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How to Pass the PMAC Exam

Advance Your Medical Assisting Career by Earning the Podiatric Medical Assistant Certification Medical Assistants (MAs) can often find better jobs—or advance the position they already have—by earning optional certifications. Certification shows they possess the knowledge and skills needed to excel at their job. Some employers require these credentials for all new MAs. You’ll also find […]

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Step-by-Step Guide to Intubation

Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements involved with intubation. When someone cannot breathe independently, intubation can help save their life. Intubation is when a healthcare provider inserts a breathing tube through the patient’s mouth or nose into the trachea. This keeps the trachea open, allowing air to get into the lungs. The tube […]

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How to Pass the NCMA Exam

Advance Your Medical Assisting Career by Earning the National Certified Medical Assistant Certification Medical Assistants (MAs) can improve their new job prospects and opportunities for promotion by earning certification. Plus, only specified state licensed professionals can perform important functions like entering radiology, medication, and lab orders into the computerized provider order entry system. Many MAs […]

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How to Pass the CMA Exam

Advance Your Medical Assisting Career by Earning the Certified Medical Assistant Certification In the Medical Assisting field, there are several certifications that, although optional, can help prepare Medical Assistants (MAs) to secure the best jobs in the field. In addition, certification demonstrates to healthcare employers that an MA has acquired the knowledge and skills they need to […]

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How to Pass the CCMA Exam

Advance Your Medical Assisting Career by Earning the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Medical Assistants (MAs) can often find better jobs and advance their careers by earning optional certifications. Certification can demonstrate to potential healthcare employers that they possess the knowledge and skills needed to excel at their job. Some employers require these credentials for […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Patient Education and Counseling

Learn about the procedures and methods involved with patient education and counseling. In the healthcare universe, nurses usually have the most interaction with patients. They are often the point of contact between the hospital/medical team and the patient. As such, they have a crucial role in patient education and counseling. This is much more than […]