This course is designed to build on the knowledge gained in SUR 105. Fundamental team skills and knowledge of medical terminology are enhanced in SUR 106 and applied in the environment of the operating room and various specialties of surgery. Basic concepts of electricity and specialty equipment are introduced with the emphasis on safe patient care in the operating room. Patient, equipment, and supply preparation are demonstrated in the following types of surgeries: ear, nose, throat, mouth, jaw, and eye. The specialty of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery is presented. Students are exposed to neurosurgery of the spinal column and the brain. The actual procedural stages for each basic surgery within the aforementioned specialties are presented and reinforced in the clinical setting. The concurrent clinical laboratory experience during the actual surgical interventions affords students the opportunity to directly apply didactic information.
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