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STS1310 Surgical Techniques and Procedures

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4 credit hour(s) | Spring | Summer
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This course prepares students for the roles of the surgical technologist, including duties of the scrub role and duties of the assistant circulator. Other topics covered are chart review, patient identification, skin preparation, urinary catheterization, surgical counts, draping of the surgical patient, types of incision, principles of wound healing, hemostasis and exposure of the operative field. Insertion of surgical drains and application of surgical dressings, along with relevant terminology, specimen care, pharmacology, and anesthesia principles are covered. Actions are emphasized that facilitate the usual sequence of the surgical procedure for all segments of perioperative care, including the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of the patient. The course includes an overview of surgical specialties, with emphasis on common surgical procedures. Contact: 60 clock hours per semester. Does not count toward A.A. degree.


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