What is a Medical Assistant?

Written by Danni R., CMA, CCMA, CMAA

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Medical assisting is a dynamic field that is always changing and always growing. In this day and age where medical assistants are being asked to undertake increasingly complex tasks in eitherrepparttar front or back office there is room for everybody! The common goal of all medical assistants, whether male or female isrepparttar 109439 care and treatment of patients.

Front office tasks mostly consist of administrative duties, such as answeringrepparttar 109440 phones, scheduling appointments, and assisting patients to fill out their information forms; whereas back office duties consistsof clinical tasks, revolving around patient care, such as taking vital signs, performing simple diagnostic tests, and sterilizing and cleaning equipment and examination rooms.


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Written by Dr. Sherin Elkhawaga

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The wealthy people both men and women wore long see-through robes that were pleated. Noblemen would sometimes wear a long robe over his kilt, whilerepparttar women wore long pleated dresses with a shawl. Some kings and queens wore decorative ceremonial clothing with feathers. Wealthy people wore sandals made of leather that had straps acrossrepparttar 109438 instep and betweenrepparttar 109439 first and second toes. Most people went barefoot, but wore sandals on special occasions. The king wore very elaborately decorated sandals, and sometimes decorative gloves on his hands. The sandals were sometimes made of palm fiber or braided papyrus together with leather sandals.

Clothing styles were chosen for comfort inrepparttar 109440 hot, dry climate of Egypt, while inrepparttar 109441 winter, wraps and cloaks were worn. . Women did not dress without washing (rich people had a tiled area for washing). After washing, they rubbed themselves with scented oil then they placed a large rectangle of linen over their heads, gatheredrepparttar 109442 loose corners up and tied them in a knot belowrepparttar 109443 chest. The usual toilet articles were tweezers, razor and comb. Priests washed several times a day and they had to remove all body hair to be pure enough to approachrepparttar 109444 god. They could not wear leather sandals or wool clothing (considered unclean). They wore a leopard robe when servingrepparttar 109445 god Amun.

The Egyptians cared about their appearance a great deal. The women spent a lot of time bathing, rubbing oils and perfumes into their skin, and using their many cosmetic implements to apply make-up and style their wigs. Using a highly-polished bronze hand mirror, a woman would apply khol, a black dye kept in a jar or pot, to line her eyes and eyebrows, using an "brush" or "pencil" made of a reed. Men wore this eye make-up as well, which was not only a fashion but also protected againstrepparttar 109446 eye infections which were common in Egypt. They would use a dye called henna to redden their nails and lips. Wigs were worn by men and women. Wigs were made from human hair or wool. They wore curled wigs for special occasions.

Egyptians adorned themselves with as much jewelry as they could afford. Wealthy people wore broad collars made of gold and precious stones liked together, which fastened atrepparttar 109447 back ofrepparttar 109448 neck. Pairs of bracelets were worn aroundrepparttar 109449 wrist or high onrepparttar 109450 arm, aboverepparttar 109451 elbow. Rings and anklets were also worn. Women wore large round earrings and put bands around their heads or held their hair in place with ivory and metal hair pins. Ordinary people wore necklaces made of brightly colored pottery beads.

Egyptian radiologist,interested in egyptology.

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