Professional Development for Healthcare Professions Blog

CEC Webinar Reminder- Colon Cancer

Posted by Chad Sines on Sun, Feb 24, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

cancerTitle:  Colon Cancer
When: Thurs, Feb 28, 2013 2 PM - 3 PM PST
Presenter: Diana Hurkens, RN., MA, MHA
Length: 1 hour | CEC: 1 CM
Cost: $10

 

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. With a mean age of onset of 71, prevention is key. Participants will learn about preventative measures, diagnostic criteria, medical staging, treatment modalities and survival rates. In addition current research and novel treatments will be discussed.

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CEC Webinar Reminder- Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Chad Sines on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

nerveTitle:  Multiple Sclerosis
When: Tues, Feb 26, 2013 2 PM - 3 PM PST
Presenter: Diana Hurkens, RN., MA, MHA
Length: 1 hour | CEC: 1 CM
Cost: $10

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Most commonly diagnosed between 20 and 40, this disease affects more women than men. Participants will learn about diagnostic criteria, affects on quality of life, and treatment modalities. In addition current research and novel treatments will be discussed. 

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Topics: Continuing Education, Webinar

CEC Webinar Reminder- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Posted by Chad Sines on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

oxygenTitle:  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
When: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 2 PM - 3 PM PST
Presenter: Chad Sines, MS,MBA,AHDI-F
Length: 1 hour | CEC: 1 CM
Cost: $10

While much of the medical community is unfamiliar with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, it has been successfully used in wound treatment, carbon monoxide poisoning, and decompression sickness. In recent decades research has indicated the possibility that hyperbaric oxygen could benefit those with neurologic conditions, such as stroke and traumatic brain injury. While still considered an alternative treatment for neurologic issues, attention has increased significantly. Attendees will learn what hyperbaric oxygen therapy is, the physics behind it, and current research that may reshape how neurologic conditions are treated.  

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Topics: Continuing Education, Webinar

CEC Webinar Reminder- Food Allergies- Hidden Killers

Posted by Chad Sines on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 @ 04:56 PM

PeanutsTitle:  Food Allergies- Hidden Killers
When: Thurs, Feb 21, 2 PM - 3 PM PST
Presenter: Chad Sines, MS,MBA,AHDI-F
Length: 1 hour | CEC: 1 CM
Cost: $10

Food allergies affect 15 million people with symptoms ranging from mild nausea to chronic debilitating medical conditions as well as anaphylaxis and death. Sadly, the determination of food allergies baffles most physicians who are often unable to recognize symptoms and instead treat for other conditions. Learn the great number of symptoms, identification technigues, treatment modalities, and current research aimed at identification and treatment.   

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Topics: Continuing Education, Webinar

What is Your Professional New Year's Resolution?

Posted by Chad Sines on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Med-Line School of Medical TranscriptionEach January, we all make New Year’s resolutions that we usually break almost as fast as we make them. We want to lose weight, we want to exercise more, etc. Noble goals indeed. But what are your resolutions for your professional skills? Are you preparing for mandatory credentialing or are you pretending it will go away?

It is very impressive that more MTs are obtaining their RMT soon after graduating. This trend is inspiring and putting many of the seasoned MTs to shame. For many, the decision to credential or not is rolled around, excuses are made, and only when it becomes critical for advancement do we take the plunge. This reactionary theme has hurt our profession one too many times, and I think many are ready to stop this pattern of self-destruction. It is time that we became more proactive. Time for the MT to take charge of their future.

The new combined CQE test (combined RMT and CMT exam) is a very interesting concept. Many seasoned MTs are not sure if they are ready for the CMT, so they continually put it off. Do you take the RMT or the CMT? Big decision. Now you can do both in one multi-part exam if you meet the eligibility requirements. With the new combined test, one can study for the CMT and come away with the RMT or CMT depending on their skill level. Either result will put you in the ranks of the credentialed professional. Scratch one more excuse off the list.

Med-Line School will be holding its next credentialing course in just a few weeks. The cost is a low $60. This continues to be the lowest cost in the industry. 

As a great way to increase your success, we are also offering some free add-ons valued at over $400.
  • Nine speciality webinars to help you fine tune your knowledge of critical areas.
  • A grammar refresher course. Focus on areas of concern for most MTs.
  • A Book of Style refresher course. A must know for all RMTs and CMTs.

We would appreciate if you could share this with any uncredentialed MTs you know and considering joining one of these groups if you are uncredentialed. 

This year, I encourage everyone to stop making excuses and set a goal that this year will be the year that you join the ranks of the credentialed MTs. Many did so last year and are now credentialed professionals. You can do it. Will you?

 

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Topics: Credentialing

Should You Seek Your Credentials?

Posted by Chad Sines on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:23 AM

Med-Line School of Medical TranscriptionEveryone sees the significant letters after a transcriptionist’s name.  They look important, but do you understand their meaning?  Should you seek your credentials?

AHDI has developed two voluntary credentials to show a transcriptionist’s competency in healthcare documentation through the fulfillment of stated requirements.  Credentialing helps to ensure professional standards of excellence that is sought for in healthcare documentation.  One who seeks their credentials shows high professional and ethical standards, improving the field of medical transcription.  

Industry employers are now seeking credentialed medical transcriptionists and even offer bonuses, reimbursements, and compensations for credentials.  AHDI, approved educational programs, and MTSOs are eagerly pushing for credentialing to be a requirement in the near future.  The examinations are based on the AHDI model curriculum and are developed to assure consumers and employers that successful candidates are qualified to practice medical transcription.  

A medical transcriptionist, at a professional level 1, should seek the registered medical transcriptionist credential, RMT.  This should be a goal of every new graduate. 

Level 2 MTs qualify for the certified medical transcriptionist examination, CMT. This should be a goal of every “experienced MT”, and a requirement for all QA, instructors, and program directors.

While an MT can study by themselves or in informal study groups, experience has shown that the most successful outcome can best be achieved through a CMT facilitator using a program that is fully compliant with the current credentialing Blueprint. 

Med-Line School has become a leader in credentialing preparation. Our classes are staffed by
CMT instructors who continually revise the program based on changes to the AHDI Blueprint as well as feedback from test takers. This has allowed us to continue to have a high rate of success for credentialing.

Med-Line School will be holding its next credentialing course in just a few weeks. The cost is a low $60. This continues to be the lowest cost in the industry. 

As a great way to increase your success, we are also offering some free add-ons valued at over $400.
  • Nine speciality webinars to help you fine tune your knowledge of critical areas.
  • A grammar refresher course. Focus on areas of concern for most MTs.
  • A Book of Style refresher course. A must know for all RMTs and CMTs.

We would appreciate if you could share this with any uncredentialed MTs you know and considering joining one of these groups if you are uncredentialed. 

Together we can all continue the drive towards having every MT credentialed.

Get Credentialed!!

Topics: Credentialing