Reminder: Spring Fling Open Enrollment Event for CNA Classes on Friday 4/26/19

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Come out and meet the instructors of Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School for an informational Spring Fling meeting and Open Enrollment event on Friday April 26, 2019 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Legacy Healthcare Careers’ address is 7100 Boulevard 26 #205, Richlans Hills TX 76180. Please RSVP to Ms. Kee L. Randall at (682)626-5266 or (682)313-6404 to confirm your attendance. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

This school is offering another round of 2-week certified nursing assistant (CNA) training classes that are scheduled to begin on Monday April 29, 2019. These 2-week CNA training programs have a scheduled graduation date of May 13, 2019. One is a day CNA class while the the other is a night CNA class. In addition, month-long weekend CNA classes are also offered at the school. Call (682)626-5266 for questions about class schedules.

Join the informative instructors of Legacy Healthcare Careers for an eye-opening and information-filled Friday afternoon. Learn about all the great things that come together to make Legacy Healthcare Careers so unique and such a good choice for healthcare career training. The fast track two-week nurse aide (CNA) training programs, flexible schedules, course offerings, other aftercare support programs will be featured.

Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with teachers and other students. Tours of the small family-owned campus are available too! This is an introduction to Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School for potential students. Join us for this unique opportunity to become acquainted with the instructors, have an on-the-spot tour of the school, and enroll in upcoming CNA classes.

This is an Open House event, as well as an Open Enrollment event. An open house is an event conducted at a place where its doors are opened to members of the public to let individuals take a look around and learn more about its offerings. Since this is also an Open Enrollment event, potential students should bring a picture ID, social security card, proof of education and $200 down payment to enroll in CNA classes on the spot.

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Spring Fling Open Registration Event for CNA Classes: April 26, 2019 2:00 to 5:00pm

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It is springtime! Legacy Healthcare Careers, a healthcare career training trade school with a campus location between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is hosting a Spring Fling Open Registration event on Friday April 26, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Legacy Healthcare Careers is located at 7100 Boulevard 26, Suite 205, Richland Hills TX 76180. As always, call (682)313-6404 or (682)626-5266 to RSVP and confirm your attendance.

Light refreshments, coffee, soda, bottled water and snacks will all be served at the Spring Fling event. The nurse aide program instructors will be there to address concerns and questions potential students have regarding CNA training. A weekend nurse aide (CNA) training class is going to start on Sunday, May 5th. Also, two CNA training classes, one for days and one for nights, are slated to start on Monday April 29, 2019.

Both programs that start on April 29th are two week CNA training classes with scheduled graduation dates of May 13th. The weekend CNA class that starts on May 5th is a month-long program that has a scheduled graduation date of June 3rd. As expected, these class schedules have been specially created to fit well into the lives of adult learners who have full time jobs and/or obligations outside the school setting.

The Spring Fling is an Open Registration event to enroll in CNA classes. To enroll, new students must have picture identification such as a drivers license, military ID, passport, school ID or state issued ID in addition to a social security card. Also, students will need to present proof of prior education such as a high school diploma, GED, school transcript, old report card, 8th grade diploma or any proof of completing the 8th (eighth) grade.

To register for either the weekend CNA classes or one of the two-week CNA programs, new students must put $200 down to hold their seat in school for the upcoming nurse aide training class of their choice. Forms of payment include cash, credit card, debit card, money orders, and cashiers checks. Furthermore, Legacy Healthcare Careers will set up flexible payment plans with as low as a $200 down payment to begin the next CNA class.

Legacy Healthcare Careers is a small, family-owned career training trade school with a number of happy graduates. The nurse aide programs are accredited by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). Legacy Healthcare Careers has regulation /approval to operate from the Career Schools and Colleges division of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Well, here is the burning question: why should adult learners opt to attend CNA classes at Legacy Healthcare Careers over other local career training schools? Firstly, we offer smaller class to ensure you learn. We offer genuine job placement assistance before students even graduate. We have aftercare support services as soon as students graduate such as resume preparation, CNA state test skills practice, and career coaching.

Are there any other convincing reasons to select Legacy Healthcare Careers over some of the other nurse aide /CNA training programs in the Dallas /Fort Worth metro area? The school’s convienient Mid Cities area campus can be easily reached by pupils who live in Dallas, Irving, Grand Prairie, Fort Worth, Denton, Arlington, Euless and nearby cities. Tuition, fees and overall cost of attendance are really low. We have CNA scholarships.

