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SUR 103 - Surgical Procedures I

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 4

Description: This course is a study of a system to system approach to surgical procedures and relates regional anatomy, pathology, specialty equipment, and team responsibility. Patient safety, medical/legal aspects, and drugs used in surgery are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): SUR 101 , SUR 102 , SUR 108  and SUR 109  must be completed with a B or better.
Corequisite(s): SUR 104  
Course Topics:
  • Anesthesia Methods and Agents
  • Drugs, Weights, and Measures
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Principles of General Surgery

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • 1 folder with pockets
  • Scrub Suits
  • Protective eye wear
  • 2 blank mini DVD’s R
  • 1 - Box of Latex Sterile Surgical Gloves

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 various methods and agents used in anesthesia.
  2. Assess the drugs, weights, and measures used in surgery.
  3. Analyze diagnostic procedures performed on the surgical patient.
  4. Assess the principles of general surgery.
  5. Evaluate the preoperative preparation of the surgical patient to include transportation, positioning, and draping the surgical site.
  6. Analyze general patient care and safety in the surgical suite to include vital signs, and urinary catheterization. 

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