I researched the roles and contributions of a physician assistant in the medical field. I did not realize how much physician assistants could do until I researched it. Also, the contributions that physician assistants make go unnoticed by many, they are trained to be just as proficient as physicians. For my product extension, I learned how to do back exercises on a pain management patient, and I will have a demonstration video with a handout. I may intend to pursue a career being a physician assistant, but if I later change my mind, I will pursue a career in dentistry.
Because CST are vital to hospitals and outpatient surgical centers, they would not be able to start their own clinic. Central supply technicians, also called Sterile Processing Technicians, are essential to hospitals and surgical centers. For the most part a central supply technician’s job is to clean and sterilise medical instruments. Depending on what unit they work in, their tasks differ.
Regulations, Standards, and Ordinances The Vet Center is a rental property that is being use by their employees to conduct their daily operations. The facility falls under Charleston VA Medical Center and must adhere to their Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) and local ordinances. The VA Medical Center security inspects the property on an annually basis. If requested, security personnel will visit the site for any issues or problems. RECOMMENDATION: The facility does not have any written regulation posted or available on site other than their SOP.
Maintaining a positive environment for patients while they wait to see a physician or other health care provider is important. The environment is not just the reception area itself, but the professional appearance of the staff. (Carlene Harrison, 2010) Location and Services A new small one-floor 10 room obstetrician/gynecology office is being open in a suburban area a couple miles from the areas local hospital. This one-floor office building includes; reception/waiting room, 1 administrative office, 2 exam rooms, 2 doctor’s office,
A Medical Administrative assistant is basically the heart of the medical profession. An Administrative MA performs general tasks needed to operate a DR. office such as handling appointments, recording patient’s information, answering the phone, and sometimes billing and accounting. Three specialties a medical assistant may choose to advance their career in are: Medical Assistant Instructor, Medical office manager, Lead medical assistant.
At my physician office, the staff always dress and act professionally. I have been going to my physician since I was 6, I have even job shadowed my physician. I do not recall a time my physician or his staff has ever been unprofessional. They are always dressed in scrubs or business casual. As a medical assistant, you can ensure your professional appearance by a few steps: always wear scrubs
A 1- The one question or decision relevant to a Hospital business that I will answer by collecting and analyzing a set of data is: Is there a relationship to the number of hours a Registered Nurse (RN) works and patient safety? RNs are the main caregivers to the patient. They
LPN stands for Licensed Practical Nurse. These caregivers, primarily take vitals and help bathe, change, and keep patients comfortable. Furthermore, they assemble medical equipment and take care of patient’s feeding tubes and oxygen supplies. Appealing to potential nurses is the fact that it only takes between 12-18 months to complete the program at most technical and community colleges. The coursework focuses on biology, pharmacology, and supervised clinicals.
An example of this is the inventory by Johnson, Coscarelli, & Johnson (2007) that assesses rational and intuitive decision making. The second perspective is clinical decision making that is guided by technical knowledge in a particular field (Charles, Gafni, & Whelan, 1999). The aim of this study is to assess the leadership styles and decision-making practices amongst physicians-in-training in Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ife-Ife with a view to compare the association between their leadership styles and decision-making styles. An understanding of the influence of leadership skills of physicians on how they make personal and medical/clinical decisions will help to know areas of deficiencies. This can feed into improvement of the curriculum of postgraduate medical education and ultimately help to create better health care
To attain entry level status as a registered medical assistant, you’ll need to take courses in medical office procedures, medical terminology and learn about medical insurance billing. You’ll also assist doctors with light clinical work. Courses in an accredited medical assistant program include anatomy and physiology, phlebotomy (the practice of drawing blood from patients), pathophysiology (the functional changes that indicate a disease), exam room procedures and electrocardiography. You’ll also learn about medical laws and ethics, and take an exam on this important aspect of medicine. Administrative duties include scheduling appointments and hospital procedures, filing medical records, greeting patients and handling
For my senior project I job shadowed a registered nurse on the Acute Rehab floor at Mercy General Hospital. My goals for senior project were to learn the basic skills a nurse needs to help a patient and to learn how to interact with different types of personalities. My mentor for my project was Michelle Whitten, she has been a nurse for two and a half years. Michelle has a B.S in nursing and a B.A in human development. She is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR, Basic Life Support BLS, Advanced cardiac life support ACLS, Pediatric Advanced Life Support PALS, Cardiac Monitoring, MPR, and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse CRRN.
The physician assistants need to qualify through a general medical examination. They are not required to complete any residency. The examination they need to clear is known as PANCE. Whereas, the nurse practitioners have to qualify through a more specific examination related to some particular medical field, examples of such fields are geriatrics, paediatrics and so on. Physician assistants can prescribe medicines, but the nurse practitioners need to apply at the state level to obtain the permission for prescribing medications.
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm Health Information Specialist A health information specialist provides clerical support for assigned departments. Where ever they work, they scan, sort and distribute medical reports and records to avoid processing delays and meet established requirements. They are responsible for analyzing medical documentation to ensure the