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SUR 102 - Applied Surgical Technology

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 9 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 5

Description: This course covers the principles and application of aseptic technique, the perioperative role, and medical/legal aspects.

Corequisite(s): SUR 101 , SUR 108  and SUR 109   
Course Topics:
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Scrubbing, Gowning, and Gloving
  • Physical Environment of the Surgery Suite
  • Proper Case Setup
  • Preoperative Preparation
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • General Patient Care and Safety
  • Computer Knowledge/Physics/Robotics
  • All Hazards Preparation/Emergency Situations

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • 1 folder with pockets
  • Scrub Suits
  • Protective eye wear
  • 1 box of latex surgical gloves - will be fitted for size first day of class

Grading System:
Students must maintain a final overall average of 80. An average of less than 80 will prevent students from continuing in the program. Additionally, the student must satisfactorily complete all required competencies in the lab.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the physical environment of the surgery suite and other related departments, evaluating basic and workplace safety.
  2. Assess and apply principles of aseptic technique and surgical attire.
  3. Demonstrate proper scrubbing, gowning, and gloving.
  4. Set up a case for surgery, including assembling and opening of surgical supplies.
  5. Assess the needs of the surgical patients to include legal and ethical considerations and the needs of special populations.
  6. Relate computer knowledge to safe patient care in the operating room.
  7. Validate the basic principles of electricity and their application in the operating room.
  8. Apply the principles of physics to safe patient care practices in the operating room.
  9. Apply the principles of robotics to safe patient care practices in the operating room.
  10. Analyze general patient care and safety during emergency situations.
  11. Assess and apply the principles of “All Hazard Preparation”.

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  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

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