Medical coding is a field that is in very high demand. If you are interested in becoming a medical coder, this course teaches you the basics of coding in ICD-10-CM. In this course, you will learn the steps that you need to take in order to assign diagnosis codes in the clinical setting. Due to the extensive amount of material being covered, ICD-10-PCS, the procedure coding component, is being offered in a separate course entitled, “Medical Coding Series (Part II): How to Code Using ICD-10-PCS (with REAL WORLD Examples!).” A third course, “Medical Coding Series (Part III) How to Code Physician Records Using CPT (with REAL WORLD Examples!)” is also being offered as a separate course, due to the amount of material we will cover. Purchase the three-part medical coding series and learn all areas of coding.
Are toxic family members causing you stress? Are toxic coworkers causing you anxiety? Are you having medical problems caused by dealing with stressful people? Do you want to know the steps you can take to protect your health when dealing with stressful people? If you are tired of dealing with toxic people, and it is causing you to have problems with your health, or you want to avoid having problems with your health due to the stress of dealing with toxic people, then this is the course for you. This course shows you how to avoid toxic people and live a healthier life. If you can’t avoid some toxic people, this course will show you how to deal with them when you encounter them. Family outings, business meetings, and other life situations mean potentially running into people that cause us stress. This course will teach you how to minimize or eliminate the stress caused by dealing with toxic people.
- The definition of ‘toxic’!
- The situations where you will find toxic people!
- Medical conditions caused by stress from toxic people!
- Specific examples of things that toxic people do to drive you crazy!
- The character traits of toxic people!
- How to cope with toxic people!
- Seven secrets to dealing with toxic people!
- How to minimize the stress of dealing with a toxic person that causes medical problems!
You will also receive a Free Action Plan with steps to help you continue learning about dealing with stress that may aggravate medical conditions after you finish this course, as well as additional resources to help you learn more about dealing with stress. For a limited time, enroll in this course for only $39.99. Get a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied. Don’t wait, get started today!
Most people have no idea how to interpret medical terminology. If you are entering the medical field, you will find many unfamiliar terms that may appear to be confusing at first. This course teaches you how to combine medical word parts to form complete medical terms. Medical terms that may initially appear to be complicated are very easy to learn and understand once you understand the parts that form the entire word. As you learn new medical terms, you will also learn how to apply each term that you learn to everyday life. This reinforces your knowledge and helps you remember what you learn.
- Medical prefixes!
- Medical suffixes!
- Combining vowels!
- How to combine word parts for form medical terms!
- How to find unfamiliar terms and combine them to form new medical terms!
- How to apply the medical terms that you learn to everyday living, so that you can easily remember them when you complete the course!
You will also receive a Free Action Plan with steps to help you continue learning about medical terminology after you finish this course, as well as additional resources to help you learn more about medical terminology. This is especially important if you work in the healthcare field, or you plan to become a healthcare professional. Healthcare is constantly changing to meet the needs of patients, and understanding medical terminology is crucial if you work with patients either directly or indirectly. For a limited time, enroll in this course for only $19.99. Get a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied. Don’t wait, get started today!
Most people have no idea what is in their medical files. Your medical files may have inaccurate information about your medical diagnoses; incorrect information about your medical surgeries and procedures; history data that you are unaware of; information on your minor children under age 18; and information that your employer may be able to access about you without you knowing about it. This course teaches you not only how to read and review your medical record, but also how to interpret the information that you are reading in your medical record, in order to locate any errors, get them corrected, and then confirm that the errors have been corrected. You will also learn how to obtain a copy of your medical record for free.
- The definition of the medical record!
- Key pieces of information in your medical record!
- The types of reports that contain the key pieces of information in your medical record!
- The purpose of your medical record!
- The importance of accuracy in your medical record!
- The role of HIPAA law in relation to the security and privacy of your medical record!
- How to request a free copy of your medical record (and accurately interpret it when you do)!
- What to look for in your medical record!
- How to find and correct any errors in your medical record!
- How to notify your doctor’s office of any errors that need to be corrected (even if the practice has closed)!
You will also receive a Free Action Plan with steps to help you continue learning about your medical record and how to keep it up to date after you finish this course, as well as additional resources that help you learn more about medical records. For a limited time, enroll in this course for only $29.99. Get a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied. Don’t wait, get started today!
Medical identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. Millions of people are becoming victims of medical identity theft, and don’t even know it. Think about this: Imagine that a thief steals your medical identity. Imagine getting bills for doctor visits that you didn’t have. Imagine someone else’s diagnosis showing up in YOUR medical record. Imagine getting calls from collection agencies for bills that belong to someone else. This amazing course teaches you how to keep thieves from stealing YOUR medical identity and racking up bills under YOUR name. This course shows you 8 things you can do right now to protect your own medical identity.
- The difference between identity theft and medical identity theft!
- The epidemic of medical identity theft!
- The consequences of medical identity theft!
- How thieves steal your medical identity!
