Surgical Technology

SURG 1010 INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (60-150-8)
Prerequisite: Program admission
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: introduction to preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative principles of surgical technology; assistant circulator role, professionalism as well as health care facility information. (There are surgical procedures that are similar as far as procedural steps, instrumentation, supplies, patient position, etc. This is referred to as the "Co-Related Procedures Concept." 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.)

SURG 1020 PRINCIPLES OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (75-90-7)
Prerequisites: Program admission
Provides continued study of surgical team participation by wound management and technological sciences for the operating room. Topics include: technological sciences; patient care concepts; preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative surgical technology; and perioperative case management. (There are surgical procedures that are similar as far as procedural steps, instrumentation, supplies, patient position, etc. This is referred to as the "Co-Related Procedures Concept." 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.)

SURG 1080 SURGICAL MICROBIOLOGY (30-0-2)
Prerequisites: Program admission
Introduces the fundamentals of surgical microbiology. Topics include historical development of microbiology, microscopes, cell structures and theory, microbial function and classification, human and pathogen relationships, infectious processes and terminology, defense mechanisms, infection control and principles of microbial control and destruction.

SURG 1100 SURGICAL PHARMACOLOGY (15-30-2)
Prerequisites: Program admission
Introduces the fundamentals of intraoperative pharmacology, and emphasizes concepts of anesthesia administration. Topics include: weights and measurements, drug conversions, interpretation of drug orders, legal aspects of drug administration, intraoperative pharmacologic agents, and anesthesia fundamentals.

SURG 1120 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL I (0-135-3)
Prerequisites: Program admission
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist. Topics include: scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping; assistance with patient care; processing of instruments and supplies; maintenance of a sterile field; and environmental sanitation. In addition, introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observation/participation in routine procedures and procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include: general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, genitourinary surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, and neurosurgical procedures. Utilization of minutes allotted to specialty areas are at the discretion of the program.

SURG 1130 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL II (0-135-3)
Prerequisites: Program admission
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist. Topics include: scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping; assistance with patient care; processing of instruments and supplies; maintenance of a sterile field; and environmental sanitation. In addition, introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observation/participation in routine procedures and procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include: general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, genitourinary surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, and neurosurgical procedures. Utilization of minutes allotted to specialty areas are at the discretion of the program.

SURG 2030 SURGICAL PROCEDURES I (60-0-4)
Prerequisites: SURG 1010, SURG 1020
This course introduces the core general procedures, including the following: incisions, wound closure, operative pathology, and common complications as applied to general and specialty surgery. Topics include introduction to surgical procedures, general surgery and special techniques, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, genitourinary surgery, otohinolaryngologic surgery, and orthopedic surgery.

SURG 2040 SURGICAL PROCEDURES II (60-0-4)
Prerequisites: SURG 2030
This course continues development of student knowledge and skills applicable to specialty surgery areas. Topics include ophthalmic surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

SURG 2110 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL I (0-135-3)
Prerequisites: Program admission
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist. Topics include, but are not limited to: scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping; assistance with patient care; processing of instruments and supplies; maintenance of a sterile field; and environmental sanitation. In addition, introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observation and/or participation in routine procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include: general surgery (to include gastrointestinal), cardiothoracic surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery ENT), ophthalmic surgery (Eye), genitourinary surgery, neurological surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and procurement/transplant surgery. The total number of cases the student must complete is 120. Students are required to complete 30 cases in the General Surgery specialty. Twenty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role. Students are required to complete 90 cases in various surgical specialties. Sixty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role and evenly distributed between a minimum of 5 surgical specialties. However, 15 is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty. Diagnostic endoscopy cases and vaginal delivery cases are not mandatory, but up to 10 diagnostic endoscopic cases and 5 vaginal delivery cases can be counted toward the maximum number of Second Scrub Role cases. Cases that are in the Observation role must be documented but do not count towards the minimum of 120 total cases.

SURG 2120 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL II (0-135-3)
Prerequisite: SURG 1130
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist. Topics include scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping, assistance with patient care, processing of instruments and supplies, maintenance of a sterile field and environmental sanitation. In addition, introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observation/participation in routine procedures and procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, genitourinary surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, and neurosurgical procedures.

SURG 2130 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL III (0-135-3)
Prerequisite: SURG 1130
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist. Topics include scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping, assistance with patient care, processing of instruments and supplies, maintenance of a sterile field and environmental sanitation. In addition, introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observation/participation in routine procedures and procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, genitourinary surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, and neurosurgical procedures.

SURG 2140 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL IV (0-135-3)
Prerequisite: SURG 2130
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist. Topics include scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping, assistance with patient care, processing of instruments and supplies, maintenance of a sterile field and environmental sanitation. In addition, introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observation/participation in routine procedures and procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, genitourinary surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, and neurosurgical procedures.

SURG 2150 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL VI (0-135-3)
Prerequisite: SURG 2130
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist. Topics include: scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping; assistance with patient care; processing of instruments and supplies; maintenance of a sterile field; and environmental sanitation. In addition, introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observation/participation in routine procedures and procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include: general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, genitourinary surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, and neurosurgical procedures. Utilization of minutes allotted to specialty areas are at the discretion of the program.

SURG 2240 SEMINAR IN SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (30-0-2)
Prerequisite: Program admission
Prepares students for entry into careers as surgical technologists and enables them to effectively review for the national certification examination. Topics include professional credentialing, certification review, and test-taking skills.