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The healthcare industry is in a state of change, and we want to provide students with the knowledge they need for a lasting career in healthcare. Education is at the heart of SE Career College, and our blog can help keep you informed as you explore your career options, learn the latest news in the industry, and stay updated on the changes you may see in the healthcare profession.

Deciding if Working in Long-Term Care Facilities is Right For You After HCA Training

Deciding if Working in Long-Term Care Facilities is Right For You After HCA Training

Working in a long-term care facility can be exciting, fulfilling, but also challenging for health care assistants (HCA). Some of the benefits of working in this setting may include competitive salaries and a nurturing and supportive work environment. However, long-term facilities can get very busy, and with so…

Why Health Care College Graduates Need to Guard Against “Learned Helplessness” in Clients

Why Health Care College Graduates Need to Guard Against “Learned Helplessness” in Clients

Learned helplessness is a common mental health problem among the elderly which usually manifests as a belief that they have absolutely no power or control over their circumstances. Many clients in long-term and home care facilities suffer from learned helplessness and may feel powerless to ask for help…

4 Industries That Value Professionals With CPR Certification

4 Industries That Value Professionals With CPR Certification

Accidents can happen in any workplace, and organizations in many different industries across Canada value professionals who know how to perform CPR and first aid. In the event of a medical emergency, knowing there is a staff member on hand with these skills can help make other employees,…

Approaching Caring for Clients Suffering from Delusions After PSW Training

Approaching Caring for Clients Suffering from Delusions After PSW Training

Delusions are one of the unfortunate symptoms that seniors suffering from dementia may have to contend with as their condition worsens. Delusions manifest as beliefs that clients hold with no basis in reality, but nonetheless come to dominate their subjective experiences. Clients with dementia exhibiting these kinds of…

How HCAs Can Use Dancing to Benefit Seniors After Health Care School

How HCAs Can Use Dancing to Benefit Seniors After Health Care School

Professional health care assistants (HCAs) are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to keep their clients healthy and fit. Whether it’s a traditional waltz or a Zumba session, dancing represents both a fun and exciting way to incentivize seniors to exercise and keep active. It’s…

Knowing When and Why to Perform CPR After Standard First Aid Courses

Knowing When and Why to Perform CPR After Standard First Aid Courses

Choosing to get CPR and first aid training is a great way for caring and compassionate individuals to help save a life in the event of an emergency medical situation. However, knowing when it is safe to perform CPR is important when considering some of the risks to…