Conventional medical approaches are often complemented by therapies that are referred to as alternative medicine. Many forms of alternative medicines have found their way into the mainstream of the medical community and are used to treat disorders, relieve symptoms and improve quality of life, especially through pain management. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a government agency, continues (along with other reputable entities) to conduct scientific studies focusing on the safety and effectiveness of alternative therapies. Healthcare professionals should be aware of the various forms of complementary and alternative medicines and gather information from the patient about any alternative therapies being used.
Medical Coding is one of the most desired fields, offering the freedom to work at your own pace in your choice of environments. Medical coders review patient notes, evaluate physician's codes, and often research to assign accurate codes. As an invaluable part of any healthcare team, medical coders essentially ensure that physicians and healthcare facilities are compensated for their services. This course will provide an in depth look at the world of being a medical coder. The course will explore two of the largest industry certification providers, AHIMA and AAPC, and take a look at the different certifications available. With the interactive activities and quiz, this course will allow you to determine if stepping into the world of Medical Coding is right for you!
Medical Assistants play a key role in Healthcare and are the backbone of most Healthcare facilities. With this live simulation, students will experience real life scenarios that Medical Assistants face everyday. Students are able to navigate through the simulation, interacting with different patients and performing different tasks. Each task assigned in this simulation will allow the student to progress further and complete the services to each patient. Each task within the scenarios much be completed correctly or you will be forced to return to the beginning of the scenario.
Communication in Healthcare is a course that provides a professional understanding of healthcare communications and the best practices for creating a positive and nurturing environment not only for patients but for co-workers as well. This course begins by giving an overview of how different forms of communication from verbal to body language effect communication in healthcare . It then dives deeper to explain the different types of discipline within a professional environment and how best to communicate these disciplinary actions. Finally it explains different standardized communication skills and how these skills guarantee precision and an environment where workers feel comfortable expressing their concerns.
In our Customer Service Survival Skills course, students will learn how to get to the heart of customer service; a challenging but not impossible achievement. Customers expect quality service and in return will provide loyalty. Businesses today understand that customer service loyalty contributes to the success and growth of a business. This is why it is important understand the importance in learning, developing and improving the skills needed to communicate effectively in a professional manner with customers.
Which types of skin disorders and dermatitis are most common? Which skin conditions are infectious? Which are cancerous? The answers to these questions are critical knowledge to the healthcare professionals in a dermatology setting. This course provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system and several common skin disorders that a healthcare professional may see in a dermatologist office. It is important for professionals to understand basic concepts in order to assist the dermatology specialist in this environment.
The demand for skilled pharmacy technicians is rapidly growing. If you are interested in a dynamic career in a high paced medical field, this course is for you. This course provides an overview of the history of pharmacology and the day to day responsibilities of a pharmacy technician in hospital and retail pharmacy settings. Common drugs and their uses, as well as how they are administered and possible interactions in the body are described. Patient confidentiality laws, including HIPPA and prescription regulations, such as who can prescribe medication are also discussed.
Becoming a Veterinary Assistant can be a rewarding career in which you have the potential to make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them. This course provides an overview of the history of veterinary medicine and the overall day to day operations in a hospital or clinic setting. You will be introduced to basic skills such as maintaining medical records, pet health care such as grooming and dental practices, and potential diseases that affect animals. The field of veterinary medicine is constantly growing and the job outlook is increasing. By taking our course, you will gain valuable knowledge about the field and its many opportunities!
This course provides an overview of the professional's role in an emergency within the medical office or clinic. Even though the facility is a medical one, treat the situation as an emergency by calling EMS services via 911 or following the protocol for the specific medical emergency. This course discusses how to handle selected emergencies prior to EMS arrival.
La atención al paciente siempre ha sido considerada como un modelo complejo. En la actualidad, los profesionales médicos van desde profesionales con licencia profesional a médicos, terapeutas respiratorios, enfermeras, etc. En este curso, cubriremos todo lo que cualquier profesional de la salud que trabaje en pediatría o con pacientes pediátricos deberá saber ... ya sea en una Práctica privada o entorno hospitalario. Comenzaremos por explorar las enfermedades más comunes que se encuentran en los pacientes pediátricos. A continuación, analizaremos la comunicación con los pacientes pediátricos y las barreras que complican dicha comunicación. Por último, desglosaremos los factores de desarrollo relacionados con la edad desde el nacimiento hasta los dieciocho años.
This course provides an overview of special needs of senior individuals involved with the physical, social, psychological, nutritional, and economic aspects of aging. As a healthcare professional, it is important to be aware of the various changes associated with aging and to assist patients in meeting needs and maintaining a high quality and healthy lifestyle.
Being a part of the healthcare industry offers numerous diverse career opportunities and benefits. Working in healthcare offers an inherent nobility by helping people when they need it most. A career in healthcare offers job stability, competitive compensation, and the opportunity for growth. The medical coding profession promises even more great opportunities by giving professionals the choice of work environments, numerous diverse specializations, flexibility in their schedule, and even the chance to become self-employed. This course provides the necessary fundamentals for starting a successful career in healthcare.