Introduces the study of the surgical process, including aspects of the operating room environment. Highlights preparing the patient for surgery, including transporting, positioning and special preparation procedure. Presents physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient, including ethical and legal rights of the patient.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Introduces principles of aseptic technique, sterilization, disinfection and antisepsis including environmental safety and control, CDC and OSHA requirements. Presents packaging, storing and dispensing surgical supplies, principles of wound healing including types, stages and complications; types, preparation and care of surgical supplies, packing, dressings, catheters, drains, tubs, supplies and equipment; classifications of instruments, sutures and needles. Describes responsibilities related to the scrub and circulating roles. Provides students practical experience in the operation room. (Note: Previously listed as NUR 141-142).
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
Introduces the surgical specialties of general; gastroenterology, gynecology; ophthalmology; otorhinolaryngology; dental; oral and maxillofacial; plastic and reconstructive; pediatrics; oncology; neurosurgery; orthopedics; cardiac; thoracic; vascular; transplant; and trauma in a laboratory and clinical experience. (Note: Previously listed as NUR 209 and NUR 210).
Prerequisite: NUR 145. Corequisite: BIO 142, SUR 250.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 12-15 hours. Total 16-19 hours per week.
Introduces pharmacology as it relates to surgical intervention in the operating room. Includes medication calculations, measurements, administration, terminology and handling and a review of certain drug classifications as they relate to surgical patients. (Note: Previously listed as HLT 250, General Pharmacology). Prerequisite: SUR 140.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
Provides job seeking skills and an overview of theoretical knowledge in preparation for national certification. Includes test taking strategies, career options, resume preparation, interviewing techniques, professional credentialing and organizations and professionalism as it relates to surgical technology.
Prerequisite: SUR 210. Corequisite: SUR 299.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
Provides continued study and extensive clinical experience in all surgical specialties. Emphasis is on clinical practice thereby further enhancing theoretical and practical knowledge of select procedures, surgical instrumentation, supplies and equipment. The scrub and circulating roles of the surgical technologist including aseptic technique and case preparation for select surgical procedures continue to be emphasized. Prerequisite: SUR 210. Corequisite: SUR 254.
Laboratory 15-18 hours per week.