A Medical Assistant’s Guide to the Autoclave

Before the invention of the microscope, the cause of infectious disease was a mystery. No one knew that unseen microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses were to blame for smallpox, typhus and the plague. Once pathogens were identified as the cause of infection in the late 1800s, the challenge then became to control or eliminate …

Web App Guide to Computer Science

Interested in becoming a web application developer? Want to know more about the basics of computer science? Those interested in computers will gain a high-level understanding of today’s hardware, software, and applications, as well as a modern view of ethics in the virtual realm with this introduction to computer science. An introduction to computer science …

Become a Medical Biller for an Insurance Company

Medical billers are very much in demand in today’s modern world. The health care industry in the United States is full of complexities. A medical biller is responsible for making sure that insurance claims are filed and reimbursed properly, that health care professionals are paid, and that any discrepancies in payment plans are sorted out. …

How LPNs Communicate

Effective communication is the cornerstone of nursing. Without it, no level of expertise matters. As professional caregivers, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are called to be empathetic, compassionate, and knowledgeable. But without the ability to express thoughts and emotions confidently, both information and sentiment are lost in translation. Few skills are as essential to an LPN …

How to Become a Full-Stack Web Developer

If you’ve spent much time thinking about becoming a web developer, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the term “full-stack web developer” thrown around among coders or in job listings. You’re probably also wondering exactly what a full-stack web developer actually is, how you might become one, and what you’d do on the job. What …

Externship for Medical Assistant Students

Classroom training for medical assistants gives students the foundation of knowledge they need for success. But in health care, no two days are ever alike. Each presents new challenges, and the time spent in school isn’t always enough to expose students to the realities of the job world. One way today’s vocational school programs help …

Computer Technician Networking Specialist’s Guide to the Cloud

Interested in computer networking and cloud computing? Whether you already work in the industry or are planning to dive in, it can be helpful to know a bit about what cloud computing is, its history, and which companies are big in the sector. It’s also worth learning about the differences between location independent systems and …

A Medical Assistant’s Guide to EKG

Part of the excitement of being a medical assistant is helping doctors dig into the mysteries of the human body. Using the latest equipment, medical assistants perform diagnostic tests that offer important clues about patients’ health. One such test, electrocardiography, is a mainstay in hospitals and physicians’ offices, and it’s one in which medical assistants …