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      Phlebotomy Technician Trends for 2020

      Phlebotomy technicians draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, medical procedures, and research. This role requires both technical and soft skills—technical skills to get a successful draw and avoid preanalytical errors, and soft skills to help patients feel comfortable and safe.

      This specialist position changes as healthcare evolves. Take a look at a few phlebotomy technician employment trends we uncovered in our 2020 Industry Outlook research. Be sure to download the full summary PDF at the bottom of this article for more insights!

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      Our Commitment and Opportunity to Listen and Learn

      An important message from our Ascend Learning CEO

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      Didn't Pass the Exam? Check Your P360 Vitals™

      If you didn't pass your NHA certification exam, you might be feeling discouraged. It happens, and the best thing you can do is prepare and try again.

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      Tips for Your Patient Care Technician Job Search

      Patient Care Technicians/Assistants (CPCT/A) are critical in helping provide the day-to-day care that some patients require. This job requires a broad range of knowledge and skills, and is a vital role in caring for patients — especially those with chronic conditions.

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      5 Tips for Creating Calm for Your Family When You are an Essential Healthcare Worker

      When your role in healthcare is to perform work involving the safety of human lives, you are considered essential. Healthcare professionals just like you are continuously in the news surrounded by feel-good stories, fearful stories, and everything in-between. As healthcare workers serving on the frontlines of COVID-19, how do you bring your best self to work without leaving your family in a constant state of worry?

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      3 Resources to Help Healthcare Workers Stay Up-to-Date on COVID-19

      There are plenty of headlines in our 24-hour news cycle sharing the latest information about COVID-19. But, as a healthcare professional, you may feel like you need more in-depth information to help you prepare to work with or near patients, now and in the future.

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      6 Resources for Allied Health Job Seekers

      When starting your allied health job search, it can be challenging to know where to begin. The good news is that there are a lot of resources available; the downside is that it can be overwhelming to comb through it all.

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      What does a hospital pharmacy technician do?

      Pharmacy technician employers can be grouped into four main categories: community pharmacies (retail pharmacies), specialty pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies and hospital pharmacies.

      Education and certification requirements for these roles roles can largely be the same with some extra emphasis placed on specific tasks based on the working environment. However, the day-to-day tasks of a pharmacy technician in a hospital are unique to that environment.

      Whether you're currently working in a community or retail pharmacy and considering making a career change, or you're working toward your CPhT certification and are trying to decide which working environment would best suit you, it's helpful to know some key differences.

      Here are 5 tasks unique to pharmacy technicians working in a hospital setting.

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      More Healthcare Job Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

      We shared seven common healthcare job interview questions with expert advice on how to answer them in the original post: Healthcare Job Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them). But the truth is, there are more than seven common questions to prepare for.

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      Why CEHRS is a Valuable Credential for Healthcare Workers

      Medical offices and hospitals rely on electronic health records (EHRs) to securely and accurately document patient information. They depend on these systems to organize patient data, medical records, and treatment histories. This information is all critical to patient safety and satisfaction, which is why tech-savvy professionals with EHR knowledge and skills are highly sought after by healthcare employers.

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