Month: January 2017

The Caregivers Seldom Spoken Of In Healthcare

A voice from the trenches of long term care

According to the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants, more than 4.5 million caregivers provide direct, hands-on care to ill and elderly patients in nursing homes or other facilities each day.

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Alice, CNA Edge Contributor

I am a CNA. Certified Nursing Assistant. I’ve always felt that the title is misleading, like a “diet” nurse. Maybe that’s because I have always worked in long-term care in an assisted living facility. We don’t even have a nurse on staff. I’ve always preferred to think of myself as a caregiver. It’s amore fitting title. While there are elements of my job duties that are definitely nursing related, there are also elements of psychology, grief counseling, body mechanics, physical therapist, and advocacy. I am an advocate at heart. We have a difficult job in an impossible system, but the value of this career and the purpose it has brought to my life cannot be overstated.

Yang, CNA Edge Editor

I worked in long-term care for 35 years, 25 of those as a caregiver. While I’ve witnessed a great deal of progress in that time, I believe there is still a long way to go. From my perspective, the biggest problems in long-term care are created by the unreasonably heavy workloads and grossly inadequate pay of direct care workers. Meanwhile, the system routinely squanders precious resources in an effort to paper over the profound gap that exists between the realities faced by front line workers and the lofty expectations of those who set and enforce standards.

May, CNA Edge Contributor

I am a CNA in a long-term care facility. I am also someone who believes in the power of communication. Communication between the floor and the office; between the long-term care industry and the world in general. All too often CNAs are seen as people who can’t do any better than a dirty job and I would like to change that. In my years as a CNA in a nursing home, I have met so many intelligent and compassionate aides who do not receive the respect they deserve for the hard job that they do so well. We are the ones who take care of the residents. I don’t think it is said often enough: our voices are important. Our stories matter too.

“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

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Lawrence Laganelli

lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

Changing The Culture Of Healthcare

Doctors Save Lives. Scribes Save Doctors.

I will excel in my role as a scribe. I understand that I have been specially trained for a unique and critical role. The work that I do must be accurate and efficient. It's work that ultimately helps save lives. With that always in mind, I will respect those in authority and, when called upon, lead with humility, deference and honor.

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ScribeAmerica LogoScribeAmerica was established in 2003, since then  has become a national organization with more than 12,000 employees in 50 states providing professional services for over 1,700 clients. ScribeAmerica is the nation's most frequently used professional scribe training and management company. 

 

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“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

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Lawrence Laganelli Producer/Administrator  

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My Contact Information: lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com

The Purpose of an Allied Health Medical Assisting Program is to develop the Highest Level of Professionalism for the Work Force

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Campuses today deal with many challenges. Being able to think outside the box and effectively adapt to new challenges are the keys to running a "well-organized college or university,"

Sustainability

To be sustainable, a president must have "a solid strategic plan" 

Effective Communication

The president of a university should be seen as a thought leader on campus, which means that his or her ideas and insights must be effectively communicated to faculty, students,

elmoI spent over 5 years as the president of a Allied Health college and have developed a very diverse array expertise in the area of starting and successful running a proprietary higher educational Allied Health medical assisting program - Elmo e Frazer

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I would like to thank Gray Associates, Inc. higher education strategy consulting firm for their help in making this podcast possible

What we Believe is listening and empathizing can have a profound effect on biological and functional health outcomes as well as patient satisfaction and experience of care. Further, encouraging communication on all levels among healthcare team members influences the quality of working relationships, job satisfaction and has a profound impact on patient. It is highly appearing that our health is in some ways strongly dependent on other people. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on human beings’ physical and mental health. It lowers occurrence of stress, depression, anxiety and also highly affects our endocrine-immune system. So at the end we can say People need People.   Lawrence Laganelli

“If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”  ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

The Voice of Medical Assisting” Podcast will introduce you to impactful, at times, deviate from the conventional, and present personal experiences, ideas, people that affect and Influence the profession and You.

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Lawrence Laganelli Producer/Administrator  

JOIN AND SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE with over 7800 members!

My Contact Information: lawrencelaganelli@insidemedicalassisting.com