Category "Healthcare & Medical"

  • Discover a Career as a Medical Coder

    Are you interested in a career in the medical industry? This field is rapidly growing and there is high demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes diagnostic and procedural coding. Our Discover a Career as a Medical Coder provides an overview of essential coding concepts that are relevant in today’s coding systems. We will cover the history of the medical coding profession and provide an introduction to HIPAA, CPT, ICD-9-CM, HCPCS and the transition to ICD-10-CM. 
  • First Aid for Dogs and Cats

    When your dog or cat is injured or sick, accurate assessment of the situation and quick treatment is vital to recovery. It is important to be prepared for even the most common injuries and have the necessary supplies available at all times. Our First Aid for Dogs and Cats course provides a comprehensive guide to keep your pet healthy. This course covers medications, proper dosages, common illnesses and injuries, such as burns, breathing problems, wound care and much more.
  • Discover a Career as a Pharmacy Technician

    The demand for skilled pharmacy technicians is rapidly growing. If you are interested in a dynamic career in a high paced medical field, this course is for you. This course provides an overview of the history of pharmacology and the day to day responsibilities of a pharmacy technician in hospital and retail pharmacy settings. Common drugs and their uses, as well as how they are administered and possible interactions in the body are described. Patient confidentiality laws, including HIPAA and prescription regulations, such as who can prescribe medication are also discussed.
  • Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant

    Becoming a Veterinary Assistant can be a rewarding career in which you have the potential to make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them. This course provides an overview of the history of veterinary medicine and the overall day to day operations in a hospital or clinic setting. You will be introduced to basic skills such as maintaining medical records, pet health care such as grooming and dental practices, and potential diseases that affect animals. The field of veterinary medicine is constantly growing and the job outlook is increasing.
  • Farm Animals and Their Health

    Many people are returning to their roots these days and venturing into one of the oldest professions - farming - but on a smaller scale. Small scale farming is a viable source of side income as well as a great family food source. This course will provide you with resources and information needed to start raising, caring for and profiting from small animals and cattle. You will gain information about every aspect of raising farm animals, from selecting the right animals to harvesting and butchering.
  • Medical Terminology: An Overview

    Medical terms can be complex, confusing and difficult to memorize. By understanding the origins of the words and their building blocks - such as roots, prefixes and suffixes, the terminology will make sense and be easier to use in everyday settings such as doctor’s offices, labs, pharmacies, hospitals and clinics. This course is structured to help you break down commonly used terms and understand how medical terminology relates to body parts, diseases and procedures.
  • COPD: Understanding and Treatment

    Do you or a loved one have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? COPD is emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or both. About 80 - 90% of COPD diagnoses are caused by smoking. Once COPD occurs, the disease is not reversible. With practical tools and an effective plan, you will have a good understanding of this lung disease, its treatment options, and coping strategies. Our COPD course will help you be better prepared to cope or care for a loved one with the disease.
  • Addiction & Recovery: An Introduction

    Addiction is a chronic disease responsible for destroying lives, devastating families, and taking lives. There are many types of addiction; substance addictions (such as drugs and alcohol) as well as behavioral addictions (such as gambling, sex and eating). Our addiction recovery course provides a solid background for understanding addiction and equips the student with tools for supporting treatment and recovery.  Students will learn the differences between use, abuse, and dependence, the variety of treatment options and the steps that lead toward successful recovery.
  • Diabetes: Prevention and Treatment

    Do you or a loved one have pre-diabetes?  We all know that we need to exercise and watch what we eat, but until something goes wrong, it’s sometimes hard to commit to.  Understanding diabetes will help you take action to reverse or minimize your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Our Diabetes: Prevention and Treatment course will give you practical tools to empower you to take control of your health and share healthy habits with those you love. With practical tools and an effective plan, you will have an opportunity to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes!