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SUR 110 - Surgical & Central Service Technology 1

Credits: 5
4 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the CST or SUR programs.

This course acquaints the student with the Operating Room and Central Service. The student is introduced to the surgical environment, the history of surgery, legal and ethical responsibilities of the health care professional, professionalism and human relationships, computers, robotics and physics as they relate to surgery and Central Service. Emphasis is placed on asepsis, infection control, basic instrumentation, sterilization, disinfection and basic patient care skills. 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 two duties of each member of the surgical team.
  2. Define the three phases of the perioperative process.
  3. Identify commonly used Operating Room equipment by name and function.
  4. Analyze the components of effective teamwork and communication on the unit exam.
  5. List proper attire for the restricted, semi-restricted and unrestricted areas of the hospital.
  6. Identify commonly used general surgery instruments by type, function and name.
  7. Apply the principles of aseptic technique.
  8. List the steps necessary to clean and package a surgical instrument for sterilization.
  9. Demonstrate basic patient care skills.
  10. Discuss cultural and religious influences of the surgical patient.


 Listed Topics

  1. Introduction to the OR and Central Service
  2. Human needs and rights
  3. Physical environment
  4. Instrumentation
  5. Principles of asepsis, sterilization and disinfection
  6. Microbiology for surgery
  7. Robotics, physics and computers for surgery
  8. Patient care skills
  9. 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
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/10/2020
Last Reviewed: 05/10/2024

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