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How to Pass the RMA Exam

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

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Step-by-Step Master’s Guide to Tracheostomy Care

Learn the procedures, risks, and requirements of tracheostomy care. When a patient’s breathing is either blocked or severely reduced, it may be necessary to perform a tracheostomy to deliver oxygen directly to the lungs through a hole in the neck. The entry hole and breathing tube are known as tracheostomy. While a surgeon performs the […]

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Step-by-Step Master’s Guide to Blood Transfusions

Learn the procedures, risks, and requirements of blood transfusions. Whether a patient has lost blood during surgery or injury or an illness is preventing the proper production of blood, a blood transfusion can correct the situation. A transfusion introduces donated blood into the patient’s circulatory system. Blood transfusions are safe and rarely involve complications. As a […]

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Step-by-Step Master’s Guide to Urinary Catheterization

Learn the procedures, risks, and requirements of catheterization. While patients may not be fond of having a catheter placed into their bladder, it’s a necessary procedure for emptying the bladder. For a nurse, becoming proficient with urinary catheterization is an essential skill that goes beyond keeping patients comfortable. Testing urine taken through catheterization can be […]

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How to Pass the NCLEX-RN Exam

The Complete Study Guide to Help You Pass the NCLEX-RN Exam the First Time If you’re a nursing student currently working on completing your educational program, you’ve no doubt heard the term NCLEX. You may already know that it’s the name of the nursing exam you will eventually need to take in order to work […]

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What Do Nurses Do?

Discover the Most Common Nursing Duties and Responsibilities The role of the nurse occupies a beloved spot in our collective human psyche. From the famous historical figures of Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton to popular TV nurses such Margaret Houlihan on M.A.S.H. or Abby Lockhart on ER, nursing is a high-profile profession. But beyond taking […]