Affordable Medical Assistant Training Program Coming Soon!

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Medical assisting is one of the most rapidly growing allied healthcare career pathways in the United States according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The various reasons for the explosive growth in medical assistant job openings include the rising number of healthcare facilities, population changes, and a steady supply of elderly individuals who will require hands-on care from allied healthcare professionals.

Legacy Healthcare Careers, a small family-owned school in the Mid Cities area of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, offers one of the few affordable medical assistant training programs in North Texas. Tuition and fees for the program amount to less than $2,000. This is extremely affordable when compared to other trade schools that charge $15,000 or more in tuition and fees.

The medical assistant role is multifaceted. Individuals who work as medical assistants tend to possess a wide repertoire of duties and skills to function at their places of employment. In essence, medical assistants can be cross-trained to work in virtually any healthcare facility and medical specialty. They have been specially trained to complete clinical and administrative tasks such as:

  • measurement and and documentation of vital signs
  • administration of injections and other medications
  • venipuncture (blood withdrawal) and capillary puncture
  • collection and processing of specimens
  • rooming patients for physical examinations
  • preparing patients for medical office procedures
  • gathering clean supplies and equipment for procedures
  • obtaining patients’ health histories
  • charting information in patients’ medical records
  • communication with insurance companies

Call 682.626.5266 for more information on the enrollment process, start dates, times and class schedules. Jump-start your legacy at Legacy Healthcare Careers.

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Fort Worth Area Medication Aide Training Classes Start 8/20/2019

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Finally, after many months of preparation, bureaucratic red tape and patient waiting, the medication aide training program at Legacy Healthcare Careers Training School is open to the public and accepting new students for enrollment. Legacy Healthcare Careers’ medication aide program is approximately 9 weeks long with a start date of August 20th and a graduation date of October 17th, 2019.

Call (682)626-5266 to enroll, or visit the school at 7505 Glenview Drive, Suite 1, N. Richland Hills TX 76180 for a tour of the modern facilities. The medication aide training program at Legacy Healthcare Careers is affordable. It is also legitimate because it is approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the state Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Students who enroll in the medication aide training class will attend class for two to three days per week on a part time basis, thereby allowing these people to continue to work their full-time jobs in the healthcare field while they complete their studies. Tuition and fees are affordable, and flexible payment plans are available to those who need additional time to pay.

Classes are taught in strict accordance with the Texas-approved curriculum for medication aides. Also, classes include a blend of different instructional methods such as group discussions, lecture, lab demonstrations, clinical externship, DVDs, films, and so forth. The nonjudgmental environment and small class sizes at Legacy Healthcare Careers are extremely conducive to learning.

All medication aide courses are taught by registered nurse (RN) instructors with many years of clinical and practical experience in the healthcare sector. These instructors are kind, knowledgeable, resourceful, and most of all, they want the to ensure the pinnacle of success for all students who walk through the doors. At Legacy Healthcare Careers, the success of students is a top priority.

Place a call to (682)626-5266 or (682)313-6404 to enroll, or feel free to visit the school at 7505 Glenview Drive, Suite 1, N. Richland Hills TX 76180 for a comprehensive tour that will be conducted by a member of our friendly staff. Also, Legacy Healthcare Careers continues to offer nurse aide (CNA) training classes. The next two-week CNA training class begins on July 29th, 2019 and ends on August 12th.

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: June 26th

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The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a global observance that takes place on the 26th day of June during each year, was started back in 1987. The overall goal of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is to increase awareness regarding the societal ills and other problems that often arise due to the use, trafficking and sales of illegal substances.

According to the International Narcotics Control Board (2018), the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is an annual reminder of the significance of worldwide efforts to prevent and alleviate suffering caused by drug abuse and  trafficking as well as the importance of assuring access to controlled substances for medical and scientific use.

