2014: A Year in Review

As we wrap up 2014, we want to thank everyone who helped make our 25th anniversary year a great one! This year brought about a lot of new and exciting things to NCCT. We released a new Tech in Surgery – Certified (NCCT) certification examination at the beginning of the year. We’d like to thank everyone who helped make that possible –subject matter experts, exam coordinators, program directors, and the examinees! We also gained a …

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Crossword Puzzle – December 2014

Crossword Puzzle – December 2014

You asked for it, so we brought it back! The NCCT crossword puzzle will now be a monthly installment on the NCCT blog. Test your knowledge with a new medical category every month! This month’s crossword is titled: Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Do your best to find the answer to every crossword hint, but if you need some help, grab the answer key for this month’s crossword here.

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Certified Professional – Congrats on 10 Years, Brenda!

Certified Professional – Congrats on 10 Years, Brenda!

Every month NCCT likes to recognize a certified member of our community. This month we want to congratulate Brenda Pierfelice! Brenda has been a National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) for 10 years! Brenda, thank you for your dedication to the medical field! You can read more of her story below. Initially, what made you interested in getting into the medical field? I have been interested in the medical field since high school. I took health …

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Featured CE Course – December 2014

Featured CE Course – December 2014

Epidemiologists have thought that it was only a matter of time before a viral hemorrhagic fever such as Ebola was identified in the United States. This happened in September 2014 when a man with a travel history to West Africa was admitted to a hospital in Texas and diagnosed with Ebola. NCCT developed a continuing education course that describes Ebola and 10 other viral hemorrhagic fevers including locations of outbreaks, natural reservoirs, reservoir-to-human transmission, control, …

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Happy National Allied Health Professions Week!

Happy National Allied Health Professions Week!

We have a winner! Congratulations to LaTisha G. from Germantown, Tennessee. You have won the Natioal Allied Health Professions Week drawing! NCCT wants to wish a happy National Allied Health Professions Week to all of our certificants! Each one of you deserves to be recognized for the hard work and dedication you show your industry. We hope you have a great week! As a token of our appreciation, one lucky certificant will win a special …

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Important P.A.C.E® Approval Information for NCCT Continuing Education Courses

Important P.A.C.E® Approval Information for NCCT Continuing Education Courses

In compliance with ASCLS P.A.C.E® policies, changes in NCCT CE P.A.C.E® approved courses will occur on 10/1/2014. The following changes will be made: P.A.C.E® approved courses have an expiration date. If a course is completed after the expiration date, P.A.C.E® credit is not given. The expiration date will be printed on the CE course cover page. ASCLS P.A.C.E® determines the CE CH value. Therefore, changes in NCCT CE course CH values occurred. NCCT CE course …

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Crossword Puzzle – November 2014

Crossword Puzzle – November 2014

You asked for it, so we brought it back! The NCCT crossword puzzle will now be a monthly installment on the NCCT blog. Test your knowledge with a new medical category every month! This month’s crossword is titled: From The Prescription Pad. Do your best to find the answer to every crossword hint, but if you need some help, grab the answer key for this month’s crossword here.

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Featured CE Course – November 2014

Featured CE Course – November 2014

The professionals at NCCT provide new courses throughout the year that are designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by job analysis in the disciplines tested. Course topics are selected using input from subject matter experts, exam committees, reviews of current practice, and suggestions from stakeholders. Each month we highlight a new CE course and this month our focus is on: Injections – Safe Practices and More #1221214, 3.0 CH Between 2001-2012, there have …

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Featured Proffesional – Congrats on 15 Years, Tiffany!

Featured Proffesional – Congrats on 15 Years, Tiffany!

Every month NCCT likes to recognize a certified member of our community. This month we want to congratulate Tiffany Asberry! Tiffany has been a National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) for 15 years! Tiffany, this is truly a great achievement! You can read more of her story below. Initially, what made you interested in getting into the medical field? I became interested in the medical field because of my mother, who is a licensed vocational nurse. …

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Crossword Puzzle – October 2014

Crossword Puzzle – October 2014

You asked for it, so we brought it back! The NCCT crossword puzzle will now be a monthly installment on the NCCT blog. Test your knowledge with a new medical category every month! This month’s crossword is titled: Drug Classifications. Do your best to find the answer to every crossword hint, but if you need some help, grab the answer key for this month’s crossword here.

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