Medical Lab Assistant

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…

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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.

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3 Tips for Your Health Care Job Interview

Professionals working in the health care field are often drawn to this career path because of their compassion for others and desire to make a difference. The health care industry functions with the hard work of an entire team of health care staff, including doctors, nurses, technologists, counsellors and administration. When hiring new staff, health…

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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…

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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…

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