Drug abuse and trafficking can be terribly destructive to individuals, families, schools, communities and societies as a whole. Drug use disorders are a major public health problem. Drug addiction is a dreadful disease process that destroys peoples’ health statuses, destabilizes families, places enormous burdens on the healthcare system and causes undue strains on the limited resources of various social services agencies.

Moreover, drug abuse and trafficking can be extremely detrimental to the safety and security of people, including those who become innocent victims that get caught in the crossfire. Drug trafficking, once seen primarily as a social and criminal issue, has been transformed in recent years into a massive threat to the health and safety of people and regions (United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe, 2019).

Allied healthcare workers can have a beneficial influence on children and young people by providing education on the risks of illegal drug use, identifying risk factors, noticing risky behaviors and intervening in a timely manner to help prevent and/or treat substance abuse issues before they burgeon into more serious problems. Thus, people who work in the healthcare system are integral to the fight against illicit drugs.

REFERENCES

International Narcotics Control Board. (2018, June 26).  Message on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Retrieved June 24, 2019, from https://www.incb.org/incb/en/news/press-releases/2018/international-narcotics-control-board_-message-on-international-day-against-drug-abuse-and-illicit-trafficking.html

United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe. (2019). The Secretary General — Message on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking. Retrieved June 24, 2019, from  https://www.unric.org/en/drugs/27032-the-secretary-general-message-on-the-international-day-against-drug-abuse-and-illicit-trafficking

International Widows Day: June 23rd

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June 23rd had been designated as International Widows Day by the United Nations back in 2010. International Widows Day is a worldwide observation that takes place each year on the 23rd day of June to increase awareness of the onslaught of problematic issues that many widows tend to experience in various countries around the world after their husbands die.

Widows in the United States and in other countries around the world often face a number of traumatizing challenges in regards to to their health statuses, finances, social situations and personal safety. Therefore, it is time to bring the plights associated with widowhood into the spotlight on a worldwide scale. After all, knowledge is power. The more people know, the more they can potentially help.

Some widows end up living in abject poverty soon after their husbands have died. Poverty has a profound impact on a widow’s health status. According to the World Health Organization (2019), poverty creates poor health since it forces people to live in squalid environments that make them sick, without decent shelter, clean water or sufficiently adequate sanitation.

In certain countries with more traditional societies, widows may be denied the rights to inheritance of marital assets such as money and land. All too frequently, widows and their children are forced out of their marital homes, shunned, stigmatized and subjected to acts of personal violence such as sexual assault and battery. Widows need to be empowered instead of marginalized.

The overarching point of International Widows Day is to initiate positive changes that will lead to full rights in widowhood, more research, elimination of violence, minimization of discriminatory practices and reduced levels of poverty inflicted upon widows and their families. Another goal of International Widows Day is to formulate widespread policies that substantively deal with the negative issues suffered by widows.

REFERENCES

World Health Organization. (2019). Poverty and health. Retrieved June 23, 2019, from https://www.who.int/hdp/poverty/en/

 

Public Service Day: June 23rd

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Public Service Day is a worldwide observation that takes place on the 23rd day of June every year. The date of June 23rd also provides the public with a very opportune chance to show their heartfelt appreciation of public servants for all their hard work, diligent efforts and steadfast devotion to the continual betterment of the communities where they live and serve.

To recognize the hard work of the world’s vast number of public service workers such as nurses, schoolteachers, firefighters and city administrators, the United Nations created the Public Service Day observation back in 2002. It is an unfortunate reality that, at times, the amazing contributions of public servants can go unrecognized by the very same individuals that seem to benefit the most from their selfless actions.

Without the assertive actions and strategies made by those in the public service field, the initiation of positive changes and advantageous policies would be slow to come. Also, the public’s lives and well-being simply would not be nurtured. In essence, June 23rd is the perfect day to thank the hard-working public servants in your city who work to enhance the lives of the people in their local communities.

 

International Day of Yoga is June 21st!

