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No unread posts Anesthesiologist Assistant Feed - Anesthesiologist Assistant
The anesthesiologist assistant (AA) is a skilled person qualified by advanced academic and clinical ducation to provide anesthetic care under the direction of a qualified anesthesiologist. The anesthesiologist, who is responsible for the AA is available to prescribe and direct particular therapeutic interventions in the operating room and the intensive care setting.
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No unread posts Anesthesia Technologist/Technician Feed - Anesthesia Technologist/Technician
Certified anesthesia technologists and technicians are vital members of the anesthesia patient care team. Their role is to assist licensed anesthesia providers in the acquisition, preparation and application of equipment, medications and supplies required for the monitoring and administration of anesthesia. In this role, they contribute to safe, efficient and cost-effective anesthesia care.
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No unread posts Athletic Trainer Feed - Athletic Trainer
Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers (ATs), health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
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No unread posts Cardiovascular Technologist and Sonographer Feed - Cardiovascular Technologist and Sonographer
The certified cardiovascular technologist and sonographer perform diagnostic examinations and/or therapeutic interventions of the heart and/or blood vessels at the request or direction of a physician in one or more of the following concentrations:
• Invasive cardiovascular technology—cardiac catheterization
• Adult echocardiography
• Pediatric echocardiography
• Noninvasive vascular study—vascular ultrasound
• Cardiac electrophysiology
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No unread posts Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist Feed - Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist
Electroneurodiagnostics is the allied health care profession centered around recording, monitoring, and analyzing nervous system function to promote the effective treatment of pathologic conditions.
Electroneurodiagnostic (END) professionals:
• are credentialed;
• have met a minimum education level and related educational and performance standards;
• meet continuing education requirements;
• perform within a code of ethics and defined scope of practice;
• are recognized by physicians, employers, the public, governmental agencies, payers, and other health care professionals;
• form a national society whose activities include lobbying for the profession; and
• contribute to the advancement of knowledge in neuroscience
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No unread posts Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Feed - Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics are educated to provide prehospital emergency care to people who have suffered from an illness or an injury outside of the hospital setting. EMTs and Paramedics work under protocols approved by a physician medical director to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies and transport critically ill or injured patients to definitive medical care at a hospital. EMTs provide Basic Life Support (BLS), and EMT-Paramedics provide Advanced Life Support (ALS).
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No unread posts Exercise Science Feed - Exercise Science
Exercise Science (personal fitness trainer, exercise physiologist, and exercise science professional)

Includes:
• Exercise physiology (clinical and applied)
• Exercise science
• Personal fitness training
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No unread posts Kinesiotherapist Feed - Kinesiotherapist
Kinesiotherapy is the application of scientifically based exercise principles to rehabilitation physical therapy, which is adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals with functional limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning. The kinesiotherapist is academically and clinically prepared to provide rehabilitation exercise and education under the prescription of a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner in an appropriate setting.
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No unread posts Lactation Consultant Feed - Lactation Consultant
Lactation consultants are health professionals with specialized knowledge and clinical expertise in breastfeeding and human lactation who educate women, families, health professionals, and the community.
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No unread posts Medical Assistant Feed - Medical Assistant
Medical assisting is a multiskilled allied health profession; practitioners work primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices and clinics. Medical assistants function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures.
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No unread posts Medical Illustrator Feed - Medical Illustrator
Medical illustrators specialize in the visual transformation, display, and communication of scientific information. Their graduate level training in biomedical science, art, design, visual technology, education, and communication enables them to understand and visualize scientific data and concepts to teach the general public and professionals in the fields of health care, research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and demonstrative evidence. Medical illustrations are used in medical textbooks, medical advertisements, professional journals, instructional animations, computer- assisted learning programs, scientific exhibits, lecture presentations, general magazines, and courtroom presentations. Depending on the intended use, medical illustrations can be highly realistic and anatomically precise, or they can be thematic, interpretive, abstract, or even wildly conceptual. Although medical illustration is commonly seen in print and electronic media, medical illustrators also work in three-dimensional medium, creating anatomical teaching models, models for simulated medical procedures, and prosthetic parts for patients.
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No unread posts Orthotist & Prosthetist Feed - Orthotist & Prosthetist
Orthotics and prosthetics is a specialized health care profession that combines a unique blend of clinical and technical skills. Orthotists and prosthetists evaluate patients and custom-design, fabricate, and fit orthoses and prostheses. Orthotic patients have neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders, and prosthetic patients have a partial or total absence of a limb. Orthotists and prosthetists give their patients the ability to lead more active and independent lives by working with physicians and members of the rehabilitation team to create a treatment plan and custom device. This work requires substantial clinical and technical skill and judgment.
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No unread posts Perfusionist Feed - Perfusionist
A perfusionist is a skilled person, qualified by academic and clinical education, who operates extracorporeal circulation equipment during any medical situation in which it is necessary to support or temporarily replace the patient’s circulatory or respiratory function. The perfusionist is knowledgeable concerning the variety of equipment available to perform extracorporeal circulation functions and is responsible, in consultation with the physician, for selecting the appropriate equipment and techniques to be used.
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No unread posts Polysomnographic Technologist Feed - Polysomnographic Technologist
Polysomnographic technologists perform sleep tests and work with physicians to provide information needed for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The technologist monitors brain waves, eye movements, muscle activity, multiple breathing variables, and blood oxygen levels during sleep using specialized recording equipment. The technologist interprets the recording as it happens and responds appropriately to emergencies. Technologists provide support services related to the treatment of sleep-related problems, including helping patients use devices for the treatment of breathing problems during sleep and helping individuals develop good sleep habits.
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No unread posts Respiratory Therapist Feed - Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory therapists are critical players in the health care field. A medical specialty all its own, the job consists of helping to treat patients with breathing disorders. Respiratory therapist jobs offer a high level of responsibility, along with allowing the therapist to offer their own opinions and judgments on medical decisions. Working directly with physicians and other health care staff, they help formulate treatment plans and suggest modifications to those plans when they see fit. Other than doctors and nurses, few health care positions are as important as respiratory therapist jobs.
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No unread posts Surgical Assistant Feed - Surgical Assistant
Surgical assistants provide aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. The surgical assistant performs these functions under the direction and supervision of that surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations.
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No unread posts Surgical Technologist Feed - Surgical Technologist
Surgical technologists are allied health professionals working with surgeons and other medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings as integral members of the health care team.
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