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As your leaders in Healthcare Education, Center for Allied Health Education offers full-time programs for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Surgical Technology, Medical Assistant, as well as EMT & Paramedic. Additionally, CT & MRI Registry Prep Courses, IV Contrast Injection certification and Paramedic Refresher training is available for those already working in specific fields. The blog below was created as a resource for both current and prospective students looking to gain additional insight on the certifications and specialties offered at the Center.

Those interested in contributing to future blog posts, or who would like to suggest/submit blog ideas, are encouraged to contact Elina Beyn, Marketing & Enrollment Manager (Ebeyn@cahe.edu).

Is an Accredited Program Vital to Your Healthcare Education?

The Answers to Your Questions About Program Accreditation 

There are many different educational paths you can take to prepare for a healthcare career. You may be considering programs that deliver technical coursework, certification, licensing preparation, or a college degree. Some choices, of course, will depend upon your field of study. An important factor to consider for many educational programs is whether or not it is accredited. What role should this play in your decision? Here are some answers.

Q: What is accreditation? 


Programs or entire schools are accredited only if they meet the highest standards and requirements for the curricula they offer. This status increases its credibility. To receive accreditation, schools apply to qualified third-party organizations, who review the credentials. Only those that meet a set of agreed-upon standards will be recognized with an accredited status. Schools are periodically reviewed to ensure that standards are continually being met.

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The Diverse Role of a Medical Assistant

The wide range of administrative and clinical responsibilities makes a medical assistant career appealing to many people. If you’re interested in pursuing challenging and rewarding work in healthcare, read on to see if may be a fit for you, too.

The Role of a Medical Assistant 

Medical assistants help manage the daily operations of a healthcare practice. Their day-to-day work varies, but it can be segmented into a few groups:

Client relations responsibilities include greeting and registering patients as well as handling phone calls and appointment scheduling. Medical assistants will gather patient medical history. They provide patients with information and answer their questions on procedures and medications. To effectively assist patients, the medical assistant should be a strong and clear, but compassionate communicator.

Clinical duties will depend on the facility and type of practice, but they may include taking a patient’s vital signs, performing laboratory tests and working with lab specimens, administering medication, and changing wound dressings. Accuracy and attention to detail is an overall important trait that a successful medical assistant must have.

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Advances in Medical Imaging Technology

Is Radiography the right healthcare choice for you?

Medical technology is progressing at a rapid pace, and the advancements play an ever-increasing role in health and wellness treatments. This effects many healthcare fields, and arguably one that is most impacted is radiography.

  • More accurate imaging equipment improves early detection and accurate diagnosis.
  • Precise images contribute to less invasive procedures and more targeted treatments.
  • Accurate images eliminate the need for exploratory surgery.
  • Detailed results lower patient and facility costs by reducing the number of tests and procedures needed.

Radiographers or radiologic technologists (also referred to in the field as rad techs) work with physicians and radiologists. They administer imaging tests and assist with evaluating the image results to allow for an accurate diagnosis. This makes a radiologic technologist a critical member of the healthcare team. To do the job well, a radiographer will be adept using x-ray equipment, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machinery.

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Clinical Training Perfects Your Healthcare Education

Healthcare program directors and medical professionals agree that on-site clinical training is an invaluable part of students’ educational experience. There are many job readiness benefits to be gained by perfecting your real-world skills outside of the classroom.

Bring Classroom Learning to Real Life Situations 

In clinical training settings, students get the opportunity to hone competencies by applying the targeted scientific methods studied in the classroom. Success relies on a wide range of exposure to equipment, scenarios, and patient populations.  Working alongside a health professional, you can apply learned concepts in a patient-centered environment.

Clinical programs develop partnerships with medical facility affiliates to offer experiential learning environments. Your healthcare education should provide a comprehensive selection and assortment of medical facilities to work with, so that you can choose to study in a medical center that will prepare you for a real-world career.

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Surgical Technology: Is it a Great Healthcare Career Choice for You?

There are few, if any, bad choices you can make if you’re interested in a healthcare career. And there aren’t any right or wrong answers to these questions.  It’s all about the fit. With that in mind, it’s good to determine what job will make the best use of your personality traits while making you happy and successful at your work. You will want to select a career path that will fit well into both your current lifestyle and your future professional plans. See if surgical technology is the right choice for you.

Are you always on the move?

If you’re an active person who prefers a job with varying responsibilities that keeps you on your feet rather than behind a desk, surgical technology may be a great choice. Surgical technologists take on many different tasks over the course of the day. Some include prepping operating rooms, working alongside registered nurses, sterilizing surgical tools and equipment, assisting doctors during surgery, and transporting patients to and from the OR.

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A Day in the Life of a Paramedic

Congratulations on considering a career in healthcare. And an added kudos to you for looking into becoming a paramedic. Why?

Because paramedics are very close to being superheroes.

Anyone who has ever needed help from these first responders will agree. And, unfortunately, many people find themselves or their loved ones in emergency situations that depend on the amazing work they do. But what truly makes a paramedic’s job unique is the setting in which they are required to work. Better put, there is no consistent setting. No sterilized hospital room or physician’s office. A setting may be someone’s kitchen, a park at night, a city street parade, the beach, or the front seat of a car. Rescue paramedics received extra training to help people in distress in unusual settings, such as confined spaces, heights, and unimaginable situations.

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CAHE Launches Redesigned CT and MRI Registry Prep Courses Next Month!

We are proud to announce that our very own Radiography Program Director, Elizabeth (Liz) Adair, MA, RT(R)(MR), will now be overseeing our continuing education courses. Liz has 20 years of experience in the radiology field, 15 of which she has spent as a certified MRI technologist. In additiLizon to her clinical experience, Liz has been an instructor in various accredited radiography programs. She has brought the Radiography Program at Center for Allied Health Education to a whole new level and we are confident that her leadership will do the same for our continuing education division.

As the course has been restructured, classes will now meet once a week from 6:00PM to 9:00PM and will require students to complete 1-2 hours of outside preparation. We invite graduates and non-graduates to REGISTER TODAY to take advantage of our low tuition cost for the CT and MRI Registry Prep Courses.

Please note that the MRI course begins on February 1st and has been approved for 34.75 Category A Continuing Education (CE) credits by the ASRT. The CT course begins on February 7th and has been approved for 28.75 Category A Continuing Education (CE) credits by the ASRT.

Winter Career Fair 2017

IMG_2491What a cold and rainy winter day it was on January 11th, 2017. That didn’t stop our dedicated employers, students, and alum from attending CAHE’s Career Fair. A total of 12 companies were in attendance. Recruiters from top NYC Staffing agencies, prestigious Hospitals, Mobile X-Ray & Ultrasound companies, FDNY and reputable Ambulance companies were in tow.

Hiring professionals offered on the spot interviews to job seeking candidates. The room was filled with students and alum hoping to receive an opportunity for employment. It is never too early to meet new contacts and buildIMG_2484 your professional (LinkedIn) network. As the one-on-one interviews continued, many received follow up invitations from numerous employers. What a great opportunity to see the organization in person and put your skills on display. We appreciate all who attended our Winter Career Fair and look forward to many more in the future. Please remember to check our Alumni Page for up to date job postings for your specialty!!

– Erica Simpson-Employment Relations Specialist-Career Services Department

Holiday Giving….

The Student Leadership Committee recently hosted “CAHE Gives Back,” a month that allowed students and staff to donate their gently used coats and packaged food items to those in need. We extend our deepest gratitude to all who participated and helped to warm up the holiday season for those who are less fortunate. All donations were submitted just in time for the holidays.

 

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