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A Rewarding Career in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic technologists, or radiographers, have very interesting and rewarding careers. Their job is exciting because they work with some of the most technologically advanced equipment in the healthcare industry as they care for patients of all ages, e...
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Dr. Robert Anders – What You’ll Need to Start Nursing School

Textbooks are a given. When you attend nursing school, you should be aware that your books will be expensive…and also very important for your learning. Don’t try to save money by not buying them. If you attend a nursing school, textbooks ma...
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A Career in Dental Hygiene Offers Many Reasons to Smile

The best way to put a smile on someone’s face might be by cleaning one. Dental hygienists, an integral part of a dental team, are the advocates of bright smiles and healthy gums. Education, prevention, and dental therapy are just a few of the many...
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Passion Grows for Passive Homes Using HVAC Technology

So-called “passive homes” typically are associated with Europe, where the concept of building super-insulated, airtight, energy-efficient homes has caught on. Although originally a product of the U.S. during the 1970’s energy crisis, p...
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Sterile Processing Techs Lead Fight Against Infections

Advances in medical technology have made surgeries safer. And as our population ages, more operations and procedures are being performed across America to treat a variety of illnesses. With this increase in surgeries, the demand for sterile processing t...
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Honest Nursing Advice for Those Considering the Profession

When considering nursing as a profession, the best nursing advice is to learn as much about the demands of the profession as possible. You then must be honest with yourself and examine how you feel about these demands. Some might be deal breakers, and i...
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Becoming a Nurse Administrator

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, through 2020 nursing will be one of the fastest growing professions in the labor force. Beyond solid employment prospects, another benefit of working in the nursing profession is the variety of work oppo...
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It’s Rad to Work in Rad Tech (Radiologic Technology)

By Craig Shephard, National Dean of Radiologic Technology at Fortis Thinking about a career in radiologic technology? If you’re the type who enjoys being on the cutting edge of technology and working with the latest advances in health care, then ...
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Surgical Technology Programs at Fortis Colleges and Institutes

To borrow an analogy:  if surgeons were superheroes, who would be their sidekicks? Behind the steady hands of a surgeon, you’ll often find a surgical technologist there to help make the surgery a success and win the day for the patient on the...
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Certification Requirements for Surgical Technologists Increasing

By Kevin M. Toole, National Dean of Surgical Technology and Sterile Processing Increasingly, more and more states are requiring surgical technologists to obtain a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credential in order to be employed. Currently, Idah...
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Dr. Robert Anders – Build Nursing Competency in Skills Lab

The heart of nursing is in clinical practice. The knowledge you gain in class is important, of course, but most important will be your nursing competency and skill. The competencies needed to provide care to patients will be learned in your skills lab a...
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Fortis Students “HIT” the Mark in Health Information Technology

A critical element of quality patient care is accurately maintaining health care records. Health Information Technicians help support patients and providers by performing important data and maintenance functions, including verifying treatment protocols,...
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Dr. Robert Anders – Now You’re Ready for Real Patients

As we’ve discussed, nursing schools typically guide students through three different modules of clinical practice – the skills lab, simulation, and practice with actual patients. The move to working with real people can be a bit daunting, but for nursin...
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Sometimes Nurses Need Help in Relieving Stress

Nurses provide 24-7 direct care to their patients and often must confront, on a very personal level, the limits of the outcomes medicine can actually deliver. When that happens, they can begin to feel helpless or start questioning whether they actually ...
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Dr. Robert Anders – Simulation Lab Creates Realistic Setting

Most nursing schools have simulation labs in addition to the skills lab. Once their students have been introduced to the skills lab, they’ll be ready to take that next step in their clinical practice right on campus. Human patient simulation has beco...
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Dental Assistants Help People Smile

It takes more than just knowing the names of dental instruments and equipment to be a dental assistant. What about listening and communicating? Believe it or not, both interpersonal and technical skills are needed as a dental assistant.  First, ...
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Massage Therapists Help Address Stress and Other Physical Conditions

Between late nights of studying and dedication, has anyone ever told you to just “relax” in college? Letting go of tension during a rigorous college program may be tough, but learning a skill to help others relax is one element of allied hea...
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How Caring are Nurses?

On occasion we’ve all seen a negative comment or observation about the level of care patients receive. Sometimes, a nurse may be the target. But, while no nurse can be perfect all the time, the evidence suggests nurses care strongly about their patients...
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The Future of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care

At a physicians’ conference not long ago, one doctor stood up to say, “Maybe we need more nurse practitioners in primary care.” While a number of physicians want to keep the “practice” of medicine to themselves, others see potential for change on the ho...
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Fortis Prepares Students For A Career In Medical Office Administration

Taking a trip to a medical office can be a stressful or scary process. Medical office administrators are the bridge between the doctor and the patient and can offer support and a smile to ease the experience. Knowledgeable and professional medical assis...
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