Course Descriptions

SGT 101 - Surgical Pharmacology and Anesthesia

2 Credits

This course provides a study of pharmaceutics used in surgery. The actions, usage and side effects of commonly administered medications and solutions and the methods by which they are administered are presented. Computation of medication doses and solution composition is introduced. Two class hours.

Prerequisite(s): SGT 100 with a grade of C or better, SGT 110 with a grade of C or better, BIO 144 with a grade of C or better, HIM 104, and MTH 165 or higher. Co-requisite(s): PHL 250, BIO 145, ENG 101 or ENG 200, and SGT 102.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify medications for patient use.
2. Mix medications for patient use.
3. Calculate and measure accurate doses of medications for patient use.
4. Define general terminology associated with medication use.
5. Demonstrate procedures for the care and handling of medications and solutions.
6. Identify the principles of medication use in the care of the surgical patient.
7. Explain the principles of anesthesia administration.
8. Explain components of anesthesia preparation of the surgical patient.
9. Compare and contrast methods, agents and techniques of anesthesia administration and preparation.
10. Correlate use of anesthesia monitoring devices with patient homeostasis.
11. Describe anesthesia complications and interventions used to manage complications.
12. State the classification, use, action, modes of administration, side effects and contraindications of medications used in the care of the surgical patient.

Course Offered Spring only

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Fall Semester 2017
Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018