This course is an introduction to the field of surgical technology as a career. Emphasis is on the role of the surgical technologist, principles of asepsis, principles of patient care, operative techniques, blood-borne pathogens, safety, and pharmacology. Additionally, the principles of microbiology, and professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities of the surgical team will be covered. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate practical application of the basic principles and skills of the surgical technologist.
Admission to the Surgical Technology program and BIO 103, BIO 201, ENG 101, MTH 100, ORI 101, and Humanities Elective.