What does a Certified Nursing Assistant do?

As the baby-boom population ages, nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to assist and care for elderly patients. Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations according to Bureau of Labor Statistics.

At AIHT Education students can received hands-on training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. The course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become certified as a Nurse Aide in the State of Connecticut.

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) fill the gap between patients and nurses – providing quality-of-life care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care and hospice facilities, and in residential settings. They also gather vital information about patients’ conditions, which they relay to their supervisors, so their patients can get the care they need.

Below are some examples of daily actives of a CNA:
– Cleaning and bathing patients
– Help patient use the toilet and to get dressed
– Take care of combing hair, shaving caring for nails and brushing  teeth
– Turn, transfer and reposition your patients between the wheelchair and bed
– Help to take patients to eat and to participate in various activities
– Serve the patients meals and in some cases, to help them eat if they cannot do it for themselves

One of your key roles is to assist your Register Nurse (RN) supervisor in doing his or her job. You will need to listen to patient’s health concerns and record them in notes, either on paper or in an electronic system. After that, you will need to report this new health information to the RN. You will be dealing with a person with a number of health problems, which will vary depending upon the patient. You are going to need to speed much of your time as a CNA working to manage those problems.

For example, you will in some cases need to tend to patient wounds. You will need to clean them, dress them, and ensure that they are healing properly. Also, you will need to work to prevent bed sores in your patients. You will need to reposition your patient often and turn them regularly.

By focusing your efforts as a CNA on these essential tasks, you can really make a strong difference in the lives of your patients.

Are you interested in become a CNA?

The first step to getting your career started is visiting AIHT’S Admission Department. Our friendly and knowledgeable counselors will help you get acquainted with AIHT and our professors, discuss our training programs and answer any and all questions you may have.

4 Amazing Apps to Make Every Healthcare Student’s Life Easier

Majority of healthcare students spend at least 1-2 hours a night reviewing material covered in class. With classes in full swing, now is a great time to look at some of the best study apps for healthcare students. There are many great apps you can use on your phone or tablet that can help you study effectively and efficiently. Check out the list below:

#1 Google Docs
The best thing about Google Docs is the ability to sync-up your notes across all of your devices. If you’re in class taking notes on your tablet and get home and would like to work on your notes on your laptop, simply signing into your Google account and you will have access to all of your notes!

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#2 StudyBlue App
With all those notes you’ve been taking, you will need to find a productive way of using them to study. StudyBlue is an app that helps organizes your notes. The best part about the app is that you can turn your notes into flashcards and take personalized quizzes!

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#3 Test Anxiety App
Have you ever suffered from test anxiety? If you find yourself in anxiety mode before exams, you should check out the AnxietyBC App. Even though this app is geared towards all sorts of anxiety situations, it has a helpful test anxiety component. You can use this app to gain control of your breathing and learn to shift your mind to more positive thoughts so you can focus on mastering the academic material. 
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#4 Self-Control App
Is Facebook, Twitter or Instagram calling your name every time you sit down to do some studying? (YES!) Self-Control app blocks distracting websites so you cannot access them. You create a “blacklist” of sites you find distracting, set a timer on the app and you will be blocked from accessing your blacklisted sites for the time you’ve allotted. It’s amazing how much more work you can get done when you know you cannot visit your go-to procrastination sites!! If for some reason you really must check something on Facebook, you can restart your computer to reset the app, but try to stay focused!!

 

These are just a few apps that can help make your studying a little easier. If you work on eliminating distractions and creating a positive environment for yourself, you will improve your study time!

 

Ready to enroll in healthcare training classes at AIHT Education? Contact the Admissions Department today to learn more about the career training we offer. Schedule a tour!

 

AIHT Students Earn National Phlebotomy Technician Certification

Congratulations to the AIHT Students that passed the National Healthcareer Association Phlebotomy Technician Certification exam Friday, October 27th!

Phlebotomy Technicians are critical team members at hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and blood donor centers. The primary task in a phlebotomy technician’s career is to draw blood from the patient’s veins by using a needle and a syringe.

As advancements in medical technology rise, it’s an especially exciting time to begin a career in this thriving field.

Earning your Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) certification from the National Healthcareer Association can give employers confidence in your skills and abilities.

Interested in pursuing a career as a Phlebotomist? Learn more about AIHT Phlebotomy program by scheduling a visit or call 203-870-8400.

Now Hiring: Health Specialty Instructor

Require Health Specialty Instructor with healthcare background to plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course materials, and methods of instruction; compile, administer, and grade exams; prepare and deliver lectures to the students on healthcare specialty courses; prepare course materials; maintain student attendance, grades, and other required records; observe and evaluate student’s performance; prepare students for careers in healthcare fields; keep abreast of developments in the healthcare field by reading current literature and participating in professional conferences; assist school with community outreach for health promotion. Work with sonography modalities.

Req. at least a Master’s degree in Public Health.

Mail resume to AIHT Education, 480 Lordship Blvd, Stratford, CT 06615.

You may also email resume to hr@aihtedu.com

AIHT Education is an EOE.