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Friday, June 21st is when the International Day of Yoga is observed. Since yoga tends to be spectacularly outstanding for peoples’ minds, bodies and spirits, an entire piece has been devoted to the International Day of Yoga. The primary purpose of the International Day of Yoga is to boost awareness on a global scale regarding the myriad of benefits connected with regularly practicing yoga.

For those that may still be unaware, yoga is a series of multifaceted exercises that work together to combine many physical, mental and spiritual elements. The word ‘yoga’ is derived from Sanskrit and means to join or unite, representing the union of body and consciousness (United Nations, n.d.).

The inclusion of yoga into a daily routine can improve an individual’s health status, increase strength levels, enhance flexibility, and assist in improving posture and breathing. Practicing yoga on a routine basis can also help adherents to reduce stress levels, minimize depression and control anxiety symptoms while enhancing concentration and mental clarity.

Yoga exercises had originated in India many generations ago before subsequently being introduced to the Western world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The number of yoga adherents, also known as “yogis,” began to sharply increase in the 1980s and has been growing rapidly each succeeding year. The United Nations (UN) finally declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga back in December 2014.

The theme for the fifth annual International Day of Yoga is climate change.

REFERENCES

United Nations. (n.d.). International Day of Yoga 21 June. Retrieved June 20, 2019, from https://www.un.org/en/events/yogaday/

June 16th is Father’s Day

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Father’s Day 2019 is observed on Sunday, June 16th. Therefore, the members of staff at Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School would like take a moment to warmly wish all dads a very happy Father’s Day. Fathers are vitally important because, without them, the healthcare field and society would not be in existence today.

Since the Father’s Day holiday has been set aside to recognize and celebrate the significant role that fathers play in the lives of their children and society as a whole, we wholeheartedly encourage people to honor all fathers on this special day. Happy Father’s Day to all dads. After all, fathers have earned this day.

Call (682)626-5266 to enroll in nurse aide (CNA) training classes at Legacy Healthcare Careers. You can become a nursing assistant in two weeks in Texas. Jump-start your legacy today.

June 14th is National Wear Blue Day

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June 14th is National Wear Blue Day, and the month of June has been designated as Men’s Health Month. Throughout this month, the general public and members of the healthcare community can observe Men’s Health Month by displaying a warm show of support for men and the health issues that are most likely to affect their lives.

Men’s Health Month is the optimal time to encourage men and boys to seek routine checkups from healthcare providers. Obtaining checkups and physical exams from physicians and other healthcare providers can increase the likelihood of preventing health problems and/or catching health issues before they become life-threatening.

To become a part of the healthcare community, consider training to become a nursing assistant (CNA). Legacy Healthcare Careers offers quality two-week CNA training programs at an affordable cost. Call (682)626-5266 to schedule a tour, ask questions, or enroll in CNA training classes at Legacy Healthcare Careers in Texas.

June is Men’s Health Month

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Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? Men’s Health Month is a nationwide observance that aims to increase knowledge regarding men’s unique healthcare issues. Other noble aims of Men’s Health Month are to encourage boys, men and their loved ones to adhere to healthier habits and introduce more healthful choices into their lives such as regular exercise and cleaner food choices.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asserts that males in the United States tend to die approximately five years sooner than females. Moreover, men die at higher rates from nine of the top ten leading causes of death in the US. Males are also far less likely to visit doctors for preventative issues than their female counterparts. The goal of Men’s Health Month is to change these dismal statistics for the better.

During Men’s Health Month, men are strongly encouraged to take control of their health statuses, and families are encouraged to teach young boys healthful lifestyle choices and habits throughout their childhood years (Office of Minority Health, 2019). There are a number of actionable things people can do to observe Men’s Health Month. The actions people can take to support Men’s Health Month have been listed below.