Every nurse aide student at Legacy Healthcare Careers must complete a 40-hour hands-on clinical practicum externship at a local healthcare center, extended care facility or skilled nursing facility. During this all-inclusive clinical practicum, many opportunities will arise to get hands-on practice with basic nursing care tasks and personal care procedural skills as students practice on real patients, residents and clients.

So, pick up the phone and call (682)626-5266 or (682)313-6404 to jump-start your legacies at Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School. We would love to see you in Legacy’s nurse aide (CNA) training classes soon.

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2019: April 21st through April 27th

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The third week of each April happens to be National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. So, what this celebration all about? National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW) is an observance that takes place once a year with the overarching goal of recognizing the hard-working lab technicians, medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play indispensable roles in each facet of the healthcare system.

This year (2019), the noble week-long observance is slated to be celebrated from April 21st through the end of the day on April 27th. In addition, the NMLPW observance has several goals associated with it. The first goal is to make the general public aware of the importance of the contributions of lab workers to the medical field and health system. Another goal is to recognize lab technicians for their diligent work.

A third goal is to spread awareness to other members of the healthcare community regarding the vital tasks that lab techs, histologists, pathologists and other lab workers perform on a day to day basis in their workplace roles. Unfortunately, many healthcare colleagues such as doctors, nurses and therapists may not know the specifics of lab professionals’ duties. Thus, NMLPW provides chances to fill these knowledge gaps.

An additional goal of NMLPW is to bestow upon the medical community and the public multiple opportunities to display their support, thankfulness and overall gratitude for the myriad of workplace tasks that lab professionals always do. The activities that lab techs and other professionals in the medical laboratory field perform are essential to the well-being and proper diagnoses of millions of patients in the United States.

A number of differing actions can be taken by the members of the public and medical colleagues to show their steadfast support for and respectful observance of NMLPW 2019. Some of these actions have been listed below, and all of them are very much doable. No action that is listed will take more than a few minutes of a person’s valuable time, so support the hard-working lab professionals.

  • Utilize the #LABWEEK hash tag on a regular basis during the last two weeks of April in order to spread awareness of the NMLPW observance on social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Do some self-education on the multitude of workplace roles that exist in medical labs. Some of these roles include the medical laboratory scientist, medical lab technician, phlebotomist (a.k.a. phlebotomy technician), hospital lab microbiologist, histologist, and so forth.
  • Send “thank-you” greeting cards to various hospital labs and medical laboratories in the local area. Address the greeting cards to the laboratory workers and/or laboratory department if you plan to mail them. The lab professionals at your local hospital system will appreciate these displays of gratitude.
  • Donate blood and/or plasma if possible. Virtually all medical lab professionals are fully aware of the sheer importance of keeping the blood supply replenished. The public’s continual donations of blood and blood products such as plasma will be greatly appreciated due to their life-saving potential.

RESOURCES

Clinical Laboratory Management Association. (2019). Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) April 21-27, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019, from http://www.clma.org/labweek

2-Week Day and Night CNA Classes Start Monday 4/29/19 in Dallas/ Fort Worth!

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Legacy Healthcare Careers, a family-owned career training school in the Mid Cities area of the Dallas /Fort Worth Metro area, offers another round of 2-week certified nursing assistant (CNA) training classes starting on Monday April 29, 2019. These 2-week CNA training programs have a scheduled graduation date of May 13, 2019. One is a day CNA class. The other is a night CNA class. Weekend CNA classes are also offered here.

Most or all enrolled students will be able to continue to work their full-time jobs while they attend the 2-week CNA training program classes at Legacy Healthcare Careers. Another plus is that these nurse aide training classes are conveniently offered during both the daytime and evening hours, thereby allowing students to pick the schedule that works out the best for them. Call (682)626-5266 to get more information.

Legacy Healthcare Careers is a cost-effective, small trade school that had been initially founded with the fire and drive to create a newer crop of competent, passionate and caring entry-level healthcare workers. The staff of Legacy Healthcare Careers is very much committed to providing new nursing assistants with the training that will serve as the foundation to the rest of their blossoming careers in the medical sector. 

The school’s centrally located Mid Cities campus will be convenient to those who live in Fort Worth, Dallas, Denton, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving and other communities in and around the DFW metro area. The 2-week day and evening CNA classes have been specially made to fit into the unique lifestyles of busy adult learners while still leaving plenty of valuable time to spend with loved ones and friends on weekends.

