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Perform Skin Preparation for Minor Surgical Procedures

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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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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. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers two scenarios that test your ability to prepare for and perform skin preparation for minor surgical procedures: the removal of a mole, and a laceration that requires suturing. In the simulations you assist the physician by preparing the room and equipment, cleansing scrub, draping, and painting the site with antiseptic, ready for the surgical procedure. Practice the steps of the procedures as often as you want until you are 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.

You’ll learn

  • relevant medical terminology
  • the importance of pre-surgery skin preparation
  • to visualize the key anatomical structures and components of the skin, comprising the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layers
  • how to prepare for and perform the skin preparation procedure
  • to practice and perfect your skills in performing pre-surgery skin preparation
  • correct post-procedure, recording and reporting procedures
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Introduction
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.1.1 - Prepare the room
Step 1.1.2 - Assemble the equipment
Step 1.2 - Medical assistant preparation
Step 1.3 - Patient preparation
Step 2 - Expose the skin
Step 3 - Scrub the skin
Step 3.1 - Remove body hair, if required
Step 3.2 - Repeat the skin scrub
Step 4 - Paint the skin with antiseptic solution
Step 5 - Complete the skin preparation

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:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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