to heart sounds to diagnose certain conditions. A medical assistant will take …

A Medical Assistant’s Guide to Electrolytes

There are many harmful chemicals found in our everyday environment, but our bodies also contain chemicals used for normal bodily functions. Not all chemicals are found in the body, but those that are important for good health can be measured in the blood and other bodily fluids. These measurements assist physicians in assessing organ function …

Medical Assistant Guide to Patient Education

The role of a medical assistant involves educating patients in general office information, promotion of health and wellness, injury prevention, and presurgical education. Educated patients want to be involved in treatment decisions, and by involving them, patients are more amenable to following a treatment plan. Education can also reduce anxiety and fear patients may have …

Guide to Medical Office Records Management

Medical records are made up of many different sections that describe a patient’s health, including personal information and data, physical and mental condition, medical history, current medical care, and future medical care. The patient’s medical records serve two uses. The first is to document medical care for the patient, and the second is to serve …

Hackers, DDoS, and the Internet of Things

Around the world, there were over 304 million cyberattacks recorded in 2015, according to PandaLabs. With an estimated annual cost of 100 billion dollars, one of the largest cyberattacks happened in 2017 when hackers compromised Equifax and gathered data from more than 143 million customers, as reported by the The New York Times. A hacker …