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    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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SURG 100 - Introduction Surgical Technology


(TP/SS only) CE

Introduces the foundation, history, and principles related to Surgical Technology including the skills and techniques needed to perform as a surgical technologist in the operating room. Surgical instrumentation and basic principles of aseptic technique for the surgical technologist are included. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the surgical technology program or consent of program coordinator, ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 MATH 117  or higher, and BIOL 212 . PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): BIOL 213 . Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.

4 semester hours

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

  • Describe the history and development of surgical technology as a profession.
  • Discuss various professional organizations and aspects of professional credentialing.
  • Analyze the scope of practice in the field of Surgical Technology.
  • Identify hazards and discuss the proper safety measures in the operating room environment.
  • Employ principles involved in donning appropriate surgical attire and basic handwashing.
  • Describe the concept of surgical conscience and the role of the surgical technologist in the provision of quality healthcare.
  • Describe the typical operating room designs, equipment, supplies, and instrumentation.
  • Discuss Universal/Standard Precautions.
  • Explain the importance of asepsis as it pertains to surgery and the hospital environment.


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