Intramuscular injections are administered directly into the muscles, which allows the medication to be absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. Intramuscular injections are also used for administering large amounts of medication or where oral intake is not possible. This module explains how to prepare for and administer intramuscular injections into the various sites (deltoid, vastus lateralis, dorsogluteal, ventrogluteal) using powdered and liquid medication. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three scenarios that test your ability to administer intramuscular injections into the different sites. Practice the steps of the procedure as often as you want until you are confident. This module is based on the entry-level competencies for which the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) test the Medical Assistant.
The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:
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