Medical/Nursing / 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.

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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.