Surgical Technology Clinical I SURG 21103 Credits
(Prerequisite: Program admission) Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist. Topics include: scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping; assistance with patient care; processing of instruments and supplies; maintenance of a sterile field; and environmental sanitation. In addition, introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observation/participation in routine procedures and procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include: general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, genitourinary surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery and neurosurgical procedures. Utilization of minutes allotted to specialty areas are at the discretion of the program.
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