Medical Assisting News & Articles Medical Assisting Student Helps Save a Life On September 17, 2011, Memphis Campus Medical Assisting student Jameka Love was attending a community church picnic. Jameka was sitting at a picnic table eating lunch when she was suddenly called on to help a 15-year-old girl who had fallen and was having difficulty breathing. Allied Health Students at Fort Worth Campus Focus on Certification Representing our Medical Assisting with X-Ray (Limited Scope)/EKG and Medical Billing and Coding programs, a group of 51 Fort Worth Campus Allied Health students accepted the challenge, studied hard, and prepared to take one of the following certification exams on May 20, 2011: coding, medical assisting, EKG, or phlebotomy. "Passing my certification exam will allow me to have more opportunities in the medical field," said MA-X student Julieta Serano. In the Checkout Line: Candy, Magazines - and Remington CollegeIn the Checkout Line: Candy, Magazines – and Remington College? Contributed by Joy Cornwell, Campus Librarian The first day of class brought an unexpected surprise for Medical Assisting with X-Ray (MA-X) student Celina Haynie. "I looked up, and there Remington College blood drives in Houston set for June 15, June 20, June 21 All three Remington College campuses in Houston are continuing their series of blood drives to recruit more minority blood donors to benefit Houston residents in need of blood. Remington College-Fort Worth Campus blood drive set for June 22 Remington College - Fort Worth Campus is continuing its series of blood drives to recruit more minority blood donors to benefit DFW residents in need of blood. Remington College blood drives in Cleveland set for June 14 and June 23 Remington College - Cleveland West Campus and Remington College - Cleveland Campusare continuing their series of blood drives to recruit more minority blood donors to benefit Cleveland-area residents in need of blood. Remington College-Columbia Campus blood drive set for June 23 Remington College - Columbia Campus is continuing its series of blood drives to recruit more minority blood donors to benefit Columbia residents in need of blood. Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus blood drive set for June 14 Remington College - Baton Rouge Campus is continuing its series of blooddrives to recruit more minority blood donors to benefit Baton Rouge residents in need of blood. Remington College-Mobile Campus blood drive set for June 21 Remington College - Mobile Campus is continuing its series of blood drives to recruit more minority blood donors to benefit Mobile residents in need of blood. Remington College-Colorado Springs Campus blood drive set for August 25 Remington College - Colorado Springs Campusis continuing its series of blood drives to recruit more minority blooddonors to benefit Baton Rouge residents in need of blood. 2011's Allied 9Health Fair at Colorado Springs Campus Is a Record-Smashing Success With the help of many volunteers from the community and multiple Allied Health graduates and current students, Remington College – Colorado Springs Campus has just completed its fourth successful 9Health Fair, held on-site at the College on April 18. This year, the Campus had an impressive 37 percent increase in the number of people to whom they were able to provide services. Most of the screenings were free, with a minimal cost for blood screenings, colorectal cancer screenings, and Vitamin D screenings. Remington College-Honolulu Campus blood drives set for August 16 & 17 Remington College - Honolulu Campus is continuing its series of blood drives to recruit more minority blood donors to benefit island residentsin need of blood. Successful Externship Just the Beginning for Little Rock Medical Assisting Graduate Loni Johnson "I am a single mother and faced many challenges during my schooling. Now, I LOVE my job. I am working in medicine and working with children." As to any advice or words of inspiration for other students, Loni had this to say: "It is so worth the hard work. Spend the extra time studying. Your education is one thing that can never be taken away from you." Medical Assisting Student Sends Holiday Greeting Cards to Overseas Military Personnel ShreveportMedical Assisting student Allysha Free-Lukasheay sent holiday wishes overseas to our country's military personnel as recognition for the sacrifice they make and the holiday season they spent separated from their families. Baton Rouge College Holds Bake-Off to Benefit Local Battered Women's Program On November 8, 2010, Medical Assisting program instructor Janis Mann held a bake-off at our Baton Rouge College, followed by a bake sale, to raise funds in support of the local battered women's program at the Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center (CAFVIC). Why Remington College Hosts Frequent Blood Drives Our health care college students have the opportunity to see professional health care workers in action while learning about patient care, sterilization, recordkeeping, and more. They seereal-world applications of what they are learning in their classrooms and labs. Third Annual "HIV Awareness Day" Enlightens and Informs Students, Staff, and Employees at Columbia Campus Representatives from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) were on hand on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, to offer free HIV five-minute tests for all interested parties as part of "HIV Education and Awareness Day" at Remington College – Columbia Campus. The event was coordinated by Medical Assisting Lead Instructor Catherine Hayes-Savage. Remington College Receives National Partner of the Year Award from America's Blood Centers Remington College has been selected as the first recipient of America's Blood Centers' National Partner of the Year Award. The award, presented at ABC's Awards of Excellence banquet on March 21, recognizes Remington College for its 3 Lives blood drive campaign, an effort to raise awareness of the need for minority blood donors, as well as collect blood on each Remington College campus. The program is called 3 Lives because three lives may be saved for every one pint of blood collected. Colorado Springs College Reaps Benefits from Membership