Surgical/Operating Room Technology

Classes

SUR 100 : Principles of Surgical Technolog

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.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

Admission to the Surgical Operating Room Technology Program, HPS 105 and BIO 201

SUR 101 : Introduction to Surgical Technology

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 and principles of patient care, surgical procedures, 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 of this course students should be able to describe methods to maintain a sterile environment, and recognize members of the operating room team according to their roles.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Admission to the Surgical Operating Room Technology Program, HPS 105 and BIO 201

SUR 103 : Surgical Procedures

This course is a study of surgical procedures as they relate to anatomy, pathology, specialty equipment, and team responsibility. Patient safety is emphasized and medications used in surgery are discussed. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to participate in surgical procedures in the operating room.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

Admission to the Surgical Operating Room Technology program, HPS 105 and BIO 103

SUR 104 : Surgical Practicum I

This course is the application of surgical principles in the perioperative setting. Emphasis is placed on application of the surgical technology skills. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to participate in the surgical technologist role.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

SUR 105 : Surgical Practicum II

This clinical experience allows the student to practice in the health care environment using entry-level skills attained in previous classroom laboratory and clinical instruction. In addition to clinical skills, emphasis is placed on specialty surgical procedures, the study of trends, professional and interpersonal skills in the health care setting, and case review. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to apply concepts of surgical technology at the entry level.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

SUR 106 : Role Transition in Surgical Technology

This course is designed to provide specialized instruction for the student preparing to transition into the field ofSurgical Technology. Emphasis is on review of content specific to the practice of surgical technology and preparation for the NBSTSA certification examination. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate readiness to take the certification examination.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

SUR 107 : Surgical Anatomy and Physiology

This course is an overview of surgical anatomy and pathophysiology. Emphasis is placed on the organizational structure of the body, organ systems, relevant surgical pathophysiology, and related medical terminology. Upon completion, the student should be able to apply knowledge of anatomy in the clinical environment.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Admission to program andBIO 201, HPS 105

SUR 108 : Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

A study of basic pharmacology as is relates to the practice of the surgical technologist. Topics covered include basic conversions, calculations, classifications, desired effects and side effects, terminology, care and safe handling of medications, as well as a comprehensive review of surgical medications. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to recognize and properly manage pharmacologic agents commonly used in the surgical environment.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

SUR 205 : Surgical Practicum IV

This is a continuation of the clinical experience practice in the health care environment using skills attained in previous classroom laboratory and clinical instruction. The course includes a detailed study on clinical techniques and emphasis is placed on selected specialty surgical procedures, the study of trends, professional and interpersonal skills in the health care setting, and case review. Upon completion of this course, the student should have acquired necessary skills for transition from student to technologist.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

SUR 209 : Special Topics in Surgical Technology

This course is designed to provide specialized instruction in selected topics in the field of Surgical Technology. Emphasis is on content specific principles based on student needs. Prerequisite as required by the department.

Credits

1

SUR 210 : Special Topics in Surgical Technology

This course is designed to provide specialized instruction in selected topics in the field of Surgical Technology. Emphasis is on content specific principles based on student needs. Prerequisite as required by the department.

Credits

2