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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 7 modules
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

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

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.

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