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.
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Intradermal injections are commonly used for antibody and allergy testing, where the substance needs to be injected between the layers of the skin.
Learn how to prepare for and administer intramuscular injections into the deltoid, vastus lateralis, dorsogluteal and ventrogluteal using powdered and liquid medication.
This module provides a thorough introduction to the process of obtaining adult vital signs, covering body temperatures, pulse rates, respiratory rates, and blood pressures.
Learn the process of obtaining pediatric vital signs, covering body temperatures, pulse rates, respiratory rates, and blood pressures.
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.
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.
Learn how to remove sutures and practice the steps of the procedure as often as you want, until you feel confident.
Learn how to prepare for minor surgical procedures, correctly open the surgical instrument pack, and add required sterile instruments, while using a sterile technique.
Learn how to prepare for, perform, and document safe and correct techniques using capillary puncture from a variety of adult and infant collection sites.
This module covers how to prepare for and perform safe and correct methods for blood collection, using a variety of venipuncture (phlebotomy) techniques.
This module covers how to prepare for and administer nebulizer treatment, assess peak flow and perform a spirometric test.
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.
This module provides knowledge on the medical assistant's role as it pertains to electronic health records (EHR).
This module provides knowledge on the medical assistant's role in the handling of medical emergencies.
This module provides a detailed overview of how to prepare for and perform irrigation of the patient’s ear and instill ear 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.
Learn how to prepare for and obtain swabs for culture from the back of the throat and from wounds.
This module provides knowledge on the medical assistant's role in taking patient history.
This module provides knowledge on the medical assistant's role in assisting the physician with patient positioning.
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.
A medical assistant may be responsible for setting up and performing electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) testing. This module teaches you how.
Learn how to prepare for and administer a rapid infectious mononucleosis test.
Learn how to prepare for and administer a rapid strep test.
Learn how to prepare for and administer a routine clinical urinalysis test.
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.
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.
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.
This module provides a thorough introduction to basic radiographic techniques, and demonstrates how to set up and perform an X-ray procedure.
This module covers the basic principles of CT, spiral CT and MRI scanning, the differences between them, and advantages of each.
This theory module provides an overview of fluoroscopy and interventional radiology.
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.
This module provides knowledge on how to communicate professionally as a medical assistant.
This module provides knowledge on how to practice professional ethics as a medical assistant.
This module provides knowledge on how to work well with a team as a medical assistant.
This module provides knowledge on how to practice effective time management skills as a medical assistant.
This module provides knowledge in the various types of inhaler procedures used to deliver aerosol medications and the appropriate use of each one.
This module provides knowledge in the proper steps to perform an arterial blood gas test and how to interpret the results.
This module explains the proper steps to perform a bronchoscopy procedure.
This module provides knowledge of the various types of oxygen administration devices available to healthcare professionals and the appropriate use of each.
This module provides knowledge of how to perform oxygen assessments to ensure a therapeutic level of oxygen is being delivered in a safe manner.
This module provides knowledge in the various tests used to measure the functions of the lungs.
This module provides knowledge on how to perform proper airway procedures to ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation in a patient.
This module provides knowledge on how to perform various types of suctioning procedures.
This module provides knowledge on how to perform mechanical ventilation.
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