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Being a health care student during COVID-19

As with all colleges and universities in B.C., Stenberg College is following COVID-19 protocols and has transitioned all in-class programs to online until students, faculty and staff can safely return to the classroom. To study online, all you need is a computer, an Internet connection and a desire to learn. Stenberg has been providing online education since 2006 and is…
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Discover the High-Tech Tools You’ll Use in 3 Popular Health Care Careers

The health care industry has always been on the cutting edge of technological development. Even computers found some of their first homes in hospitals, where widespread ‘minicomputers’ of the 1970s (which later became personal computers) were first adopted to streamline the medical administration process. Today’s hospitals offer emerging electronics as well as these tried-and-true technologies, creating the most accurate monitoring…
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Why Pre-Analytical Procedures are Important in Laboratory Testing

Doctors use laboratory test results to make final decisions on the diagnosis and treatment of their patients. In fact, lab results influence about 70% of all clinical decisions. Laboratory testing can confirm a doctor’s suspicions, rule out other suspected causes of illness, check to make sure that a treatment is working properly, and even screen a patient for treatable conditions….
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Strategies for Soothing Needle-Anxious Patients

Students taking Nursing courses, enrolled in an online Nursing program, or pursuing Medical Laboratory Assistant training should understand a thing or two about patient fear of needles. Routine procedures like taking blood can be completely derailed by terrified children – and adults – so it’s important for healthcare professionals to develop effective strategies for soothing those needle-anxious patients.   Needle…
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