Aug 15, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SURG 1410 - Surgical Technology and Patient Care I


Surgical Technology and Patient Care I is an introduction to principles, techniques and issues in the operating room environment. Topics include surgical team practice, patient care concepts and practice with an emphasis on operating room furniture, instrumentation, equipment and supplies, establishment and maintenance of the sterile field, and skills necessary for preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative case management. Surgical Technology and Patient Care I covers the duties of the surgical technologist; the surgical team members; hospitals and their backgrounds; hospital organization and management; physical aspects of the operating room; intradepartmental relations; communication and rapport; the development of surgery; and identifying ethical, moral and legal responsibilities. The course also introduces students to patient care concepts and practices as well as introduces students to surgical procedures, incisions, wound closure, operative pathology and common complications that arise in general and specialty surgery. Students gain preparation to work under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct in invasive surgical procedures.

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 10
Semester: Fall

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Surgical Technology program.

This course was formerly SURG 1010 and SURG 1011.

Note: Course not designed for transfer.


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