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.