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Associate in Applied Science



Surgical Technology - Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Campus(s):Penn Valley: Health Science Institute
Program Coordinator:Roger Massey, 816.604.4664
Application deadline: February 15

Surgical Technology Classes

SURT 100 - Introduction to Surgical Technology - 2.00 credits

Introduction to the profession of surgical technology. Historical aspects of surgery, roles of the surgical team and ethical, legal and moral issues will be discussed.

SURT 103 - Central Services - 4.00 credits

This course focuses on the preparation of instruments and equipment for surgical procedures. The role of a Central Services Technician will be discussed. Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to sit for a central services national certification examination.

SURT 105 - Care of the Surgical Patient - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 105, BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 & 210, BIOL 208, MATH 20/20L or appropriate placement score & formal acceptance into the Surgical Technology program. This course covers basic concepts related to preoperative care; both physical and psychosocial needs of the surgical patient will be addressed. The importance of medical language, chart review and documentation will also be discussed in this course.

SURT 109 - Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist - 2.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 105, BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 & 210, BIOL 208, & formal acceptance into the Surgical Technology program. This course focuses on the use and stages of anesthesia. Preparation and calculation of drugs and solutions commonly used during surgical procedures will also be discussed.

SURT 120 - Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I - 5.00 credits

Prerequisites: SURT 100, SURT 103, SURT 105, SURT 109 & formal acceptance into the Surgical Technology program. Applied principles of medical and surgical asepsis in the operating room. Focused on preparation and maintenance to the sterile field, identification, care and handling of instruments, suture, supplies, and equipment. Emphasis is on basic skills of the Surgical Technologist in preparation for and during the operative procedure.

SURT 121 - Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II - 5.00 credits

Prerequisites: SURT 100, SURT 103, SURT 105 and SURT 109 . Duties of the surgical technologist that include maintaining a safe client environment and emphasizes the role of the surgical technologist in the first scrub role. Common surgical techniques and procedures are introduced.

SURT 130 - Surgical Procedures I - 5.00 credits

Prerequisites: SURT 100, SURT 103, SURT 105, SURT 109, SURT 120, and SURT 121 & Admission to the Surgical Technology program. Provides the foundational knowledge of surgical core and specialty procedures. Examines the pathophysiology diagnostic interventions, and surgical interventions for a variety of surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to General, Minimally Invasive, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Genitourinary, Otorhinolaryngology and Orthopedic surgical specialties. Incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for perioperative case management. Post-operative care and complications of the surgical patient is discussed.

SURT 131 - Surgical Procedures II - 5.00 credits

Prerequisite: SURT 100, SURT 103, SURT 105 SURT 109, SURT 120, SURT 121 and SURT 130 & Admission to the Surgical Technology program. Examines the pathophysiology diagnostic interventions, and surgical interventions for a variety of surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to Oral Maxillofacial, Ophthalmic, Cardiothoracic, Peripheral Vascular, and Neurosurgery Surgical Procedures. Includes instruments, equipment, and supplies required for perioperative case management and Post-operative care and complications of the surgical patient is discussed.

SURT 140 - Clinical Experience - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: SURT 120, SURT 121, SURT 130 & Admission to the Surgical Technology program. Directed practice in a clinical setting.

SURT 150 - Surgical Technology Capstone - 2.00 credits

Prerequisites: SURT 120, SURT 121 and SURT 130. This course will prepare and allow for student completion of the national certification examination. Topics of focus will include maintenance of professional credentials through professional development, employment, additional career pathways and current trends.

 

Last Modified: 4/6/16