Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog
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SURG 100 - Introduction Surgical Technology

(TP/SS only) CE

Introduces the skills and techniques needed to perform as a surgical technologist in the operating room. Surgical instrumentation and basic pharmacology for the surgical technologist are included. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the surgical technology program or consent of program coordinator, ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A  and MATH 117  or higher. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): BIOL 212 . Four hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Employ principles involved in donning appropriate surgical attire
  • Discuss and demonstrate principles and practice of perioperative case management.
  • Evaluate the items on the pre-operative patient check list.
  • Demonstrate the identification process for a surgical patient admitted to the surgical suite.
  • Analyze laboratory reports in relationship to patient diagnosis and intervention.
  • Compare and contrast different chemical agents used for skin preparation.
  • Identify the classification, names, parts, materials, finishes and uses of basic surgical instrumentation
  • Demonstrate principles and practice of aseptic technique in the first scrub role and perioperative case management.
  • Demonstrate the steps of a hand wash and the surgical scrub.
  • Describe and identify the various roles of the surgical technologist in caring for the surgical patient.
  • Employ sterile technique when gowning and gloving self and when assisting other team members.
  • Discuss the purposes and legal responsibilities of counts.
  • Demonstrate the procedure for counting instruments, sponges, sharps, and other items on the field.
  • Demonstrate the aseptic principles of draping the patient, equipment, and furniture.
  • Demonstrate and discuss the handling, care, and preservation for specific types of specimens.
  • Describe the creation and usage of various surgical incisions.
  • Identify criteria used to select exposure devices.
  • Demonstrate proper suture selection, preparation, handling and cutting techniques.
  • Evaluate various applications of surgical stapling instruments and demonstrate proper assembly of stapling instrumentation.
  • Apply proper principles of sterile technique and demonstrate the application of commonly used types of surgical and specialty dressings.
  • Perform a mock exploratory laparotomy in the first scrub role.
  • Prepare and manage medications and solutions.
  • Perform a mock laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
  • Identify laparoscopic instrumentation and uses of the instrumentation.

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