Medical Assistant / General Procedures

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.