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Makati Chiropractic supports San Mateo County Office of Education, CTE Students
On October 14, 2014, Dr. Ronald Mitchell generously donated his valuable time from his busy schedule to speak to the Medical Assisting students. He gave a brief anatomy lesson on how the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems work in conjunction with each other. It was very enlightening to hear about causes of pain and various modalities of treatments. Additionally, he emphasized how important it is to listen to patients and show compassion for their injuries and pain. He mentioned that he wanted his patients to feel as though their visit at his office would be the best part of their day! Therefore, the students need to be truly interested in helping their patients. It was exciting to hear our future medical assistants answering questions that Dr. Mitchell posed and also to understand the clinical terms he was using.
The Business Manager of Makati Chiropractic, Dr. Willie Britt, followed Dr. Mitchell’s presentation with a motivational speech of his own. Dr. Britt challenged the students to evaluate their motives for being in the class. He emphasized how being a healthcare worker takes empathy and commitment. Students were encouraged to surround themselves with people that would support their goals and devote the time it takes to learn about the field. He confirmed that they were in a good program at the SMCOE/CTE and commended them for their goals. He inspired them to think about the next step in their lives after completing the program.
At the end of the day, students felt inspired and are looking forward to their administrative internships. CTE appreciates valuable leaders like Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Britt for donating their time to assist future professionals in their pursuit of excellence.
San Mateo County Office of Education/ Career Technical Education (CTE) prepares our students for employment requirements following graduation.
The Bay Region CPR instructors conducted CPR training at our SMCOE/CTE Center in Burlingame.
All CTE courses at our Center require students to complete CPR training in order to be prepared for employment in their field. Each course experiences one day of training with Bay Region CPR so that each student receives individualized attention in correct techniques and understanding of the process.
Anthony Dennis took the lead in thoroughly explaining Adult and Infant CPR, AED and the Abdominal Thrust procedure. Dr. Ronald Mitchell was also present with Anthony, working closely with the students in small groups. Our adult learners were very engaged in the training, understanding why and when to begin CPR and how to do so safely. Each student had to successfully demonstrate each of the steps in the process. Additionally, they each had an opportunity to demonstrate, under supervision, how to use the AED.
It was a rigorous educational and practical application experience; their hard work paid off when all students passed the exam and are now employment ready with BLS Adult and Infant certification.
Dorothy Ramirez, Hospital Unit Coordinator Instructor, is currently working her 37th year @ UCSF Medical Center/Mount Zion Hospital as a Hospital Unit Service Coordinator (HUSC III), and has been teaching for SMCOE/CTE for about 25 years now.
Tori Black, Child Development Associate Instructor, has been a Director for various Child Development Centers for 12 years. She has a B.A. in Child Development and a Minor in Psychology as well as a Site Supervisor Permit and her Education, Child Development and Family Services CTE Credential.
Korean Delegates visit SMCOE's - Career Technical Education Center in Burlingame
On February 18, 2014 a contingent of 30 Korean Principals visited the Career Technical Education Center in Burlingame with the intention of gaining ideas to implement in their own school programs. SMCOE/CTE has successfully been in operation since 1967 and was chosen to be used as a model program by the principals.
Korean schools tend to concentrate on academics and would like to include technical skills in order for students to be fully prepared for careers whether they attend college or not. CTE focuses on health careers and gives students rigorous, relevant and up to date training that prepares them for the world of work, including longevity.
Adele Berg, CTE Administrator, gave the principals a tour of the classrooms. The principals enjoyed exchanges between the students and staff. They found how supportive the Instructors were with the students and how the classes involve extensive soft skills training that help students not only become better employees but improve their lives. The principals were impressed with the fact that most classes include National Certification. The day ended with a question and answer with Ms. Berg and we hope they benefitted from that interchange.
It was a wonderful day and CTE embraced their motto “Hope for Students and Satisfaction for Business!”
The CMAA Journey Begins
Certified Insurance Billing and Coding - ICD-10-CM Seminar
The implementation of the ICD-10-CM is scheduled for October 2014 for all Medical Offices and Billing and Coding contractors. The fall semester students had the opportunity to attend two trainings with the AAPC Palo Alto chapter where they were introduced to the new changes by way of ICD-10-CM. As a result, our students earned Continuing Education Units for each Saturday that they attended the training.
There were two instructors who presented the new changes to our students, Susan Carson and Dori Rincon. Coding changes that were addressed included Neoplasms, The Endocrine System, Blood Diseases and Infectious Diseases. During the second training, the areas covered included Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopment Disorders; Diseases of the Nervous System; Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa; Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid process; Diseases of the Circulatory System and Respiratory System.
AAPC provided breakfast and lunch on both days and also held a raffle that furnished new ICD-10 books to the lucky winners.
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