It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3 hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as readings, research, homework assignments, practica, studio work, and other academic work for every hour of instruction spent in the classroom/laboratory.
Prerequisite: SURG 1100 or permission of instructor.
This course presents the role of the surgical technologist in the intraoperative setting. This course emphasizes surgery-specific anatomy and physiology of the tissue planes of the human body, surgical site management, hemostasis, electrosurgery, lasers, endoscopy, anesthesia techniques, and introduction to surgical pharmacology. Students will apply knowledge and skills in a clinical environment. (15 contact hours: 4 lecture, 3 lab, 8 clinical) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $58.00
Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Technology program or NURS 2750 or permission of instructor.
This course prepares the sterile and the unsterile surgical team members to safely prepare, handle, administer, and monitor pharmacologic agents in the sterile environment.
(2 contact hours) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $49.00
Prerequisite: SURG 2300 or permission of instructor.
This course presents a continuation of patient care in the intraoperative setting as performed by the advanced level student surgical technologist. This course prepares the student to perform in the position of first scrub surgical technologist in procurement/transplants, neurologic, orthopaedic, spine, cardiac, and vascular procedures. The course will also discuss age-specific patient populations. Students will apply skills learned in a clinical environment. Students will sit for the national certification examination through the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). (20 contact hours: 4 lecture, 16 clinical) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $42.00
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
This course introduces topics of postgraduation professional and employment interest to surgical technologists, including selected management activities, role as first assistant in surgery, certification exam review planning, time management, resume writing, and job interviewing.
(1 contact hour) [Catalog Entry]