Academic Catalog

Surgical Assisting (2770)

2770:100. Introduction to Surgical Technology. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: admission to the program. Study of basic principles which underlie patient care in the operating room. Role of operating room technician and legal and ethical responsibilities defined.

2770:221. Surgical Technology Procedures I. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Corequisite: 2770:100. Covers principles and practices of surgical asepsis, surgical patients, procedures, maintenance of equipment and materials, immediate postoperative responsibilities and emergency situations in the operating room.

2770:222. Surgical Technology Procedures II. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2770:221. Corequisite: 2770:232. Principles of surgical asepsis, surgical patients, surgical procedures, maintenance of equipment and materials, immediate postoperative responsibilities and emergency situations in the operating room.

2770:231. Clinical Application I. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: Formal admission to the Surgical Assisting Technology Program. Corequisites: 2770:100 and 2770:121. Student assigned to surgical service of affiliated hospitals. Emphasis on aseptic techniques and skills associated with their implementation.

2770:232. Clinical Application II. (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2770:131; Corequisite: 2770:222. Student assigned to surgical service of affiliated hospitals. Emphasis on "scrubbing" on general surgery and gynecology procedures.

2770:233. Clinical Application III. (5 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2770:232 and 2770:222. Student assigned to surgical service of affiliated hospitals. Emphasis on "scrubbing" in the specialty areas.

2770:248. Surgical Anatomy I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 2740:120 and 2780:107. Corequisite: 2770:100. Emphasis on human anatomy and understanding the body in its three dimensions and the relationships of parts to one another in the various surgical specialties.

2770:249. Surgical Anatomy II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 2770:248. Emphasis on human anatomy and understanding the body in its three-dimensions and the relationships of parts to one another in the various surgical specialties.

2770:290. Special Topics: Surgical Assisting. (1-2 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission. Selected topics or workshops of interest in surgical assisting technology.