SURG 1010 - Intro to Surgical Technology

8 Credits

6.00 Credits

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission

NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the entry level occupational work ethics course during the same term.

Provides an overview of the surgical technology profession and develops the fundamental concepts and principles necessary to successfully participate on a surgical team. Topics include: orientation to surgical technology; biomedical principles; asepsis and the surgical environment; basic instrumentation and equipment; principles of the sterilization process; application of sterilization principles; and minimally invasive surgery. ((There are surgical procedures that are similar as far as procedural steps, instrumentation, supplies, patient position, etc. This is referred to as the ôCo-Related Procedures Concept.ö The purpose of using the Co-Related Procedures Concept is to provide the instructor additional time to teach surgical procedures as well as avoid repetition.))