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  • A medical transcriptionist will transcribe all kinds of diagnostic data in their lifetime. Learn more about TFTs, LFTs, cardiac enzymes, coagulation panels, and cholesterol profiles.

    How to Transcribe Diagnostic Lab Data

    How to Transcribe Diagnostic Lab Data

    by Audrey Kirchner3

  • A career as an ophthalmic technician is very rewarding and can be lucrative, as well. This article details the daily duties of an ophthalmic technician.

    Ophthalmic Technician Duties

    Ophthalmic Technician Duties

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC8

  • How does nursing staff ratios affect patient care? How are ratios affected by nursing leadership as compared to nursing management?

    Nursing Staff Ratios

    Nursing Staff Ratios

    by Vince0

  • Have you ever been to an emergency room where you spent the better part of your day either in the waiting room or lying on an uncomfortable bed on wheels, desperately wondering when someone was going to tell you what it is that is wrong with...

    Why You Wait 6 Hours in an Emergency Room

    Why You Wait 6 Hours in an Emergency Room

    by coryann39

  • Thinking about a career in nursing? This article describes the basics of how to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Discusses salary information, job outlook, training, and licensing.

    How to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse

    How to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse

    by Caitlin Goodwin3

  • Disclaimer: This is an article addressing the shortcomings and pitfalls of the current American midwifery system- most notably, laypersons such as Direct Entry Midwives (DEMs) and Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs). I fully support women who...

    10 Truths Your Midwife Won't Tell You

    10 Truths Your Midwife Won't Tell You

    by SkeptiMommy124

  • Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who specialize in the care of patients before, during and after surgery. Whether the anesthetic is routine and easy or emergent and life-threatening, the anesthesiologist is with the patient the whole time they are in the operating room.

    A Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist

    A Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist

    by TahoeDoc13

  • Keeping secrets is only one of the things that nurses do best. From test results to warding off bad spirits, this article reveals why nurses do what they do and what to expect in the hospital.

    10 Things Nurses Don't Want You to Know

    10 Things Nurses Don't Want You to Know

    by Kelly (Brown) Wagner218