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Care + Career

Resources, news and fun for NHA certification candidates and alumni.

New CE to Develop Communication Skills in Healthcare



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New CE for Successful Pediatric Blood Collections


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New CE: Radiology Series

This series represents a variety of radiology topics that apply to health care professionals working in the industry. Certificants will learn about the types of professionals that take x-rays, different medical imaging modalities and what anatomical structures can be viewed with each modality as well as ways to protect themselves and the patient against excessive radiation. To learn more about each specific offering, read the individual descriptions for each module.


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New CE: Specialty Series

This series addresses four different specialties and focuses on a specific condition/disease associated with that specialty. The specialties include OB-GYN, Cardiology, Dermatology and Pediatrics.  Read individual descriptions associated with each one.              


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4 Reasons Why You Should Be Proud to Be an MA

Medical Assistants Recognition Week 2019 has just begun, and there’s never been a better time to be a medical assistant (MA)!

The healthcare field is always growing, and so is the role of the medical assistant. There are more MAs working on healthcare teams, creating new opportunities and responsibilities. Now more than ever, MAs should take pride in what they do and here are four reasons why.

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New CE: Allied Health Advocacy

Allied health professionals are essential to the process of delivering quality patient care. Join us to see how allied health professionals make a critical difference in the health and well being of patients.                          


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Transforming the Patient Experience through Health Coaching

Most organizations are taking new and alternative approaches to address overwhelmed practitioners and frustrated patients who suffer from chronic conditions. A new model of healthcare being introduced into primary care practices uses a team-based approach and relies widely on health coaches to support the patient and the provider. Health coaches offer support and guidance to the patient transforming their experience and overall wellness.

In this video presentation, Jessica Langley, Executive Director of Education and Advocacy for NHA, discusses the benefits of health coaching, as well as opportunities for MAs to expand their role, by offering the provider a greater level of support, while working alongside patients and families to become more proactive in their healthcare.                                                


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Planting Roots in Team-Based Care: From People to Practice


Has your organization planted roots in a team-based care delivery model? Whether you’re working towards transitioning to a team-base care model, or you’ve made the transition but you’re looking for solutions to unify your team to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible, then this session could be just what you and your organization are searching for.                                 


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Immunization Series: From Childhood to Adulthood

Vaccinations help protect children and adults from diseases. Which ones are given when? What happens if a child gets off schedule?

Our latest Continuing Education (CE) series features three separate interactive modules which include immunizations given during different age intervals, types of immunity, barriers to vaccination and more.

Certificate holders can pick and choose which modules they are interested in based on their area of specialty. Each module is freestanding which means you don’t need one module to move onto the next.


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Why It's Important for Allied Health Workers to Stack their Credentials

In the allied health professions there is a continuous trend of professionals stacking, or obtaining more than one credentials. Medical assistants getting their Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential and stack it with a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) credential. Medical administrators, get both credentials as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) and a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). But, what is the value of stacking credentials for allied health professionals?

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