Legacy Healthcare Careers is a good school that has produced multiple happy, gainfully employed graduates. The nurse aide training programs are accredited by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). The school has full regulation and approval to operate from the Career Schools and Colleges division of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Please feel free to visit http://www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.com for more information or to submit an online application for the purpose of enrolling in one of the CNA training programs. Interested persons can also pick up the phone and call Legacy Healthcare Careers at (682)626-5266 or the 24-hour hotline at (682)313-6404 for more info on all the great things that the school has to offer. Job placement assistance is available to grads.

Financial Options to Pay for Career Training School

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Let’s be real: many people do not like their dead-end jobs and badly want to enter a career pathway in a rapidly growing sector such as the medical field. Vocational school career training programs offer a convenient and affordable way for prospective students to retrain for a new career without devoting a huge amount of money or time. In fact, many trade school career training programs only take a few weeks or months to finish.

Nevertheless, the frequently occurring issue of a lack of funds is faced by some potential students who want to enroll at vocational career training schools. Even though many pupils would like to enroll, they often do not attend since they do not have the money to pay for career training classes out of pocket. A sizable number of potential trade school students either live from paycheck to paycheck or deal with other financial obligations.

The majority of prospective students who want to retrain for new careers surely have the potential to be successful and thrive in their chosen occupational paths. However, the unfortunate reality is that not too many of these students have the ability to self-fund the tuition and fees associated with vocational and career training trade schools. Also, the education sector is kept alive by the presence of students who want to learn.

We earnestly believe that good students should not be forced to miss out on great opportunities to obtain high quality career training that will enhance their lives and result in more optimal job prospects. Thus, we introduce several options to help pay for career retraining in the vocational school setting. These options include flexible payment plans and in-house financing.

Flexible payment plans allow students to start attending school with a small down payment. Under the terms of the payment plan, the remaining balance can be paid off over time without any credit checks or interest accrual. Legacy Healthcare Careers, a small trade school with healthcare training programs in the DFW area of Texas, offers flexible payment plans with as little as $200 down and no credit check for approval.

In-house financing is another way for prospective students to fund their career retraining efforts. In many instances the application process is simple with minimal paperwork, easy forms, and straightforward terms. The application process is usually expedited for in-house financing. In most cases the lender can provide 30 second approvals and transfer money into the pupil’s account in 7 business days or less.

Again, great students should not continue to miss out on opportunities to receive good career training that will lead to higher income, less stress and more occupational mobility in the employment market. Options to help cover the cost of career training in the vocational school setting include flexible payment plans and in-house financing. Do not allow your dreams to enter the medical field go unfulfilled due to lack of money.

Call Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School at (682)626-5266 to retrain for a new career as a nursing assistant (CNA) in two weeks in the DFW metroplex area of Texas.

April: Alcohol Awareness Month!

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Alcohol is a substance that undeniably has a number of direct and indirect affects on the health system in the United States as well as around the world. Furthermore, April happens to be Alcohol Awareness Month. Due to the reality that alcohol has such a notably profound impact on all facets of the healthcare system, a posting about Alcohol Awareness Month 2019 seems timely and appropriate.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) created Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987 for the targeted purpose of spreading knowledge and awareness about the topics of alcohol, problem drinking, alcohol abuse, alcohol addiction, and recovery. In addition, Alcohol Awareness Month was created to lessen the stigma and negative connotations associated with addiction to alcohol.

Approximately 17.6 million persons are afflicted with alcohol use disorders or alcohol dependence (Facing Addiction With NCADD, 2019). As aspiring medical professionals and workers in the healthcare system, the likelihood of encountering patients and families impacted by alcohol abuse is high. Thus, healthcare workers should educate themselves about issues that revolve around alcohol misuse, alcoholism, and recovery.

To observe Alcohol Awareness Month, people can do their part by helping to spread some knowledge and awareness regarding alcohol usage. The various social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will surely be filled with informational posts, articles and pictures regarding Alcohol Awareness Month. Furthermore, people can utilize the #AlcoholAwareness hashtag when posting on social media apps.

Remember the following truths: even when an individual believes he or she is alone in the world, rest assured that someone is always around to offer help. Therefore, let’s be there to either provide help or obtain it if needed. After all, be mindful that it is never too late to make more healthful lifestyle changes and address addictions or problematic patterns. No one is alone in the uphill fight for a better, sober life.

