2018-09-26 by NAHB
Whatever career you’re interested in, there’s bound to be lots of training programs available. What sets some apart are the credentials that graduates can walk out of school with. The supply chain and logistics industry is no different, and a valuable asset that budding young professionals may want is membership in the Supply Chain and Management Association (SCMA).
The SCMA is the leading Canadian voice for professionals in this field, and its roots reach back almost a century. The Association boasts 7,500 members, making it the largest for supply chain management professionals in the country. It’s also Canada’s only representative on the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management. Membership of the Association is therefore crucial for graduates, all of whom are eligible to enter if they complete the Supply Chain and Logistics diploma at NAHB. Let’s take a closer look at the background and benefits of the SCMA.
2018-09-19 by NAHB
A career in public service requires dedication, compassion, and a strong sense of principles. For Roger Clowater, his lifelong career in law enforcement inspired him to prepare the next generation of students looking to make a difference. Thanks to his dedication and commitment, many of his students have earned their Certificate of Results and gone on to protect and serve in a variety of fulfilling careers.
Read on to learn more about Roger’s career and how he goes above and beyond for his students.
2018-09-12 by NAHB
Between 2016 and 2017, the Crime Severity Index (CSI) in Canada reported over 1.9 million police-reported criminal code incidents. For police officers working on the frontlines of law enforcement, having a keen understanding of criminal law is essential. In addition, under certain circumstances they may be called upon as a witness during civil cases. Developing an in-depth understanding of both is therefore an essential part of training for this career path.
Here is a quick guide to some of the differences between civil and criminal litigation for students interested in beginning a career in law enforcement.
An Overview of Criminal Law for Students in Police Foundations Training
In Canada, once a Crown prosecutor decides to bring charges against someone who has allegedly committed a criminal offence, this person then becomes the defendant, and their case is brought to trial. The prosecutor represents the community at large and acts as a public employee who is provided to the victim by the Crown counsel’s budget.
Criminal law involves a Crown-appointed prosecutor and a high burden of proof
Additionally, during trial the defendant’s guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, meaning that the judge or jury must be convinced that there is a high probability that the accused in fact committed the crime. As students in a police foundations program know, criminal law addresses offences which were committed with intentional harm against an individual and the community at large. For instance, a home invasion is considered a criminal offence because although it involves property, it violates the privacy and safety of the home’s occupants as well as the community’s notion of the home as a safe space. In order for a defendant to be convicted of a crime, it must be proven based upon the evidence presented that it was committed intentionally. It is important to remember that in Canada, the defendant should be considered innocent until a guilty verdict has been determined.
A Quick Overview of Civil Law
Civil law, in contrast to criminal litigation, concerns a dispute between private parties. In addition, the defendant may be held responsible for damages or injury which occurs as a result of their negligence. A majority of civil law presented to the court includes family law, which involves divorce, child custody, as well as spousal and child support. Allegations of medical malpractice, distribution of estate, and employment complaints are also covered in civil court. Students in police foundations training should be aware that they can be called a witness in a civil trial if they serve a subpoena to anyone involved or acted within the dispute in a law enforcement capacity.
If a case is found to have merit, the court may order the losing party to pay for sufficient damages, which usually involves financial compensation. Other means of resolving a civil case, known as a remedy, are through a declaration which states the rights of the parties, and an injunction, which is a restraining order that states a party has or does not have the ability to take a certain action.
What Are the Main Differences?
Generally, the main difference between civil law and criminal law is that to find the accused at fault, more evidence is required in criminal cases than civil ones. To prove that a crime was committed beyond a reasonable doubt, the prosecution must also demonstrate that the act was committed with intent. Civil cases, however, must be proven on what’s known as a balance of probabilities, which indicates if it is more probable than not that the defendant can be held liable for causing harm or loss to the plaintiff. There is a lower standard of proof involved because a civil trial does not use incarceration or jail time as punishment, but instead settles disputes financially.
Standards of liability and punishment differ between criminal and civil court
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2018-09-05 by NAHB
Anesthesia is often used in dentistry during many types of dental surgeries and minor procedures. Used to ease the experience for patients in the dentist chair, there are different types of anesthesia that teams turn to depending on the dental work that needs to be done. Each anesthetic serves a different purpose and provides specific benefits when administered in certain procedures.
Those interested in pursuing a career as an intra oral dental assistant learn about anesthesia and how it works when administered to patients. Here is a closer exploration of what anesthesia does and how it affects patients once it is administered.
What is Anesthesia and What Does it Do?
Delivered through injection or inhalation, anesthesia is a drug that causes deep relaxation in patients and is used as a sedative during dental or surgical procedures to decrease the feeling of pain or discomfort. Without anesthesia, it would be difficult for dental teams to effectively work on patients.
Anesthesia injection is one of the most common forms of administration in dentistry
Since most procedures involve drilling and scraping, and since the mouth and gums are a sensitive area, anesthesia is necessary for patients to endure the duration of the work. Anesthesia is usually injected by dentists to complete repairs without any difficulty or discomfort for the patient.
Individuals who complete intra oral dental assistant schools are introduced to the effects that anesthetics may cause afterwards. While some patients may feel normal, some may experience drowsiness and numbness until the sedation wears off, which usually lasts for a couple of hours or longer, depending on the patient or the amount injected.
Grads of Intra Oral Dental Assistant Schools Should Be Familiar With These Types of Anesthesia
Intra oral dental assistant training introduces students to the types of anesthetics that are primarily used in dentistry. General and local anesthesia are sedatives used for different dental procedures and have different effects after each is administered.
Knowledge of anesthetic effects is crucial for working in dentistry
General anesthesia is applied during major dental procedures such as tooth extraction, root canals, or other surgeries. It causes patients to enter a deep sleep due to the lack of consciousness brought on by the sedative, since it does not target one specific area when administered.
Perhaps the most frequently used form of anesthetic is local anesthesia. In contrast to general anesthesia, dentists use this method to affect a specific area of the mouth or gums to decrease the amount of pain that may arise during the procedure. In local anesthesia, there are two types of additional anesthetics that are associated with it: topical and injectable. Topical is used right before the dentist injects the anesthesia into the area. It is applied with a cotton swab, spray, or adhesive patch on the gum in order to lessen the feeling of the proceeding injection.
Once the topical anesthetic has been applied, the injectable anesthetic is administered to start the procedure and ensure that pain in the area is prevented. Both topical and injectable anesthetics are applied before procedures that involve fillings, crowns, restorative treatments, aesthetics, and other minor repairs. The patient is unable to feel any pain since the injectable anesthesia works by blocking the nerve endings, which causes numbness in the desired area.
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