- Six scams that thieves use to steal your medical identity (with a video of a real life horror story about medical identity theft)!
- How to tell if a thief has stolen your medical identity!
- How to protect your medical identity (in 8 EASY steps)!
- What to do if a thief has already stolen your medical identity!
You will also receive a Free Action Plan with steps to help you continue learning how to protect your medical identity after you finish this course, as well as additional resources that help you learn more about medical identity theft. For a limited time, enroll in this course for only $29.99. Get a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied. Don’t wait, get started today!
Being able to learn and to remember what you learn is important if you are considering entering the healthcare field. This course teaches you how to learn any healthcare course in 10 easy steps. If you recently enrolled in an online program or a university, for example, you will learn strategies that you can use to help you master the healthcare subject that you are studying. Although the course is designed for healthcare students, the strategies being taught can be used in any classroom, regardless of the subject you are learning.
- Keep your eyes on the prize!
- Concentrate and motivate!
- Connect with other students!
- Make the most of your study time!
- Complete your homework on time!
- Research completely!
- Stay organized!
- Maintain e-mail etiquette!
- Resolve conflicts with your instructor!
- Plan your career path ahead of time!
You will also receive a Free Action Plan with steps to help you continue learning after you finish this course, as well as additional resources that help you learn more to help sharpen your study habits and help you retain the information that you learn. For a limited time, enroll in this course for only $29.99. Get a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied. Don’t wait, get started today!
Professionalism in terms of dealing with patients, coworkers, physicians, and other healthcare providers is critical for success in the healthcare field. This course teaches you how to learn professionalism in healthcare. Whether you are a student in healthcare or an experienced healthcare practitioner, this course will teach you what you need to know in order to be a professional in the healthcare setting, as well as how to continue to learn about additional elements of professionalism that apply to your specific role in the healthcare field. It is important to remember that learning does not begin and end with this course. You must continue to learn about new areas in your work as a healthcare professional that require professionalism, areas that may not be covered in this course.
- Be Sincere!
- Have Respect!
- Safeguard Your Reputation!
- Have Moral Character!
- Maintain Ethics!
- Stay Honest!
- Work Well With Others!
- Connect Professionalism to Your Personal Life!
- Make the Most of Your Internship!
- Plan Your Career Path Ahead of Time!
You will also receive a Free Action Plan with steps to help you continue learning about professionalism in healthcare after you finish this course, as well as additional resources that help you maintain professionalism in your healthcare career. For a limited time, enroll in this course for only $19.99. Get a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied. Don’t wait, get started today!
Employment health, also called occupational health, pertains to a person’s well-being and safety in the workforce. This type of health directly impacts personal life because injuries and emotional stress are difficult or impossible to leave at work. That is why it is so important to focus on your employment health this year, and make sure your total health is in check.
10 Things to Do for Your Employment Health in 2020
1. Take Your Breaks.
You don’t really improve your workplace or your employment health by working through your breaks. Not taking breaks may actually decrease your productivity and possibly lead to burnout. So take your 15 minutes. You’ll finish your work more effectively and efficiently.
2. Adhere to Safety Standards.
Adhering to safety standards are proven, effective ways to get the job completed in the safest way possible. Don’t become apathetic about OSHA noncompliance, even if you have coworkers that don’t take compliance seriously. Lead by example, and go home unharmed.
3. Take Advantage of Benefits.
Fringe benefits that are unused can make you feel unequally compensated. Instead of becoming frustrated, find ways to use the benefits. You’ll end up with greater job satisfaction.
4. Avoid Distractions.
Put your phone away and don’t check Facebook at work. If you need your phone for emergencies, use it only for emergencies. Distractions make the day seem long but also like you don’t have enough time.
5. Personalize Your Workplace.
Many people call their workplace a home-away-from-home, but it really isn’t unless you make it one. Add some pictures or a plant to personalize your workspace. If you don’t have a dedicated desk or workstation, personalize your locker.
You actually do have time to meditate. A one-minute breathing exercise can center you enough to get through the toughest of days. Repeating this throughout the day can elevate the effect.
7. Get Involved.
Part of employment health comes from feeling empowered and like you belong to your organization. This cannot happen if you only do the bare minimum. Get involved in your work, and you’ll have pride in it.
8. Eat Right.
If you want to be energetic throughout the day, you have to put good nutrition into your body. Drink your coffee, but make sure you drink your water, too. Trade in your fast food for some homemade lunches with fresh veggies. You’ll feel better at work and at home.
So much emotional drain at work comes from a lack of communication. A person may dwell on something all day only to find out that it was a misunderstanding. Clear the air, but don’t cause drama.
10. Don’t Gossip.
Avoid he-said, she-said. If there’s a problem, go directly to the source unless it requires the attention of a supervisor or manager. Likewise, don’t offer opinions about how other people feel or what other people did. Keep it to yourself, and refer people who question you to the true source of the answer.
It is up to you to take care of yourself in the workplace and enhance your employment health. We all need our jobs in order to keep our livelihood, and employment health is essential in order to make that the best livelihood possible.
