In the bustling world of American healthcare, one of the most underappreciated, yet vital roles, is that of a medical assistant. Medical assistants are, in many ways, the adhesive that holds medical offices and facilities together. They are crucial members of a doctor’s staff who help with a varying mix of both administrative and clinical tasks – they are jacks of many trades. Some of the tasks they typically perform include checking blood pressure, escorting patients through the facility, sanitizing equipment and scheduling patients’ appointments.
Electricity is one of the greatest commodities we’ve been able to harness. It’s hard to imagine life today without it, as electricity powers many of the tools and conventions that make our lives much easier. However, it can also be very dangerous, which is why there are electrical codes to follow when constructing buildings and installing electrical components. Complying with these codes helps greatly reduce the risk of fires caused by electricity.
Austin Rudnicki’s belt buckle is a constant reminder of where he came from, what he has achieved and what he has yet to accomplish. To him, the buckle passed down from his great-grandfather says “electrician.” Rudnicki is a 2016 graduate of Coyne College’s Electrical Construction and Maintenance program and now proudly wears that belt.
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Working as an electrician is an occupation that is not without its own set of dangers. Depending on the setting in which electricians work, they face conditions with the potential of bodily injury. With this in mind, below are five of the most extreme jobs electricians perform and the dangers those jobs pose to their health.
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An increase in national infrastructure spending could end up being a benefit for laborers in the skilled trades needed to complete upgrades. In the coming years, much of the nation’s infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, buildings and other structures, will require some degree of repair or flat-out replacement.
Medical assistants are key cogs in the functioning of medical offices and facilities all across the country. Essentially jacks of many medical office trades, medical assistants perform a variety of tasks that doctors couldn’t get done on their own. Although medical assisting is an endpoint for some, for many others it is merely the first step of an evolution into becoming a more specialized member of the healthcare workforce.
"I tell my students to be professional at all times and to have initiative when in the work field", hear more from our Medical Assistant instructor Dr. Maria Natividad! Learn more about the Medical Assistant program at Coyne College and her advice to students!
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February is American Heart Month. First proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, the month is dedicated to increasing the awareness of heart health and creating a culture in which making heart-healthy life choices are encouraged. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans and is undoubtedly a health risk that needs to be addressed.
In a win for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and patients, the Chicago City Council Finance Committee approved legislation that would limit pharmacists to filling a maximum of 10 prescriptions per hour. The measure was approved by the committee back in October of 2017 and also guarantees pharmacists meal and bathroom breaks.