Injections

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Administer Subcutaneous Injections

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

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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.

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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.

Vital Signs

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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.

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Obtain Vital Signs - Pediatric

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

Surgical Procedures

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Perform Suture Removal

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

Vascular Procedures

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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.

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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.

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Venous Cannulation

Venous cannulation is used for intravenous administration of fluids, drugs, parenteral nutrition, or radio opaque contrast media; also to allow frequent or repeated blood sampling. Learn how.

General Procedures

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Obtain Swabs for Culture

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

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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.

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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.

Tutorials

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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.

Injections

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Administer Subcutaneous Injections

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

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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.

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Administer Intramuscular Injections

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

Vital Signs

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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.

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Obtain Vital Signs - Pediatric

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

Surgical Procedures

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Prepare for Minor Surgical Procedures

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

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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. This module provides a detailed overview of how to perform skin preparation for minor surgical procedures.

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Assist with Minor Surgical Procedures

As a nurse or medical assistant in a doctor's office, you may be asked 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.

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Perform Suture Removal

This module provides a detailed explanation of how to remove sutures. Practice the steps of the procedures as often as you want, until you feel confident.

Vascular Procedures

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Perform Capillary Puncture and Hematology Testing

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.

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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.

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Arterial Blood Sampling

Arterial blood sampling for blood gas analysis (ABG) is often practiced in the hospital setting to help make a diagnosis, indicate the severity of a condition and assess treatment.

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Arterial Line Insertion

Arterial line placement is often used in the management of critically ill patients for continuous blood pressure monitoring and also to allow frequent blood gas sampling.

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Central Venous Catheterization Subclavian

Central venous catheterization is a common procedure carried out in a hospital setting, and is used for a variety of reasons including intravenous administration of specific drugs, parenteral nutrition, haemodialysis, and to aid in the diagnosis of cardiac failure.

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Central Venous Catheterization – Internal Jugular

This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and insert a central venous catheter into the jugular vein. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator allows you to practice and test your ability to insert a central line into the jugular vein, with cross-sectional animations to enable understanding.

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Venous Cannulation

Venous cannulation is used for intravenous administration of fluids, drugs, parenteral nutrition, or radio opaque contrast media; also to allow frequent or repeated blood sampling.

General Procedures

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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.

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Administer Nebulizer Treatment and Assess Peak Flow

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

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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.

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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.

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Obtain Swabs for Culture

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.

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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.

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Perform ECG and Interpret

A medical assistant may be responsible for setting up and performing electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) testing.

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Nasogastric Tube Insertion

Nasogastric (NGT) tube insertion is a common procedure that provides access to the stomach and can be uncomfortable for the patient if the procedure is not carried out correctly. Learn how to insert an NGT tube safely.

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Lumbar Puncture

Learn how to perform a lumbar puncture in a safe, non-risk space online.

Urinary Bladder Catheterization

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Male Urinary Bladder Catheterization

This module covers the technique of male urethral catheterization

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Female Urinary Bladder Catheterization

This module covers the technique of female urethral bladder catheterization

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Suprapubic Catheterization

This module enables you to learn how to safely perform a suprapubic bladder catheterization

Tutorials

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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.

Sonography Fundamentals

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Basic Ultrasound Scan Techniques

This introductory module teaches you the basic principles and techniques required to begin general ultrasound scanning, and guides you step-by-step through some basic scans.

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Ultrasound Physics 1

A basic knowledge of ultrasound physics and instrumentation is vital to ensure the correct application of ultrasound for both diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

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Ultrasound Physics 2

A basic knowledge of ultrasound physics and instrumentation is vital to ensure the correct application of ultrasound.

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Abdominal

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Ultrasound of the Liver

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the liver.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Pancreas

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the pancreas.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Gallbladder

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the gallbladder.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Spleen

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the spleen.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Retroperitoneum, Peritoneal Cavity and Abdominal Wall

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the spleen.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Urinary Tract & Adrenal Glands

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the urinary tract and adrenal glands.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Abdominal Vasculature

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the abdominal vasculature.

Echocardiography

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Basic Echocardiography Techniques

This module provides an introduction to echocardiography and teaches you the basic techniques required to begin echocardiographic examination of the heart.

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Basic Echocardiography Views

This module follows on from Basic Echocardiography Techniques and teaches you how to obtain the views required to examine all of the anatomy of the heart.

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Doppler Techniques and Instrumentation

Doppler techniques are used to monitor blood flow through the heart and major vessels.

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Echocardiography Assessment of Cardiac Wall Motion and Diastolic Function

This module teaches you how to how to assess cardiac wall motion and diastolic function.

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Echocardiography Assessment of Valvular Disease

This module teaches you how to identify and assess the sonographic appearance of heart valve pathology and valve replacements.

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Echocardiography Assessment of Endocarditis and Pericarditis

This module teaches you how to how to set up and perform echocardiography assessment of endocarditis and pericarditis.

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Embryology and Echocardiography Assessment of Congenital Heart Disease

The cardiovascular system is the first main organ system to form and become functional, and provides the growing embryo with oxygen and nutrients.

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Transesophageal Echocardiography and Stress Echocardiography

Transesophageal echocardiography is an invasive procedure that is undertaken by a suitably qualified physician, with assistance from a nurse and a sonographer.