in Professional Health Care Association Our Colorado Springs Campus is reaping multiple benefits from its membership in the local Pike's Peak Chapter of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM). Answers to questions from specialists in the field, leads on externship sites, and job placement possibilities are just a few of the potential plusses derived from PAHCOM membership.... Remington College Continues Campaign to Recruit Minority Blood Donors Remington College - Shreveport Campus blood drive set for March 17th Remington College in Shreveport is continuing its series of blood drives to recruit more minority blood donors to benefit Shreveport residents in need of blood. Remington College Names Singer AJ Green Spokesperson for 2011 Blood Drive Campaign AJ Green will share his battle with sickle cell disease as part of Remington College effort to increase minority blood donations AJ Green has performed for two U.S. presidents and shared the stage with Elton John, Bill Cosby and Jennifer Hudson. Remington College Collects 2605 Pints of Blood in 2010 Through 3 Lives Effort Remington College has exceeded its goal of collecting 2,500 pints of blood through campus blood drives in 2010. Remington College collected 2605 pints of blood through its 3 Lives campaign. Remington College Campuses to Hold November Bone Marrow Drive Remington College will hold bone marrow drives on all its campuses during the month of November. Remington College, a career school that offers associate's and bachelor's degrees, has 20 campuses throughout the United States, including an online campus. Remington College Leads Effort to Collect 795 Pints of Blood in June Remington College, America's Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America recently wrapped up the second in a series of 3 Lives blood drives on Remington College campuses across the country and collected 795 pints of blood during the month of June. 9Health Fair at Colorado Springs Campus Helps the Public, Builds Students' Skills Promoting continued good health among local residents is a key goal at our Colorado Springs college campus, as is the chance to provide our students with hands-on learning experiences. On Monday, April 19, 2010, both of those goals came together, as Remington College – Colorado Springs Campus marked its third time as a host of the Southern Colorado 9Health Fair. 3 Lives Blood Drive Collects 684 Pints of Blood Remington College, America's Blood Centers and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America recently wrapped up the first in a series of blood drives on Remington College campuses across the country and collected 684 pints of blood. Gift Allows Remington College - Cleveland West Student to Hear Every Word at Graduation this Month Like all college students, Jennifer Burkey-Sanders looks forward to hearing her name being called during Remington College-Cleveland West graduation ceremonies this month. But for Burkey-Sanders, hearing her name at the ceremony takes on a very special meaning. She's been dealing with hearing loss since birth. What she does hear is muffled and causes her to miss out on sounds that most people take for granted Nashville Medical Assisting Students Get a Lesson – and More – in Chiropractic Care Justin Gardner, the Marketing Coordinator for MedicoSpine Center, a Nashville-based chiropractic office, spoke to Medical Assisting (MA) students at Remington College – Nashville Campus on February 24, 2010. Dallas Campus Is NAHP's "2009 School of the Year "Remington College – Dallas Campus is proud to announce its recent recognition by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP) as '2009 School of the Year.' NAHP Executive Director Jan Schilling presented the award to Dallas Campus President Skip Walls at the Campus's graduation ceremony on February 11, 2010. May Is National Wellness Month… And it's good time to schedule a checkup with your doctor. For a career checkup, check out some of the Remington College Health Care programs that can give you the skills needed for an entry-level position in the health care industry. Remington College Partners with 9Health Fair to Host Souther Colorado Health Fair Colorado Springs, Colo. – (April 15, 2010) – Colorado Springs residents can get access to more than 20 critical health screenings at the 9Health Fair, hosted by Remington College - Colorado Springs Campus on April 19th. Remington College Partners with America's Blood Centers for "3 Lives" Blood Drives in 2010 Remington College and America's Blood Centers are partnering for a series of blood drives to be held at Remington College campuses across the country throughout the year. The program is called "3 Lives" – because three lives may be saved for every one pint of blood donated. Remington College Partners with Sickle Cell Disease Association of America for Blood Drives Focusing Remington College and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America are partnering for a series of blood drives to be held at Remington College campuses across the country throughout the year. The program is called "3 Lives" – because three lives may be saved for every one pint of blood donated.Visit www.3Lives.com for more information. Remington College to Host Southern Colorado Health Fair Colorado Springs, Colo. – April 6, 2009 – Colorado Springs residents can get access to more than 20 critical health screenings at the 9Health Fair, hosted by Remington College® on April 20th. Medical Assisting: Is This Allied Health Profession Right for You? Do you like helping people and enjoy a variety of tasks? If you'd like the opportunity to work in healthcare, with targeted assignments in administration, diagnostic procedures, and patient care, then a career in medical assisting may be an excellent career choice for you. Health Care Training with an Eye Toward the Future The health care field is widespread, growing, and continues to offer opportunities to skilled and talented individuals. If your particular interests involve pursuing a health care position that allows you to have a variety of administrative and clinical tasks while playing a key role in helping a medical office to run efficiently, you may want to consider Clinical Medical Assisting (CMA).