In the healthcare industry, maintaining a professional demeanor is critical. Not only do you want to be sure that you’ll be recognized for the time and effort you’ve put into your studies, you want to be sure that patients have a sense of confidence in you. You’re responsible for dealing with sensitive and private information, providing advice and treatment, and reassuring patients. With a calm, professional demeanor, you’ll be better able to control your patient interactions and put yourself in a better position to increase patient confidence.
Step One: Be Positive
No, you don’t need to go skipping down the halls, singing about all the wonderful opportunities that are open to you. Rather, you should maintain a positive attitude whenever you interact with your patients or coworkers. An attitude of doom and gloom or constant complaints–especially complaints relating to your job or coworkers–can quickly destroy patient confidence and convince them that they can’t trust you to adequately handle their case, which can, over time, erode your odds of promotion or even destroy your career. Instead, try to be upbeat. Remember why you chose to do what you do and why you enjoy it. When a coworker, from a nurse to a doctor, asks you to accomplish a task, do it cheerfully and calmly. This simple step inspires a great deal more confidence in your patients than seeing you come in complaining before you’ve even had a chance to get to know them. A dose of positive can go a long way toward improving your professional appearance.
Step Two: Avoid Drama
“You know, we were just back in the nurse’s station talking about Deborah’s husband and…” “I don’t want to cause trouble, but you’ve dealt with Dr. Brown, and I haven’t been impressed with his diagnoses in the past.” Whether you’re talking directly to a patient or chatting at the nurse’s station, one of the fastest ways to decrease patient confidence and drop that professional demeanor is to get involved in drama. Your personal life doesn’t belong at work, especially when you’re dealing with patients. Instead, keep it professional while you’re on the clock! Avoid conflict with coworkers, and try not to get sucked into drama–even if a patient is the one to initiate the complaint.
Step Three: Get Organized
There’s something reassuring about a medical professional who walks into a room and already knows exactly where everything is. Whether it’s a routine exam or an emergency, they don’t have to scramble for the proper materials; rather, they’re able to easily access exactly what they need. In many medical settings, it can be hard to keep up with simple organization tasks, but it’s a step that’s well worth it! Create a system that works for you, whether you’re pushing medical carts down the halls of a hospital or organizing an exam room in an office. Organize your personal supplies so that you know exactly where everything is. This can create a big difference in the way you appear to both patients and colleagues.
Step Four: Listen
One of the most effective ways to create an aura of professionalism is to simply listen to those around you–both other workers and patients. As a doctor, for example, if a nurse tells you something, there’s a good chance that it’s important, whether they’ve observed odd patient behavior or noted a symptom you need to pay attention to. It also pays to listen to patients. Sometimes, they’re babbling just to talk or to calm their nerves, but other times, they may have something to say that genuinely relates to their care. Simply listening to them and giving genuine, considered responses can help increase their confidence in you and put you in a better position to provide high-quality care.
Step Five: Be Honest
It’s often tempting to blur the truth a little in a work environment, especially when you’re dealing with difficult patients. “Of course I remembered to tell the patient X.” “It wasn’t my turn to complete X task.” If you want to create a more professional attitude, however, be honest–both with your colleagues and with your patients. Own up to your mistakes and do what’s necessary to make it right. If things are way behind in the office, don’t tell patients that they’ll be seen in just a few minutes–give them an accurate assessment of what your schedule looks like, then offer them the ability to choose for themselves how they want to handle it. Honesty truly is the best policy–and it creates a more professional demeanor and appearance for your entire office.
Step Six: Check the Small Stuff
As a medical professional, you know that there’s really no “small stuff” when it comes to dealing with patients. Inevitably, it’s the test you forgot to run or the gauge you forgot to check that turns out to be the most important to your patient. If you want to maintain a more professional demeanor, take the time to check the small stuff. Not only does this increase your quality of patient care, it shows your patients that you genuinely care about them and are willing to work hard to get to the bottom of whatever problem they’re having.
Step Seven: Check Your Appearance
As nice as it would be if appearances didn’t matter, your appearance can go a long way toward establishing your professionalism in the eyes of your patients and your colleagues. Do a quick appearance check each day to make sure that you look as professional as possible. Check your scrubs to be sure that they’re clean and unstained. If they’re starting to look too worn, it may be time for a replacement. Keep your hair up and away from your face. For women, makeup should be professional and clean, rather than obvious or overdone. Take a quick look in the mirror: do you look like a medical professional that you’d want to treat you? If not, clean up your appearance for the benefit of everyone around you.
Taking the leap to become more professional can go a long way toward advancing your medical career and improving the confidence that patients have in you. With these seven steps, you can transform your demeanor so that patients will be able to more easily see just how capable you are. Want more information? Check out our course entitled, “How to Learn Professionalism in Healthcare (with Real-World Examples!),” offered by Avidity Medical Design Academy, which offers strategies to increase your professionalism and give you a winning attitude for success.
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