Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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SURG 103 - Pharmacology and Anesthesia

(TP/SS only) CE

Covers action and usage of commonly used drugs, the computation of drug dosages, solutions and the methods by which they are administered. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the surgical technology program or consent of program coordinator, and a grade of C or better in both BIOL 212  and MATH 117  or higher. Two hours each week.

2 semester hours

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

  • Analyze the principles of anesthesia administration as well as be able to explain the necessity of each component of anesthesia preparation of the surgical patient.
  • Compare and contrast methods, agents, and techniques of anesthesia administration and preparation.
  • Correlate anesthesia monitoring devices with patient homeostasis.
  • Explain anesthesia complications and interventions.
  • Calculate medication conversions and dosages.
  • Apply and define general terminology to medication use.
  • Discuss the preparation and management of medications and solutions.
  • Assess the action, uses, and modes of administration of medications, drugs, and anesthetic agents used in the care of the surgical patient.
  • Explain the procedure for the identification, care, and handling of drugs and solutions.
  • Identify the principles of drug use in the care of the surgical patient.

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