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Electrocardiogram (ECG) 12-Lead

Learn how to prepare for, record and interpret a 12-lead ECG.

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Cardiovascular Pathology

A detailed introduction to pathology of the cardiovascular system, aimed at cardiovascular sonographers and other health professionals who need an understanding of cardiac pathology.

Superficial Structures and Small Parts

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Female Reproductive Organs

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the female reproductive system. The interactive simulator provides three different scenarios to test your ability to perform this type of scan.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Male Reproductive Organs

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the male reproductive system.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Female Breast

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the breast.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Thyroid and Parathyroid

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, and includes normal and pathological findings.

Obstetrics

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Ultrasound Assessment during the First Trimester

Obstetric sonography has become an indispensable tool in the identification of pregnancy and the care of pregnant women.

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Ultrasound Assessment during the Second and Third Trimesters

Obstetric sonography has become an indispensable tool during pregnancy. This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination during the second and third trimesters.

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Ultrasound Assessment of Fetal Anomalies

Obstetric ultrasound is the most powerful way to assess the fetus during a pregnancy.

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Ultrasound Assessment of Fetal Growth

Obstetric ultrasound is the most powerful way to assess the fetus. This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound assessment of fetal growth and high-risk pregnancies.

Pediatrics

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General Pediatric Ultrasound Protocols and Ultrasound of the Pediatric Abdomen

Ultrasound is valuable for evaluating abdominal pain in pediatric patients.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Pediatric Brain

Pediatric head ultrasound is a routine procedure that is used to diagnose conditions related to premature birth, and to avoid the development of complications in babies that are born prematurely.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Pediatric Hip and Spine

Ultrasound assessment is used to identify developmental defects, and to assist in the diagnosis of various conditions and anomalies in the pediatric patient.

Vascular

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Carotid, Subclavian and Vertebral Arteries

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the common carotid, internal carotid, external carotid, vertebral, and subclavian arteries.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Lower Limb Arteries

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the lower limb arteries.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Lower Limb Veins

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the lower limb veins.

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Ultrasound Vessel Mapping

Ultrasound mapping is performed as part of pre-operative planning for procedures such as sclerotherapy and varicose vein surgery.

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Ultrasound Assessment of the Abdominal Vasculature

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the abdominal vasculature.

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Tutorials

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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.

Radiography Theory

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Radiographic Analog Processing

This theory module provides a thorough introduction to radiographic film and film processing, handling and storage.

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Fluoroscopy and Interventional Radiology

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

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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.

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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.

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Radiographic Image Analysis

This information-rich module teaches you about radiographic image analysis, including how to manage the factors that affect image quality.

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Computer Science, the Digital Image, and Computed Radiography

This theory module provides an introduction to computer science, the technology used in radiographic imaging, and the difference between digital imaging and computed radiography.

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Radiographic Imaging

This theory module teaches you the key concepts that underpin radiographic imaging such as scatter radiation, exposure, and field size, and the tools and techniques available to create high-quality X-ray images.

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Digital Radiography and Fluoroscopy, Image Viewing and PACS, and Quality Control

This theory module provides an introduction to digital image acquisition, display and storage.

Radiography Procedures

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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.

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Radiography of the Chest, Bony Thorax, and Soft Tissues of the Neck

This module teaches you how to prepare for, set up and acquire radiographic projections of the chest, bony thorax and soft tissue of the neck and upper airways.

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Radiography of the Upper Extremity and Shoulder Girdle

This module teaches you how to prepare for, set up and obtain radiographic projections of the upper extremity and shoulder girdle.

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Radiography of the Lower Extremity and Hip

This module teaches you how to prepare for, set up and obtain radiographs of the lower extremity and hip

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Radiography of the Abdomen and Pelvis

This module demonstrates how to set up for and obtain X-rays of the abdomen and pelvis.

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Radiography of the Skull, Cranial and Facial Bones, and Paranasal Sinuses

This SIMTICS module teaches you how to prepare for, set up, and obtain radiographs of the skull, cranial and facial bones, and paranasal sinuses. Including both practice and test modes, the online simulator features three different patient scenarios.

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Radiography of the Spinal Column

This module teaches you how to prepare for, set up and obtain radiographic images of the spinal column. Including both practice and test modes, the online procedure simulator offers three different scenarios that might be encountered in a clinical setting.

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Radiography of the Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Systems and the Biliary Tract

This module teaches you how to set up for and perform radiography of the upper and lower gastrointestinal systems and biliary tract.

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Radiography of the Central Nervous System, Circulatory System, and Arthrography

This module provides an overview of radiography of the central nervous system, circulatory system, as well as arthrography.

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Radiography of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

This module teaches you how to prepare for, set up and perform radiography of the urinary and reproductive systems.

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Non-Routine Projections for Chest, Neck, Upper Extremities & Shoulder Girdle

This module teaches you how to prepare for, set up, and obtain non-routine radiographic projections of the chest, bony thorax, upper airway/soft tissue of the neck, upper extremities and shoulder girdle.

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Pharmacology and Drug Administration

This module teaches you about pharmacology and the role of the radiologic technologist in administering drugs for radiologic procedures

Tutorials

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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.

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