Medical Assistant Program Recognized by AMT

AIHT Education is proud to announce that our Medical Assistant program is now recognized by American Medical Technologists (AMT). AMT is a professional organization that offers certification services as well as membership programs to the allied health community. In addition to certification for Medical Assistants, the organization offers certification services for the following professionals: Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Medical Lab Assistants, Medical Administrative Specialists, Phlebotomy Technicians, Dental Assistants, Allied Health Instructors, and Clinical Laboratory Consultants.

5 Reasons You Should Become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

1.It’s a remarkable career helping patients

In this career, you will analyze diagnostic information to provide a summary of findings for the physician. You will be able to recognize the difference between normal and abnormal images. Sonography is safe, accurate and helps to diagnose medical problems that the doctor cannot see without surgery. You will be working with people and helping them every day. Your job may help to eliminate unnecessary surgery or help facilitate more accurate surgery, thus helping people live healthier and more productive lives.

2. It’s a stable career with a growing demand

The U. S Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that the demand for ultrasound technicians to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024. Many Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are employed in hospitals, ambulatory centers, and radiology centers. The Medical Sonographers not only scan parts of the body but are also responsible for maintaining equipment and orders supplies when needed.

3. You are always learning something new

The program comprises of modules like Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Ultrasound Physics, scanning modules like Abdomen, Vascular and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Throughout the program you will be asking questions and continuing to further your knowledge in the field. The exciting thing about any medical profession is that innovative discoveries are constantly being made, therefore you will be a continuous learner throughout your career.

4. You wouldn’t be stuck behind a desk all day

Sonographers are always moving, and that aspect of the work appeals to energetic people. You may need to help patients move or you may need to move equipment. You may be on your feet a lot, which some people see as a good thing. This is definitely not a desk job except for brief periods of filling out required forms or talking to patients. Sonographers enjoy a fast-paced work shift that combines a variety of duties with plenty of action.

5. Earn Professional Credentials

After completion of the graduation requirements, students may appear for American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registry exam. The first part of the exam would be to take the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination which tests basic physical principles and instrumentation knowledge essential to sonography professionals and students. Most student take this exam once they pass the Ultrasound Physic class. To earn a Register Diagnostic Medical Sonography (RDMS) credential, students must pass the SPI examination and a corresponding specialty examination within five years. ARDMS certification shows fellow healthcare professionals, employers and the medical facilities you work with that you work towards achieving excellence in the field of Sonography. To learn more details about the exams you can go to the ARDMS website: http://www.ardms.org/get-certified/Pages/default.aspx

AIHT Education in Stratford, CT is now enrolling for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. If you are interested in learning more information you can e-mail contact@aihtedu.com or call 203-870-8400.

AIHT Open House – Saturday Nov 10th 9 AM – 12 PM

Did you just graduate from High School? Are you looking to start a new career? If you are looking for a dynamic and growing career field, healthcare may be the right choice for you!

Come and learn all the great opportunities in the healthcare field at AIHT Education’s Open House is Saturday November 10th from 9 AM – 12 PM at 480 Lordship Blvd, Stratford CT.

Prospective students will get the opportunity to:

  • Tour our campus and explore the benefits of hands-on career training!
  • Learn about financial assistance for those who qualify
  • Learn about job placement assistance upon graduation
  • Meet one-on-one with an admissions representative

Information Session – AIHT Education

AIHT Education is holding an Information Session for their upcoming Ultrasound and Cardiovascular programs. The Info Session will take place at AIHT on Wednesday, November 9th from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at 480 Lordship Blvd, Stratford CT.

Potential students will learn about:

  • Sonographer Learning Objectives
  • Ultrasound vs Cardiovascular Career
  • Daily Job Tasks & Responsibilities
  • Prerequisites & Application Process
  • Graduate Success Stories

Ultrasound is one of the most popular non-invasive diagnostic imaging procedures in the healthcare industry. AIHT Educations traditional teaching method includes theory classes in class room settings and hands on experience in clinical lab.

For more information, contact us at 203-870-8400 or admission@aihtedu.com

To sign up for the Info Session on Nov. 9th please complete the Registration Form

Upcoming Class Schedule

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AIHT Education is now enrolling new students. Please find below the starting dates for the  for the respective healthcare training programs at the Stratford, CT campus.

Please contact the admissions department at 203-870-8400 for more information about our training programs and admission process.

Day Hours: 9 AM – 2 PM | Evening Hours: 5 PM – 9 PM

 

 

Admissions Meeting

Activities will include:

  • Admissions Presentation
  • Financial Assistance Overview
  • Campus tour
  • Individual Counseling Sessions

For more information, contact us at 203-870-8400 or admission@aihtedu.com

To register, please complete the Registration Form

Schedule

10:00 am – Registration and Reception

Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in before the presentation begins.

Admissions Presentation

Our Admissions staff will welcome you to the campus and present an overview of the Institute, our programs, and the application process.

Financial Assistance Presentation

A financial assistance representative will explain the different options available to students.

Campus Tours

An AIHT representative will take you on a tour of the institute.

Individual Counseling Sessions

Prospective students will have the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with an Admissions Counselor.