Transition to new program will have huge impact on medical coding

New medical coding techniques and standards are on the way.

With the transition from the ninth to the 10th version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) coming on Oct. 1, 2014, there is about to be a major change in medical coding training.
Physicians across the country are already worried about the…

Help make dogs’ vet visits less stressful

Help to keep dogs calm during their next visit to the vet.

If you are in the process of pursuing a veterinary technology degree, you no doubt already know that one of the things you will be required to do is make pets’ visits to the vet’s office as un-stressful as possible. While administering medication, providing care or preparing animals for…

Gas Station Pump Safety

Gas Pump

After the March 2013 scare that led news analysts to entertain the possibility of gas prices reaching $4.00/gallon nationwide, many of you may have considered the question – how can I ease the pain of filling up my car? Unfortunately, a trip to the gas station can be painful in more ways…

What to wear to a nursing interview

Dress professionally for a nursing interview.

So, you’ve completed your registered nursing program or vocational nursing program and scored your first job interview. Now the question is what to wear? When on the job, nurses aren’t required to wear strictly business attire like someone in an office. Instead, they wear scrubs, which can make…

Twitter feeds that every nurse should follow

Nurses can get great information from these Twitter feeds.

If you’re going to have a nursing career, that means that you’ll need to have a willingness to continue learning. Between on-the-job training, innovations in technology and skills that you need to hone after completing a registered nursing program, there’s always something new to learn.1 The…

Alumni Spotlight – Meet Kristin Heersema

Kristin-Heersema-Alumni

Kristin Heersema was always going to work with animals; she’s been riding horses since she was 6-years old and her first job, at the age of 14, was in a mom & pop pet shop. At 16, she went to work at PetSmart, becoming Store Manager before concentrating on her studies at Carrington College…

Spotlight on: Medical laboratory technicians

Medical laboratory technicians have an important role to play in health care.

If completing labs was your favorite part of science class, then becoming a medical laboratory technician may be right for you. Because the quality of care a doctor or nurse is able to give a patient is often determined by test results, medical laboratory technicians have an important role to…