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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. Define perioperative case management
2. Describe the relevant anatomy and physiology for surgical procedures involving specified parts of the human body.
a. General Surgery 1) Alimentary canal 2) Abdomen – digestive system, hepato-biliary system, pancreas, spleen 3) Breast 4) Thyroid 5) Tracheotomy
b. Female reproductive system (OB/GYN procedures)
c. Genitourinary system
d. Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT/Otorhinolaryngology procedures)
e. Oral and Maxillofacial area
f. Musculoskeletal system (Orthopedic procedures)
3. Identify pathologies requiring surgical intervention.
4. Use appropriate terminology associated with specific surgical procedures.
5. Identify the instruments, supplies, and medications used for identified surgical procedures.
6. Identify special preoperative diagnostic procedures and preparations for identified surgical procedures.
7. Discuss potential complications of the specific surgical procedures.
8. Complete assigned duties in the first scrub role in a variety of surgical procedures.
9. Complete assigned duties in the second scrub role in a variety of surgical procedures.
10. Explain the procedures associated with the various stages of surgery (which may include: preparations, preoperative care, intraoperative care, or postoperative care) for identified surgical procedures.
11. Describe the operative sequence in the opening or closing of a surgical wound.
12. Perform the basic computer skills in the operating room setting.
13. Describe the relevant laser technology and associated safety precautions including equipment and supplies.
14. Define and explain the basic principles of robotics and their use when performing surgery.

Course Offered Fall

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Spring Semester 2022
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