Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SURG 102 - Surgical Technology II

(TP/SS only) CE

A continued study of the principles and practice of surgical case management including the technological sciences and disaster of public health emergency management. Microbiology for the surgical technologist, methods of disinfection and sterilization of the OR, supplies and equipment included. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in SURG 101  or consent of program coordinator. Four hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.

6 semester hours

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

  • Correlate the impact of microbiology in relationship to the practice of sterile technique and infection control in the operative setting.
  • Evaluate the classification of surgical wounds, analyze factors that influence healing, and devise a plan to prevent postoperative wound infections.
  • Compare and contrast intentions, unintentional, and incidental/chronic wounds.
  • Analyze the mechanisms of wound healing, the inflammatory process, and the healing process.
  • Demonstrate basic wound care concepts and apply the principles of asepsis to the practice of sterile technique.
  • Apply computer knowledge to the educational process and safe patient care practices in the operating room.
  • Apply the principles of robotics to safe patient care practices in the operating room.
  • Describe the geometrical concepts of robotics and the mechanisms of the robotic system.
  • Identify the basic components of equipment used in robotic surgery.
  • Describe the basic principles of electricity and electrical flow and their application in the operating room.
  • Demonstrate electrical knowledge as it relates to patient safety.
  • Demonstrate competency in the procedures related to disinfection and sterilization.
  • Discuss decontamination of the OR environment.
  • Analyze the factors and variables of disinfecting agents.
  • Compare and contrast shelf life and event related sterility.
  • Identify systems used for sterile storage.
  • Identify the principles and procedures related to disinfection and sterilization.
  • Compare and contrast methods of sterilization.
  • Compare and contrast the materials used for creating microbial barriers.
  • Identify variables related to the sterilization process and the materials to be processed.
  • Apply principles of sterile storage to handling of sterile supplies
  • Assess distribution systems used by sterile processing departments.

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