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SUR 120 - Surgical Technology 2

Credits: 6
4 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: SUR 110  

This course builds on the theoretical foundation of SUR 110  Surgical and Central Service Technology 1 with emphasis on nomenclature, the application of the principles of aseptic technique, wound healing, wound closure materials and surgical drains. The student is introduced to radiographic procedures and techniques as well as principles and application of electrosurgical generators and lasers. The student learns how to integrate the surgical supplies and equipment as they relate to opening and closing an abdominal incision and minimally invasive surgery. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. List the principles of aseptic technique including a specific example of each.
  2. Demonstrate the surgical scrub procedure to the instructor, maintaining principles of aseptic technique.
  3. Demonstrate the method for donning a sterile gown while maintaining principles of aseptic technique.
  4. Demonstrate the closed glove procedure while maintaining principles of aseptic technique.
  5. Identify, verbally and visually, with 95% accuracy the commonly used instruments on the general surgery instrument handout in the laboratory.
  6. Identify three complications of wound healing.
  7. Identify the commonly used natural absorbable, synthetic absorbable, natural non-absorbable and synthetic non-absorbable suture along with two specific uses of each.
  8. Describe the potential risks for patients and surgical team members from the use of lasers, electrosurgery and diagnostic radiation.
  9. Identify all abdominal incisions and the appropriate quadrant of the abdomen.
  10. Differentiate the usage of surgical stapling devices.
Listed Topics
  1. Application of aseptic technique to basic skills
  2. Patient preparation for surgery
  3. Wound healing, methods of hemostasis and wound closure material
  4. Surgical drains
  5. Care of specimens
  6. Radiography
  7. Lasers
  8. Electrosurgery
  9. Introduction to general surgery
  10. Basic skills applications
Reference Materials
Textbooks, library resources, journals, electronic media and lab equipment.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/10/2020

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