Medical assistants and nurses are often asked to take a wound swab or a throat swab for culture, for identifying potential bacterial or fungal infection. This module provides a detailed explanation of how to prepare for and obtain swabs for culture from the back of the throat and from wounds. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers two scenarios that test your ability to obtain a throat swabs and a wound swab for culture. Practice the steps of the procedures online as often as you want, until you feel 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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