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Course Descriptions

SGT 110 - Foundations of Surgical Technology

1 Credit

This course introduces the roles of the various surgical team members and orients students to the basic organization of healthcare facilities. Interpersonal relationships, communication and teamwork, and ethical standards of conduct are emphasized. Responsibilities of scrub, circulating and second assisting surgical technologists are explored.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Describe the historical development of surgery.
2.Describe the purpose of the management structure of the hospital.
3.Discuss various healthcare related agencies.
4.Identify members of the surgical team and their roles.
5.Identify hospital departments that interact with the surgical suite to provide quality patient care.
6.Identify the rights of health care consumers to receive quality patient care.
7.Compare and contrast various physical, spiritual, cultural or psychological needs of a patient.
8.Discuss ethics as it relates to the surgical technologist in the healthcare setting.
9.Describe the characteristics of the professional surgical technologist.
10.Describe procedures used in the accreditation process of hospitals and educational programs.
11.Interpret a job description for a surgical technologist.
12.Explain the role of professional organizations relevant to OR practice.
13.Explain the characteristcs of effective teamwork, including accurate communication, for leadership in the surgical setting.
14.State the requirements to practice as a Surgical Technologist in New York State.
15.Identify the health and wellness factors that affect one’s own personal and professional life.

Course Offered Fall

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Spring Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022