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Course Descriptions

SGT 201 - Surgical Procedures

10 Credits

This course presents orientation to specific surgical procedures including general surgery, obstetrics and gynecologic surgery, genitourinary surgery, ENT/otorhinolaryngology surgery and orthopedic surgery with related surgical anatomy and pathophysiology and specialty instrumentation. Safe use of lasers and robotics is introduced. Computer skills necessary for the operating room are explored. Clinical practice will employ intermediate surgical interventions. Current CPR certification for the professional rescuer is required.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 202, SOC 101 and SGT 101 and SGT 102, all with a grade of C or better. Co-requisite(s): BIO 235

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Assess the relevant anatomy and physiology for surgical procedures involving specified parts of the human body.
2. Apply the concepts of asepsis.
3. Select procedure specific surgical instruments by classification, name, parts, materials, finishes, or function.
4. Compare and contrast various supplies or medications used for specific surgical procedures.
5. Analyze preoperative diagnostic testing for specific surgical procedures.
6. Prioritize appropriate safety considerations in the surgical setting.
7. Describe the safety precautions associated with laser technology equipment and supplies.
8. Apply aseptic technique in the sterile role for intraoperative case management of specific surgical cases.
9. Perform assigned duties in the first or second scrub role in a variety of surgical procedures.
10. Apply aseptic technique in the prevention of postoperative wound infections.
11. Demonstrate the proper handling of surgical instruments.
12. Apply surgical conscience as it relates to aseptic technique.
13. Develop strategies to provide appropriate management of specific surgical complications.
14. Demonstrate professional responsibilities of the surgical technologist in a variety of clinical settings.
15. Analyze the relationship between surgical pathologies and health and wellness behaviors.
16. Describe the stress management techniques used in the health care setting.

Course Offered Fall

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024