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Surgical Technology (SURG)

SURG 1861 Surgical Technology I (A)

6 credits
This course will provide an in-depth introduction to the role and responsibilities of the Surgical Technologist as an important professional in the delivery of surgical health care services. Introduction to the surgical environment will include professional responsibilities, legal and ethical considerations and basic surgical environment safety. The principles of aseptic technique to include surgical asepsis, scrubbing, gowning, gloving, sterilization, disinfection, and operating room sanitation are explored. Course introduces direct patient care interventions to include positioning, prepping, draping techniques, and related operative procedures. Anesthesia and pharmacological considerations for patient surgical care are investigated. Students will learn the surgical use of instrumentation as well as the utilization of common surgical supplies. Students will be exposed to lecture, discussion, seminar, and recitation educational experiences all in support of direct patient care laboratory, practicum, and clinical applications in a variety of hospital-based surgery units. Preadmission to the program is required before enrolling in this course.
Lecture: 2 hours - Clinical: 12 hours        Lab fees: $50.00

SURG 1862 Surgical Technology II (SP)

6 credits
Principles of asepsis and the patient care concepts of positioning, prepping, draping, and procedural techniques are directly applied to the investigation of general (GEN), gastrointestinal (GI), obstetrics (OB), gynecological (GYN), and genitourinary (GU) surgical services. The role and responsibilities of the Surgical Technologist as the “scrub” member and the “circulator” member of the surgical team will focus on maintaining the integrity, safety, and efficiency of the sterile and nonsterile areas throughout various surgical procedures. Investigation of instrumentation, sutures, needles, dressings, packings, drainage tubes/systems, and auto-stapling devices will continue, along with a focus on endoscopy use in GEN, GI, OB, GYN, and GU surgical services. Students will be exposed to lecture, discussion, seminar, and recitation educational experiences all in support of direct patient care laboratory, practicum, and clinical applications in a variety of hospital-based surgery units.
Lecture: 2 hours - Clinical: 12 hours
Prerequisite: SURG 1861        Lab fees: $50.00

SURG 1863 Surgical Technology III (SU)

8 credits
The principles of asepsis and the patient care concepts of positioning, prepping, draping, and procedural techniques are directly applied to the investigation of Orthopedic (Ortho) and Neurosurgery (Neuro) surgical services. The role of the surgical technologist as the “scrub” member and the “circulator” member of the surgical team continues to focus on maintaining the integrity, safety, and efficiency of the sterile and nonsterile areas throughout various surgical procedures. Investigation of instrumentation, sutures, needles, dressings, packings, and drainage tubes/systems will continue with a focus on selected internal and external fracture stabilization devices, cast immobilization, spinal fixation implants, and neurosurgical shunts. Students will be exposed to lecture, discussion, seminar, and recitation educational experiences all in support of direct patient care laboratory, practicum, and clinical applications in a variety of hospital-based surgery units.
Lecture: 3 hours - Clinical: 15 hours
Prerequisite: SURG 1862     Lab fees: $50.00

SURG 2864 Surgical Technology IV (A)

6 credits
The principles of asepsis and the patient care concepts of positioning, prepping, draping, and procedural techniques are directly applied to the investigation of Plastic and Reconstructive, Otorhinolaryngology and Throat (EENT), Ophthalmic (OP), Thoracic, Peripheral Vascular (PV), and Cardiovascular (CV) surgical services. The role of the surgical technologist as the “scrub” member and as the “circulator” member of the surgical team continues to be explored throughout various surgical procedures. Investigation of instrumentation, sutures, needles, dressings, packings, and drainage tubes/systems will continue with a focus on ocular implants, microscopic use, skin grafting techniques, liposuction use, mammoplasty implants, inner ear shunts, and tracheotomy tubes, endoscopy use, chest tubes, cardiopulmonary bypass, vascular autografts and allografts, intra aortic balloon pumps, and vascular shunts. Students will be exposed to lecture, discussion, seminar, and recitation educational experiences all in support of direct patient care laboratory, practicum, and clinical applications in a variety of hospital-based and ambulatory surgery centers.
Lecture: 2 hours – Clinical: 12 hours
Prerequisite: SURG 1863     Lab fees: $50.00

SURG 2865 Surgical Technology V (SP)

9 credits
This course will provide the Surgical Technology student with an in-depth analysis, recognition, and medical/surgical treatment for a variety of advanced surgical specialty areas. These areas include Orthopedic Total Joint Replacement, Laser Therapy, Endoscopy, Ophthalmic, Oncology, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Cardiovascular, Ambulatory Surgery, and Organ Procurement. Additional surgical specialty areas of interest will be investigated and offered to students, alumni, and surgical health care professionals as they become available. Students will be exposed to lecture, discussion, seminar, and recitation educational experiences all in support of direct patient care laboratory, practicum, and clinical applications in a variety of hospital-based and ambulatory surgery units.
Lecture: 4 hours – Clinical: 15 hours
Prerequisite: SURG 2864     Lab fees: $50.00