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STS1302 Introduction to Surgical Technology

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4 credit hour(s) | Spring | Summer
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This course introduces the discipline of surgery, including preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of the patient. Topics include the profession, healthcare facility organization and management, physical environment, mental health/personal hygiene, attire, gown/glove, professional ethics, legal issues in patient care, chart preparation, affirmative impact statement, aseptic technique, infection control, equipment, instrumentation, supplies, methods of disinfection and sterilization, sterile storage and distribution, hazards of the environment, environmental sanitation, and the typical sequence of surgery. An introduction to patient assessment, principles of electricity and robotics, and the specialties of surgery is included. Contact: 60 clock hours per semester. Does not count toward A.A. degree.

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