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Medical Assistants in Dental Offices

This blog frequently discusses scope-of-practice issues, but health care always provides new questions to examine. This post will address the following: Are medical assistants permitted to work in a dental office under the authority/supervision of a dentist? 167 more words

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Massachusetts Law Outlines Delegation of Immunizations

In 2016 the Massachusetts legislature passed legislation that permits primary care providers to delegate the administration of immunizations to a medical assistant who is the following: 237 more words

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Congressional Action on the ACA

As our government transitions to a new administration, the following question has become increasingly common:

Would amendments to or repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affect medical assistants’ scope of practice? 83 more words

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RN or LPN: Which role is right for the job?

RNs and LPNs- both licensed nurses, have similar and complementary roles, and very different scopes of practice.  Below is a quick overview demonstrating the similarities among and differences between the two.   78 more words

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5 ways to encourage optimal positioning in labour

There are so many factors that contribute to a birth experience, both controllable and uncontrollable. One major factor is the position of your baby. Dilation might feel like the most important action in childbirth, but I’d argue position takes the cake. 1,067 more words

What's the difference between a Midwife and a Doula?

Like most doulas, I’m a member of several private groups for birth professionals. One of the topics that comes up frequently is the “does this sound like she thinks I’m a midwife?” post. 1,173 more words

Why I don't attend unassisted births

It’s controversial. The act of free birthing. The arguments for and against. The discussions about freebirthing amongst doulas. Even writing this piece. It’s all just controversial. 627 more words