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SUR 240 - Surgical Technology 4

Credits: 6
6 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: SUR 230  
Co-requisites:  SUR 241C  

This course expands on the theoretical foundations of SUR 110  Surgical and Central Service Technology 1, SUR 120  Surgical Technology 2 and SUR 230  Surgical Technology 3. Emphasis is placed on complex surgical procedures, utilization of surgical microscopes, care and handling of microsurgical instruments, advanced patient care concepts, all-hazards preparation and employability skills. Specialty areas include cardiac, peripheral vascular and thoracic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric surgery, procedures involving organ procurement and transplant, surgical oncology, trauma surgery and patients with special needs. 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 specific uses of a surgical microscope and the care and handling during surgical procedures.
  2. List indications for performing a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy.
  3. Identify, visually and verbally, the instruments on the neurosurgery instrument handout.
  4. Select the methods of hemostasis used for neurosurgery.
  5. Relate the functions of dressings as they apply to the specific plastic surgery procedures.
  6. Determine methods of administration of anesthesia in children that differ from administration of anesthesia in adults.
  7. Assess the psychological implications of oncology, transplant and radical surgery on both the patient and family.
  8. Relate relevant anatomy and physiology to the various surgical specialties and procedures on the unit outlines.
  9. Discuss the various roles of the surgical technologist during an all-hazards event.
  10. Discuss resume and interview preparation.

 Listed Topics

  1. Cardiac, peripheral vascular and thoracic surgery
  2. Ophthalmology
  3. Otolaryngology and oral surgery
  4. Neurosurgery
  5. Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  6. Pediatric surgery
  7. Advanced patient care concepts
  8. Employability skills
  9. All-hazards preparation
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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