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SUR 231C - Surgical Technology Clinical 1

Credits: 6
330 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: SUR 120  
Co-requisites: SUR 230  

This course allows a student to transfer and apply theoretical knowledge to the clinical setting. Students receive concentrated exposure to surgical procedures. 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. Employ a thorough knowledge of aseptic technique in the surgical suite.
  2. Demonstrate the method of creating a sterile field by draping the back table, Mayo stand and other fields while maintaining good principles of asepsis.
  3. Identify breaks in aseptic technique made by self and other team members.
  4. Demonstrate ability to rectify breaks in aseptic technique.
  5. Demonstrate the correct manner of passing instruments.
  6. Assess the surgeon’s needs during procedures.
  7. Demonstrate the initiation and execution of sponge, needle and instrument counts for all procedures.
  8. Demonstrate appropriate handling of medications on the sterile field including calculation of drug dosage.
  9. Produce a class presentation project on a type of specialty surgical equipment.
  10. Apply principles of safety to every aspect of the clinical environment.
Listed Topics
  1. Scrubbing
  2. Circulating
  3. Safety
  4. Counting instruments and sponges
  5. Aseptic technique
  6. Professionalism
  7. Prioritization
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
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/10/2020
Last Reviewed: 12/13/2020

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