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Medical Assisting

With SIMTICS you can learn and practice the key clinical skills that Medical Assistants perform in a physician’s office, so you’ll be better prepared for your labs and externships. Learn how to get ready for each procedure, the correct steps to perform it safely, and the consumables, instruments and equipment you’ll be using. Browse our Medical Assisting and Lab Test modules on this page. Each module includes: a demonstration video, explanatory text with illustrations, an anatomy section with 2D and 3D images, the simulator with three different scenarios, and a quiz. 

Medical Assisting 44 modules
Injections

Administer Intradermal Injections

Intradermal injections are commonly used for antibody and allergy testing, where the substance needs to be injected between the layers of the skin.

Injections

Administer Intramuscular Injections

Learn how to prepare for and administer intramuscular injections into the deltoid, vastus lateralis, dorsogluteal and ventrogluteal using powdered and liquid medication.

Injections

Administer Subcutaneous Injections

Learn how to prepare for and administer subcutaneous injections into the various sites using medication from vials and ampules.

Vital Signs

Obtain Vital Signs - Adult

This module provides a thorough introduction to the process of obtaining adult vital signs, covering body temperatures, pulse rates, respiratory rates, and blood pressures.

Vital Signs

Obtain Vital Signs - Pediatric

Learn the process of obtaining pediatric vital signs, covering body temperatures, pulse rates, respiratory rates, and blood pressures.

Surgical Procedures

Assist with Minor Surgical Procedures

Learn how to assist the physician with minor surgery such as irrigating and cleaning a wound, suturing a laceration, or removing a foreign entity or a small growth.

Surgical Procedures

Perform Skin Preparation for Minor Surgical Procedures

As a nurse or medical assistant in a doctor's office, you may be asked to perform pre-surgery skin preparation. Learn how to perform skin preparation for minor surgical procedures.

Surgical Procedures

Perform Suture Removal

Learn how to remove sutures and practice the steps of the procedure as often as you want, until you feel confident.

Surgical Procedures

Prepare for Minor Surgical Procedures

Learn how to prepare for minor surgical procedures, correctly open the surgical instrument pack, and add required sterile instruments, while using a sterile technique.

Vascular Procedures

Perform Capillary Puncture and Hematology Testing

Learn how to prepare for, perform, and document safe and correct techniques using capillary puncture from a variety of adult and infant collection sites.

Vascular Procedures

Perform Venipuncture

This module covers how to prepare for and perform safe and correct methods for blood collection, using a variety of venipuncture (phlebotomy) techniques.

General Procedures

Administer Nebulizer Treatment and Assess Peak Flow

This module covers how to prepare for and administer nebulizer treatment, assess peak flow and perform a spirometric test.

General Procedures

Assist with Pap Smear and Breast Examination

The Papanicolaou (Pap) smear is a test used to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous changes in the uterine cervix. Learn how to assist the physician to perform this procedure.

General Procedures

Electronic Health Records

This module provides knowledge on the medical assistant's role as it pertains to electronic health records (EHR).

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General Procedures

Handling Medical Emergencies

This module provides knowledge on the medical assistant's role in the handling of medical emergencies.

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General Procedures

Irrigate the Ear and Instill Ear Medication

This module provides a detailed overview of how to prepare for and perform irrigation of the patient’s ear and instill ear medication.

General Procedures

Irrigate the Eye and Instill Eye Medication

As a nurse or medical assistant in a doctor's office, you may be asked to assist with minor eye injuries or eye treatment. Learn how to perform this procedure.

General Procedures

Obtain Swabs for Culture

Learn how to prepare for and obtain swabs for culture from the back of the throat and from wounds.

General Procedures

Patient History

This module provides knowledge on the medical assistant's role in taking patient history.

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General Procedures

Patient Positioning

This module provides knowledge on the medical assistant's role in assisting the physician with patient positioning.

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General Procedures

Pediatric Assessment (Infant)

A pediatric assessment is carried out as part of a well-child visit to determine growth and developmental patterns, and assists in identifying congenital problems, abnormalities, and disorders. Learn how.

General Procedures

Perform ECG and Interpret

A medical assistant may be responsible for setting up and performing electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) testing. This module teaches you how.

Laboratory Testing

Perform Rapid Infectious Mononucleosis Test

Learn how to prepare for and administer a rapid infectious mononucleosis test.

Laboratory Testing

Perform Rapid Strep Test

Learn how to prepare for and administer a rapid strep test.

Laboratory Testing

Perform Routine Clinical Urinalysis Test

Learn how to prepare for and administer a routine clinical urinalysis test.

Infection Control

Disinfection and Sterilization in the Outpatient Setting 1

This module is part of a 2-volume set. Part 1 provides knowledge of proper disinfection and infection control techniques of the equipment and treatment rooms.

Infection Control

Disinfection and Sterilization in the Outpatient Setting 2

This module is part of a 2-volume set. Part 2 provides knowledge of proper sterilization techniques of medical equipment to help prevent the spread of disease through contaminated equipment.

Tutorial

Tutorial

The SIMTICS tutorial will walk you through a sample module, so you can learn how to use each component: simulations, text, video, anatomy model, quizzes, and the logbook.

X-Ray

Basic Radiographic Techniques

This module provides a thorough introduction to basic radiographic techniques, and demonstrates how to set up and perform an X-ray procedure.

X-Ray

Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This module covers the basic principles of CT, spiral CT and MRI scanning, the differences between them, and advantages of each.

X-Ray

Fluoroscopy and Interventional Radiology

This theory module provides an overview of fluoroscopy and interventional radiology.

X-Ray

Mammography, Bone Densitometry, and Quality Control

This module provides an overview of mammography and bone densitometry, enhanced forms of X-ray technology that are used, respectively, to examine breast tissue and measure bone loss.

MA Professional Skills

Communication

This module provides knowledge on how to communicate professionally as a medical assistant.

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MA Professional Skills

Medical Ethics and Legal Considerations

This module provides knowledge on how to practice professional ethics as a medical assistant.

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MA Professional Skills

Teamwork

This module provides knowledge on how to work well with a team as a medical assistant.

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MA Professional Skills

Time Management

This module provides knowledge on how to practice effective time management skills as a medical assistant.

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Respiratory Care

Aerosol Medication Delivery Protocols

This module provides knowledge in the various types of inhaler procedures used to deliver aerosol medications and the appropriate use of each one.

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Respiratory Care

Arterial Blood Gas Procedures and Interpretation

This module provides knowledge in the proper steps to perform an arterial blood gas test and how to interpret the results.

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Respiratory Care

Assist with Bronchoscopy Procedure

This module explains the proper steps to perform a bronchoscopy procedure.

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Respiratory Care

Oxygen Administration Equipment Recognition

This module provides knowledge of the various types of oxygen administration devices available to healthcare professionals and the appropriate use of each.

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Respiratory Care

Perform Oxygen Administration Protocols

This module provides knowledge of how to perform oxygen assessments to ensure a therapeutic level of oxygen is being delivered in a safe manner.

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Respiratory Care

Perform Pulmonary Function Testing

This module provides knowledge in the various tests used to measure the functions of the lungs.

Respiratory Care

Proper Airway Procedures During Respiratory Care

This module provides knowledge on how to perform proper airway procedures to ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation in a patient.

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Respiratory Care

Proper Suctioning Procedures During Respiratory Care

This module provides knowledge on how to perform various types of suctioning procedures.

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Respiratory Care

Proper Ventilation Procedures During Respiratory Care

This module provides knowledge on how to perform mechanical ventilation.

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