The concept of Interprofessional Education (IPE) is when students from two or more health care professions learn together during part of their professional training. The goal is to develop collaborative practices, reduce medical errors, and improve the overall quality of patient-centered health…

June is National Safety Month. A great time to remind you that you always need to be aware of your surroundings and take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. Not just while on your Carrington College campus, but when you’re at the mall, in a restaurant, in fact anywhere…

Once you walk the stage at your Carrington College graduation ceremony, it suddenly hits you…”I’ve done it!” You’ve achieved your first goal, you are on your way to a new career, but where do you go from here? With our grouped graduation ceremonies, some of you may start your first job before…

Food allergies are problems that plague both patients and medical professionals, including medical assistants. Eight food groups account for about 90 percent of food allergy-related reactions: peanuts, milk, eggs, soy, tree nuts, fish, wheat and shellfish.1 According to the Food Allergy Research…

If you’re often coming home from work with a stiff neck, shoulder pain, and chronic headaches, you may be suffering from a repetitive stress injury related to your job. If you’re holding the same position with your upper body for long periods of time throughout the day, you’re more likely…

As computer use at work and home has increased for many people in recent years, so too have repetitive stress disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. If you work at a computer all day, for example as a medical billing and coding specialist or administrative assistant, you may experience…

Certified medical assistants and other medical health professionals are always looking for ways to improve both their craft as well as their patient care. With the rise of telemedicine, or the exchange of medical information from one site to another via electronic communications1, the…