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SUR 241C - Surgical Technology Clinical 2

Credits: 6
330 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: SUR 231C  
Co-requisites: SUR 240  

This course allows a student to transfer and apply theoretical knowledge to the clinical setting and develop the sophisticated skills required for assisting with specialty 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. Assess the surgeon’s needs for minor and major procedures.
  4. Function alone as a surgical technologist on minor and common major procedures.
  5. Identify the basic instruments for each surgical specialty.
  6. Prioritize skills in the clinical environment.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate handling of medications on the sterile field including calculation of drug dosage.
  8. Apply principles of safety to every aspect of the clinical environment.
  9. Formulate a clinical case study based on research and clinical experiences.
  10. Demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical setting.

 Listed Topics

  1. Complex surgical procedures
  2. Surgical microscopes
  3. Ophthalmology
  4. Microsurgical instruments
  5. Otolaryngology and oral surgery
  6. Neurological surgery
  7. Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  8. Pediatric surgery
  9. Oncology
  10. Advanced patient care concepts
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
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/10/2020
Last Reviewed: 05/10/2024

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