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Swab Culture for Medical Professionals NEW

Medical Professional - Clinical > Non-Invasive and Testing Procedures
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Learn how to prepare for and obtain swabs for culture from the back of the throat and from wounds.

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 swab and a wound swab for culture. Practice the steps of the procedures online as often as you want, until you feel confident.

If you are not a medical student or physician, you may prefer the other version of this module, which includes all the procedural information needed by professionals in other roles: /shop/clinical/medical-assisting/general-procedures/obtain-swabs-for-culture

You’ll learn

  • pre-procedure considerations for obtaining swabs
  • to visualize the key anatomical structures and cross-section of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx
  • how to prepare for taking a swab for culture
  • to practice and perfect your skills in collecting a swab from the back of the throat, and collecting a wound specimen by either swabbing or aspirating
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Introduction
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.2 - Medical professional preparation
Step 1.3 - Patient preparation
Step 2 - Obtain a throat swab
Step 3 - Obtain a wound specimen
Step 3.1 - Inspect the wound
Step 3.2 - Obtain a wound swab
Step 3.3 - Obtain a wound aspirate
Step 3.4 - Clean the wound
Step 4 - Complete the procedure

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 key terms and hyperlinks to references
  • 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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