Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus by: Laura Switkowski, Veterinary Adjunct Faculty   What is Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus? Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus, otherwise known as GDV, is a condition that can happen in dogs that is life threatening. This condition occurs when the dogs stomach twists over upon itself, leading to the stomach to become overstretched and rotated by excessive gas. When…

ICD10CM Mistakes

Four Steps to Avoid Making ICD10CM Mistakes

Four Steps to Avoid Making ICD10CM Mistakes   Written by Kara Silvers, CPC, CPC-I Medical codes are used for reimbursement, research, tracking public health, and directing treatment of individual patients. Most billers and coders are more familiar with the codes in the area of reimbursement. They make sure the codes match the diagnoses and procedures…

Blackstone Army Credentialing Assistance

Expansion on Military Benefits to Prepare Active Duty Soldiers for Careers with Army Credentialing Assistance

Expansion on Military Benefits to Prepare Active Duty Soldiers for Careers with Army Credentialing Assistance   Blackstone Career Institute (BCI) is excited to offer Army Credentialing Assistance in order to expand upon the programs provided to assist military service members in obtaining certification in various in-demand career fields. These programs help service members transition more…

dry mouth

Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) – Causes and Treatments

Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) – Causes and Treatments Written by: Colette Jesikiewicz CDPMA, FADAA What Is It? Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a condition caused by the reduction of saliva production. This condition does have dental implications. The goal of the dental team is to relieve discomfort and to prevent dental complications. Saliva is produced by three…

effective at home study tips

Tips for Studying at Home Effectively

Tips for Studying at Home Effectively Studying from home can be less than motivating at times, especially when nearly everything is done virtually and independently. Yet, there are some creative ways to develop a study space that meets your needs as a learner and will help you succeed in your educational and career goals. Making…