  1. Members of the public should wear blue on Friday June 14th, which has been designated ‘Wear Blue Day.’ This day is a part of the year-round Wear BLUE® awareness campaign that had been created by Men’s Health Network to raise awareness about the importance of men’s health and to encourage males to live longer and healthier lives (Office of Minority Health, 2019).
  2. Utilize the hashtag #MensHealthMonth as much as possible during the month of June when creating posts on social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  3. Encourage the men and boys in your life to adhere to healthier lifestyle choices such as smoking cessation, regular physical exercise, stress reduction, healthy eating habits, and ample sleep and rest.
  4. Ensure that the men in and boys in your life routinely seek medical advice via primary healthcare providers to promote prevention and/or early detection of potential health problems.
  5. Parents, grandparents and guardians can proactively teach young their boys healthy lifestyle choices to increase the likelihood that these boys will adopt healthier lifestyles as adult males.

REFERENCES

Office of Minority Health. (2019, June 7). Men’s Health Month. Retrieved June 13, 2019, from  https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/content.aspx?ID=10238&lvl=2&lvlid=12

Healthcare Workplace Spotlight: It’s All About How People Feel Around You

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Here is a harsh reality of workplace politics that some people have not quite grasped: regardless of how well we are able to perform the technical and procedural aspects of our job duties, most employees will never get too far at work if people do not feel comfortable around them. Yes, the way people feel around us is very important. Some further elaboration on this phenomenon is needed, so here we go…

Many workers are amazing at the hands-on, technical aspects of their jobs. For instance, a nurse named Selma has approximately 10 years of experience in various areas. She is highly intelligent and has a masters degree in nursing. Selma has worked in a variety of higher acuity nursing specialties including interventional radiology, critical care, post anesthesia recovery, same day surgery, inpatient dialysis, and the emergency room.

Selma is proficient in a large number of technical and procedural hands-on skills that many other nurses have not fully mastered. For example, she is an expert at operating ventilators. She is also an expert at starting intravenous lines, accessing ports, running bedside hemodialysis machines, managing multiple IV drips, applying wound vac appliances, and performing comprehensive head-to-toe assessments of patients.

However, something is not quite right with Selma. She has had 19 jobs in her 10 year career as a nurse. Patients and families complain that she is not expressive or warm and that her bedside manner is cold. Coworkers would say she is very smart, but brutally honest and hard to be around for expended periods of time. Selma believes she does her work well, so she does not understand why she never manages to keep a job for long.

On the other hand, another nurse named Mamie also has 10 years of experience in a number of different areas. Mamie is an RN with an associate degree from a trade school and experience in lower acuity nursing specialties such as long term care, hospice, post acute rehabilitation, home health, private duty, doctors offices and seasonal flu shot clinics. Mamie has been at her current job at a nursing home for the past seven years.

Mamie does not have most of the hands-on technical skills that Selma possesses. Mamie does not know how to operate ventilators or access ports, and she is not terribly good at starting intravenous lines or managing IV pumps. While Mamie can complete patient assessments, she has never touched a dialysis machine. While Mamie knows how to apply wound vac appliances, she surely would not call herself an expert at this skill.

However, Mamie is beloved at work due to her cheerful personality and ability to make people feel good about themselves in her presence. She always offers assistance and has great interpersonal skills. After five years of dedicated work as a floor nurse and weekend supervisor at the nursing home where she is employed, she was promoted into the nursing administration department to serve as the facility director of nurses.

What is the difference between Selma and Mamie? Even though Mamie may be far less skilled in the hands-on aspects of nursing, her social skills are impressive. In other words, Mamie has mastered the art of causing people to feel comfortable around her. Mamie is aware that people do not care what a person knows until they know that the same person cares about them. Meanwhile, Selma has not yet figured this out.

The moral of the story is this: our time, interactions, encounters and experiences at the workplace will be made more pleasant and easier if people feel a sense of positivity and optimism in our presence. The initial step to induce comfort in people and put them at ease is to behave in a gracious and kindly manner toward everyone, regardless of who they are. After all, the way people feel around us is very important. Remember that.