Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog
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SURG 101 - Surgical Technology I

(TP/SS only) CE

A continued study of the principles and practice needed for preparing the operating room for surgical procedures. Legal, ethical, and moral aspects are covered in addition to perioperative case management. The course will also include medical terminology with focus on combine prefixes, word roots, abbreviations, and suffixes to create medical terms related to surgery with additional components by systems. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the surgical technology program or consent of program coordinator, BIOL 213  and SURG 100 . Four hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.

6 semester hours

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

  • Compare and contrast professional organizations related to the Surgical Technology profession.
  • Analyze the American Hospital Association’s Patient’s Bill of Rights.
  • Demonstrate the key elements related to developing a surgical conscience.
  • Describe perioperative routines.
  • Discuss the role of morality during ethical decision making.
  • Analyze the scope of practice issues as they relate to surgical technology.
  • Discuss the principles of patient confidentiality including verbal and written.
  • Interpret the legal responsibilities of the surgical technologist and other surgical team members
  • Assess the resources that aid the Surgical Technologist in interpreting and following professional standards of conduct.
  • Analyze major concepts inherent in professional practice law.
  • Compare and contrast intraoperative considerations and surgical care for pediatric patients, patients who are obese, diabetic, immunocompromised, geriatric, or experiencing trauma.
  • Demonstrate principles of team work and types of communication in the surgical environment.
  • Perform mock surgeries in the first scrub, assistant circulator, and second assist role.
  • Describe the application and safety concerns of thermoregulatory devices.
  • Discuss methods and types of documentation used in the operating room.
  • Discuss, demonstrate, and apply the principles of surgical positioning.
  • Distinguish and assess cultural and religious influences on the surgical patient.
  • Distinguish and assess the physical, spiritual, and psychological needs of a patient.
  • Evaluate the role of the risk management department in the health care facility.
  • Identify and describe hazards to the patient in the operative environment.
  • Identify cleaning procedures, traffic patterns, and routines required in the operative environment.
  • Identify developing emergency situations and discuss treatment of the patient.
  • Identify support services that work with the operating room team in the care of the patient.
  • Identify the physical components of the operating room.
  • Discuss the basic considerations for urinary catheterization.
  • Discuss the principles of monitoring urine output.
  • Demonstrate urinary catheterization.
  • Identifies medical terminology specific to surgical technology based on prefixes, word roots, abbreviations and suffixes.

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