REFERENCES

Facing Addiction With NCADD. (2019). Alcohol Awareness Month – April 2019. Retrieved April 12, 2019, from https://www.facingaddiction.org/resources/alcohol-awareness-month?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTmpReU5HTTRaakJtT1RJeSIsInQiOiJweWtJQjI4b0xUbVBrMDZvKzZGVmpVZVhtUE12NEpKRkI4aHo2azRZRkVZOE5OcnlNOFRrZkQrMWNna1wvQXdLWDQzT3o5YnNvMG40YlFzUTVFdjA5Nm9CWElWU3dEQlFjeHMzTWVwQjlZSVRrRENKeDdRbXhxcXNiTE5vam9WQThrOUNrMzQyVDlWcnRZUFwvQ2VNcWJudz09In0%3D

Upcoming Weekend-Only CNA Class Starts Sunday 5/5/2019!

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Legacy Healthcare Careers, a small vocational career-training school in the Mid Cities area of the Dallas /Fort Worth Metroplex, is pleased to offer an upcoming weekend-only certified nursing assistant (CNA) training class with a start date of Sunday May 5, 2019. This weekend CNA training program is approximately one month long and has a scheduled graduation date of June 3, 2019.

Prospective students will be able to continue to work their full-time jobs while enrolled in the weekend CNA training program at Legacy Healthcare Careers. In addition, these nurse aide training classes have been conveniently scheduled to be in session every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, enabling students to have the rest of the week off. Call (682)626-5266 for more information or to begin the enrollment process.

Legacy Healthcare Careers is a practical, affordable family-owned school that was initially founded with the internal passion to cultivate a new generation of competent, caring and compassionate entry-level healthcare workers. The staff of Legacy Healthcare Careers is deeply committed to providing nursing assistants with the training that shall serve as the foundation to their careers in the medical sector. 

The school’s Mid Cities location is convenient to those who live in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving and other communities in and around the DFW metro area. The weekend evening classes have been specially crafted to fit into the unique lifestyles of busy adult learners while still leaving plenty of precious time to spend with family and friends on weekend mornings.

Legacy Healthcare Careers’ nurse aide training programs are accredited by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). Additionally, the school has full regulation and approval to operate from the Career Schools and Colleges division of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) in Austin, Texas.

Visit http://www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.com for more information or to submit an online admission application. Also, feel free to call Legacy Healthcare Careers at (682)626-5266 or the 24-hour hotline at (682)313-6404 for additional information.

Healthcare Workplace Spotlight: Managing Difficult People

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No matter where we work, we will surely have encounters with difficult people. However, healthcare workplaces can be home to high-pressure environments that do not always bring out the very best in the individuals that work in them. Factors such as stress, snap decisions, illness, and organizational hierarchies can all contribute to disillusionment that may lead to difficult behaviors from some people.

Some healthcare workers might have the terrible misfortune of working with a condescending boss, control-freak supervisor, micromanaging chief nurse officer, whiny coworker, mean-spirited patients or their verbally abusive family members and visitors. Regrettably, these folks are all relatable characters that are intertwined in the day to day theatrics of the modern healthcare workplace.

Medical-oriented workplaces such as healthcare facilities can be intensely stressful, so it is not particularly shocking that this type of environment does not always bring out the most noble qualities in people. In addition, those who do work in the healthcare sector have probably experienced more than one instance in which the difficult conduct of coworkers or managers has resulted in hard feelings long after the offending event.

Without further delay, if a healthcare worker happens to have a coworker or boss who is horribly difficult to manage in the workplace, here is a list of tips to help cope with the situation.

  • Make sure you are not becoming part of the problem. It is okay to complain as long as you come up with solutions to the issues you complain about. However, be careful to avoid falling into the trap of becoming a whiny complainer.
  • Tactfully confront the difficult coworker. During the confrontation, state the facts without becoming overly emotional. Communicate as assertively as possible. Take care to not become aggressive or passive in this confrontation.
  •  Focus more on the behavior and less on the difficult person. In reality, people usually are not the core problem. In fact, their behaviors are the problem.
  • Be future-oriented. Do not dwell on past occurrences. Do not continually revisit a difficult coworker’s past. After all, difficult people cannot change the past. Rather, they can only make alterations to their future behaviors.
  • Manage your expectations of others. Ask yourself if your expectations are truly realistic. If your expectations of proper healthcare workplace decorum and behaviors are too lofty, you might need to adjust them accordingly.

Good luck to every healthcare worker who is dealing with the hot-button subject of difficult coworkers. Please be aware that you are not alone in the fight to manage peoples’ difficult behaviors and habits.

REFERENCES

Employee Development Systems. (2007). Dealing With Difficult People: Participant Workbook. Retrieved April 9, 2019, from http://www.employeedevelopmentsystems.com/media/pdfs/DealingWithDifficultPeople.pdf

Four Reasons Healthcare Workers are Crucial!

