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20 Best Gift Ideas for the Special Dental Assistant in Your Life

Dental Assistants (DAs) are essential members of the healthcare team. They increase the efficiency of dentists in the delivery of patient care and perform a variety of tasks around the dental office. These tasks include assisting patients, taking X-rays, record keeping, and scheduling appointments. As a way to show our appreciation for the work of […]

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21 Best Gift Ideas for the Special Medical Assistant in Your Life

Medical Assistants (MAs) are the unsung heroes in the healthcare industry. Not only do they support physicians and nurses, but they act as patient advocates on a daily basis. As a way to celebrate the work of MAs and show our appreciation, we’ve created a list of outstanding gifts for the Medical Assistant in your […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Patient Counseling

Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for patient counseling Patient counseling is a universal skill possessed by nurses around the world. To create an ideal environment for their patients, nurses should develop a supportive relationship with them. Patients who are provided with the proper knowledge regarding their condition can make vital positive changes […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Ear Irrigation

Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for ear irrigation When wax builds in a patient’s ear canal, nurses may need to perform an ear irrigation. If performed incorrectly, ear irrigations can lead to adverse events such as infection and tympanic membrane perforation. Manually removing earwax with instruments like forceps requires adequate visualization, training, […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Catheterization

Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for catheterization. Inserting catheters is an essential skill that is often used in medical environments by nurses. Not only can nurses alleviate discomfort for patients with this procedure, but they can also send the urine samples they’ve gathered for further testing. These tests may look for crystals, […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Splints and Casts

Learn about the procedures, steps, risks, and requirements for splints and casts It takes plenty of time and practice to apply a splint or a cast. Both of these hard wraps are used to immobilize a part of a patient’s body that’s been injured. They support and protect any injured bones, ligaments, tendons, and other […]