This course is designed to introduce the student to the role of the Surgical Technologist in the health practice environment. Fundamental team skills are developed to assist the student to function during the care of patients having surgery. Communication utilizing medical terminology and basic computer functions is demonstrated and discussed in relation to its role in the operating room. The principles of aseptic techniques are introduced and demonstrated with the inclusion of the methods of sterilization, instrument identification, surgical set-up and instrumentation handling. Patient, equipment, and supply preparation are demonstrated and applied to the procedural stages, with basic concepts of robotics presented in relation to General, Colorectal, and Gynecologic/Obstetric Surgery. Accountability, responsibility and commitment to the surgical technologist profession are discussed. Concurrent clinical laboratory experiences introduce the student to the practice setting in the operating room as well as the sterile processing area. This course is subject to a course fee.
|The following courses must be taken prior to this course|
|MAT 011 - Beginning Algebra|
|BIO 131 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I with a minimum grade of C within five years|
|ENG 101 - English Composition I|
|CMS/SPC 110 Speech Communication, CMS/SPC 113 Voice and Articulation , CMS/SPC 120 Public Speaking, CMS/SPC 230 Communication in Organizations or THA 105 Introduction to Acting I: Improvisation and Fundamentals|
|The following courses must be taken along side this course|
|BIO 132 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II. May be taken prior or during course.|