As a nurse or medical assistant in a doctor's office, you may be asked to perform capillary puncture to assess blood glucose, hematocrit and cholesterol levels. This module teaches you how to prepare for, perform, and document safe and correct techniques using capillary puncture from a variety of adult and infant collection sites. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three scenarios that test your ability to perform capillary puncture for blood glucose, hematocrit and cholesterol testing in adults and infants. 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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