This category includes procedures that junior doctors, nurses and other health professionals may need to perform, from nasogastric tube insertion and urinary bladder catheterization, to central venous catheterization and arterial line insertion. You can learn and practice each skill in the simulation scenarios, and within each module you also get guidance with the demonstration video, explanatory text with illustrations, an anatomy section with 2D and 3D images, and a multi-choice quiz.
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Intradermal injections are commonly used for antibody and allergy testing, where the substance needs to be injected between the layers of the skin.
Learn to prepare for and administer intramuscular injections into the deltoid, vastus lateralis, dorsogluteal and ventrogluteal using powdered and liquid medication.
This module explains how to prepare for and administer subcutaneous injections into the various sites using medication from vials and ampules.
This module provides a thorough introduction to the process of obtaining adult vital signs, covering body temperatures, pulse rates, respiratory rates, and blood pressures.
This module provides a detailed introduction to the process of obtaining pediatric vital signs, covering body temperatures, pulse rates, respiratory rates, and blood pressures.
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.
This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and perform a laparoscopic appendectomy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This module covers how to prepare for and perform safe and correct methods for blood collection, using a variety of venipuncture (phlebotomy) techniques.
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.
This module teaches you how to prepare for and administer nebulizer treatment, assess peak flow and perform a spirometric test.
The Papanicolaou (Pap) smear is a test used to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous changes in the uterine cervix.
This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and perform the insertion of an intercostal drain, using the simple technique.
This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and perform the removal of an intercostal drain, using the mattress suture technique.
This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and perform the removal of an intercostal drain, using the simple technique.
This module provides a detailed overview of how to prepare for and perform irrigation of the patient’s ear and instill ear 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 a lumbar puncture in a safe, non-risk space online.
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.
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.
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.
A medical assistant may be responsible for setting up and performing electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) testing.
This module covers the technique of female urethral bladder catheterization
This module covers the technique of male urethral catheterization
This module enables you to learn how to safely perform a suprapubic bladder catheterization
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.
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