Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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SURG 211 - Surgical Technology IV

(TP/SS only)

Focuses on the role transition to beginning surgical technologist practitioner. This course combines pharmacology, pathology, anatomy, and physiology, and continues a step-by-step process of surgical procedures. Students are required to apply and pay for the national certification exam for surgical technologist given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). This course will provide the student with the necessary review in preparation for the National Certification Exam. Materials covered will include a comprehensive review of all body systems, instrumentation, procedural methods, supplies, medications, as well as test-taking techniques. The exam will be proctored in the MC Testing Center. Notification of the date and time to take the exam will be provided. Resume development and employment preparation are included.  PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in SURG 201  and SURG 205 , or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE(S): SURG 215 .  Four hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.

6 semester hours

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

  • Discuss possible intraoperative complications and immediate postoperative care.
  • Discuss pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative procedures.
  • Explain and demonstrate usage and administration of medications, solutions, and drugs as they relate to specific surgical procedures.
  • Identify instruments and equipment needed for specific surgical procedures.
  • Perform mock procedures using a step-by-step process in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, and Pediatric Surgery.
  • Develop a professional resume.
  • Compare and contrast various type of employment/application correspondence.
  • Analyze various interview strategies.
  • Demonstrate responsible and accountable behavior within the role and competencies of the surgical technologist.

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