This course is designed to extend the knowledge of the Surgical Technologist. It is built on the knowledge gained from SUR 105, SUR 106, and SUR 205. Essential team skills in the operating room environment are applied to various surgical specialties and disaster/public health emergencies. Patient, equipment, and supply preparation are demonstrated in the following types of surgeries: advanced orthopedics, cardiovascular, minimally invasive cardiac, and trauma surgery. The patient preparation, instrument and equipment set-up and assembly are demonstrated. The actual procedural stages for each surgery within the specialties are presented and reinforced in the clinical setting. The concurrent clinical experience affords the student the opportunity to directly apply didactic information.
Last Updated: 01/25/2014