health care awareness
Keeping Healthy in Winter

It’s the dead of winter, which means different things to Concorde campuses when it comes to health care awareness. Our campus in Jacksonville, Fla. was hammered by bomb cyclone Grayson a couple weeks back. Texas has been...

health care trends
5 Health Care Predictions for 2018

There’s one thing about health care trends in 2018 that’s more fact than prediction. As an industry, health care is exploding. An aging baby boomer population ensures that. The industry will continue to grow by...

health care
HIPAA and Social Media

Quips like “it isn’t official unless it’s on Facebook” or “if there isn’t a picture of it, it didn’t happen” are a sign that it’s no secret we live in a social world. Social media...

respiratory therapy
Respiratory Health in Winter

Winter is almost here. It’s time to plan to ensure respiratory health and see to it that you won’t need respiratory therapy anytime soon. Winter is the season every year that sees the greatest uptick...

health care awareness
National Flu Vaccination Week

Beginning today and running through Dec. 10, it’s National Flu Vaccination Week. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. An annual flu vaccine is...

polysomnographic technology
Common Sleep Mistakes

It’s a human malady so common, there’s an entire health care field devoted to it. Polysomnographic Technology, which Concorde teaches at four of its campuses, deals with sleep technology, or sleep medicine. Millions of people...

health care awareness
Commemorating American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month, a month devoted to health care awareness for a disease that affects millions of Americans. We want to help raise some health care awareness about how to prevent this insidious...

health care profession
Proper Bedside Manner and Professionalism

The patient experience – or, patient satisfaction – became a more prevalent topic in the health care profession recently. That makes professional etiquette – aka bedside manner – one of the most important factors contributing...

Nursing Taken Beyond the Hospital

When one thinks of Nursing, the first notion of a work environment typically floats toward a hospital setting. That’s hardly the only place a nurse, be it an RN, BSN or licensed practical or vocational...

Overcoming Fears of Blood & Needles

Today, Halloween, is the spookiest, creepiest day of the year. It’s a day also often marked by blood and fear. It’s in that spirit that we effectively combine those latter two things and discuss how...

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The Need for Blood Following Disasters

Last year had more than its share of natural disasters, not to mention disasters of other sorts like mass shootings. Each of those disasters had things in common. A lot of heartbreak, suffering … and,...

health care industry
Top 10 Health Care Trends for 2018

Everything changes year to year, but few industries endure the scope of change like the health care industry. This year promises to be no different, which means Concorde will be busy keeping up. Soaring expenditures...

health care training
Concorde’s Surrogate Body Parts

At Concorde, we always like to point out the “hands-on” and real-world” health care training we provide our students. That means our Surgical Technology students practice actually assisting during a surgery. Medical Assistant students practice...

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Ways to Dispose of Old Medication

Many of us have medications at home that we no longer need or use. Heck, we might not even remember why we had them in the first place. Some of the medications might have been...

National Hand-washing Awareness Week

All this week has been National Hand-washing Awareness Week. Proper hand-washing is vital to good hygiene and keeping away germs that cause illnesses such as influenza. Of course, we want all of our Concorde students,...

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Save Your Waistline This Thanksgiving

“Gobble ‘til you wobble” is not a suggestion, but a way of life, observed by most Americans on Thanksgiving Day. Not surprisingly, the average holiday dinner plate is piled full of nearly 3,000 calories, according...

How Smoking Affects Your Health

Today is the annual Great American Smokeout, a day where respiratory therapy stands at the forethought as smokers across the country are encouraged to quit smoking, even if it’s for just one day. We want...

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How RTs Treat Pneumonia

We at Concorde know that the role of Respiratory Therapist is one of the most vital on any medical team. There can’t be life without breath, and the Respiratory Therapist aids that process. This especially...

health care awareness
A Short History of X-Rays

On Nov. 8, 122 years ago, a German physicist named Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923) became the first person to observe X-rays, according to History.com. The discovery was a significant scientific advancement in health care awareness....

dental hygiene
Cold and Flu Effects On the Mouth

The mouth is a mirror of our total body health, according to Diane Osso, Dental Hygiene Program Director at Concorde’s campus in Aurora, Colo. So when a cold or flu wreaks havoc on our bodies,...

“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”


Kontessa Brown
Dental Assisting Graduate

“Without the support of certain instructors … I would not have pushed myself to grasp the concepts and pass my boards on the first attempt. Once I passed my boards, it was less than one month after that I landed my first Respiratory Therapist job where I am currently working with so much joy every day.”


Marcus Streator
Respiratory Therapy graduate