Introduction Becoming a Medical Assistant (MA) comes with a lot of hard work, dedication and last but not least, responsibilities not only to the physicians or staff but mostly to the patients. The responsibilities include handling the medical care and the administrative tasks. The main responsibility however, is being able to treat the patients and treat them with the care they are needed at that time. As a Medical Assistant, you can find employment within the health care industry such as doctor offices, hospitals, or private or government health care centers. While pursuing a diploma in Medical Assisting you have to know what the prerequisites are in order to become certified and/or licensed Medical Assistant.
Medical Assistants are allied health care professionals who works a variety other health practitioner’s such as physicians, podiatrists, and chiropractors, with duties of administration and clinical work. In the beginning Medical Assistants were trained on the job by a physician, however that has then change due to increasing responsibilities and liability issues. Medical Assisting came about when there was a shortage of nurses and physicians where preforming clinical skills of nurses. Physicians had to look for someone else to perform these administration and clinical duties, so physicians began to hire certified medical assistants. To become a medical assistant there are three avenues that you can take a certificate program, diploma program or a degree program.
A child’s health care is the important concern of a pediatrician. A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in pediatrics. They put their skills to use to care for children from infants throughout their teenage years. Parents prefer to have their children treated by nurses and pediatricians because children have special health care needs and those certain needs would only be left up to a pediatrician because that’s what pediatricians are for. Pediatrician can perform physical examination, measure vital statistics, take blood and urine samples, and prescribes certain medication for sick children.
On the path of becoming an X-ray Technician What is an X-ray Technician? An X-ray Technician is a medical professional who works with imaging equipment. The job of a technician is to follow the doctor orders, position patients’ correctly to properly take the picture that has been ordered by the doctor. It may require turning and lifting to those who has disability problems, and many hours on your feet. Being an x-ray technician so much more than just detecting broken bones, it also recognizes diseases.
The neonatal nurses work for three different levels- first level; they take care of the healthy newborn babies, in the second level; they cater to the needs of the ill newborns or premature birth, third level; they work for the newborns with problems which cannot be treated or cured in the first two levels. They mainly consist of their important contribution in dealing with cases wherein newborn babies have serious problems. The nurses also guide and solve all the queries of the newborns health and well-being of the child. You will work very closely with parents. Neonatal nurses monitor vital signs such as respiration and tempter, and perform any specialized feeding such as intravenous or tube feeding.
Do you enjoy working with infants, children, and teenagers? If you do then you might want to consider a job in the medical field as a pediatrician. Pediatricians are doctors who diagnose and treat: injuries, infections, and diseases for young people, as well as counsel them through hard times. A career as a Pediatrician is a good job for someone who wants to work in the medical field and enjoys working with children. To become a pediatrician a person must have a diploma or GED, a bachelor’s degree; they must graduate from medical school, complete an internship, pass a state licensing exam, and complete a residency program in pediatrics.
| 1. How would you describe your role in your current position and your educational preparation for this role?My position as director is to oversee the medical surgical unit, orthopedic and spinal unit, case managers, social workers, physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. My role is the be a leader, mentor and support my staff. Also to direct my staff for better patient care and implement evidence based practice. Being the manager of all these specialties is time consuming and requires that I am organized.
That is present with a patient when they are informed of their diagnosis of cancer by their physician. 2. This study is very significant, while most nurses have been in the situation of being present when diagnosis of cancer is explained to patients, there has been little research done on it. This study could render a better understanding of the interaction between the patient and nurse thus improving patient care. Registered Nurses work very hard to meet the needs of their patients, both emotional and physical.
Some potential career paths include physician office or clinic assisting, hospital setting medical assisting, optometry assisting, and chiropractic assisting. This career field has numerous daily hand on patient care requirements such as recording patient history, medication lists, taking vitals, performing EKG’s, administering vaccines, and drawing blood. There are also numerous front office requirements such as “scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purpose” (O-Net). The actual daily requirements on the job will be determined by the position held and the type of specialty that the office specialized in, but all of the skills are essential to know to be gainfully employable in this field. It is predicted by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation that an increase of 14% will occur over the next ten years in the demand of medical assisting positions.
Teaching Strategies for Special Populations Sarah Dean HCA 331: Introduction to Health Care Education Instructor Nina Bell March 26, 2012 Teaching Strategies for Special Populations The job of a healthcare professional is a never ending job with many responsibilities. That's because there will always be a patient to educate and help them become their own self-care agent. There will always be someone who is sick and needs the help of a health care professional. One of the many things they teach a patient is either how to maintain their health or restore it. They also have to reach out to the families of the patients because they have to know the importance of the rehabilitation efforts and how demanding being part of a community life is necessary for independence.