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Healthcare workers are of the utmost importance here in the United States as well as around the globe. Healthcare workers include every single person in the health system who delivers care either directly or on an indirect basis. Those who fall under the realm of healthcare workers would include physicians, nurses, physical therapists, patient care technicians, nursing assistants, physicians assistants, and other types of clinicians.

Why are healthcare workers so important? They are crucial for a number of compelling reasons. For one, they serve as patient advocates. Advocacy, defined as the earnest promotion of a cause, is an activity that healthcare workers routinely perform. Clinicians who render patient care regularly advocate for their patients to ensure that all of their needs regarding health are met in a timely manner. Effective advocacy requires a set of soft skills in addition to a degree of social finesse.

In addition, healthcare workers are crucial since they provide education to patients, families, communities and entire populations. Healthcare workers educate people on how to prevent health problems. They teach people how to properly manage disease processes, too. It is essential that patients receive education on proper disease management since dealing with chronic illness in the right manner can ward off deadly complications.

Moreover, healthcare workers are very significant because they deliver the ongoing care, assessment and observation that makes the ultimate difference in the outcomes of patients. In fact, competent healthcare workers are quite possibly the most vital elements in the recovery or stability of a patient’s health status (Stevens, 2009). In essence, healthcare workers provide patient care and keenly observe for changes in condition.

Finally, healthcare workers are important due to the therapeutic relationships they establish with patients. Healthcare workers do things to build relationships with clients that are cemented by trust, rapport, warmth, caring, compassion, human connection and honesty. These elements help patients feel confident and reassured regarding the care they are receiving. Patients will be more likely to care about their health statuses when they perceive that their health workers care.

Again, why are healthcare workers so crucial? They are important because they engage in patient advocacy. They are important since they provide lifesaving patient education. They are important because they deliver care and simultaneously observe for changes in patients’ conditions. They are important because they develop therapeutic relationships with patients that demonstrate caring, warmth and the ultimate level of compassion.

Become a healthcare worker in just a couple of weeks at Legacy Healthcare Careers! People in the Dallas /Fort Worth area of Texas can call (682)626-5266 to get started and be on their way to an exciting healthcare career! Train to become a nursing assistant in two weeks at Legacy Healthcare Careers, a small vocational school located in the DFW area suburb of Richland Hills, Texas. Job placement assistance is available.

RESOURCES

Community Tool Box. (2018). Overview: Getting an Advocacy Campaign off the Ground. Retrieved April 8, 2019, from https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/advocacy/advocacy-principles/overview/main

Stevens, A. (2009, June). What Role Do Healthcare Workers Play in Determining Quality Care? Retrieved April 8, 2019, from http://blog.sunbeltstaffing.com/medical-ethics/what-role-do-healthcare-workers-play-in-determining-quality-care/

Definition of Job Placement Assistance

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First of all, let’s start with a working definition of what job placement assistance is. Job placement assistance is a cluster of services, either formalized or informal, that focuses on the placement of people into jobs and formal employment. Job placement assistance can entail activities such as help with searching for job openings, career training, or adding names of hiring managers and business owners to one’s professional network.

The array of services that fall under the wide umbrella of job placement assistance are done to boost the chances that participating persons will successfully make the crucial transition from career training to actual jobs and gainful employment. After all, people who ask for job placement assistance want to be put into paid jobs. Thus, job placement assistance helps job seekers with their ultimate goal of securing employment.

A number of varied activities can be considered job placement assistance. For instance, attendance in job preparedness courses, completion of basic skills training, and receipt of support services can all be regarded as job placement assistance since these activities increase the likelihood that participants will land gainful employment. Other activities include the provision of an updated bulletin board with active job openings.

Legacy Healthcare Careers, a small vocational school in the Dallas /Fort Worth area of Texas, offers a variety of specific services that fall under the realm of job placement assistance. Firstly, the school offers fast, affordable career training in high-demand healthcare occupations. Second of all, the kind staff has direct partnerships with multiple local employers that can lead to potential placement in paid jobs in the healthcare field.

Third of all, Legacy Healthcare Careers offers a number of helpful aftercare services to former students who have previously graduated from one of the school’s healthcare career training programs. These aftercare services include targeted activities such as resume preparation, ongoing skills review, career advice, and possible introductions to community stakeholders who will want to hire graduates.

Call Legacy Healthcare Careers at (682)626-5266 to enroll in the 2-week nursing assistant (CNA) training program. Jump-start your legacy!