Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SURG 201 - Surgical Technology III

(TP/SS only)

The study of actual surgical procedures and intraoperative performance. It combines pathology, anatomy, and physiology and a step-by-step process of specific surgical procedures to provide the student with a broad knowledge base and the skills needed to perform as a surgical technologist and Assistant Circulator. Students will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the surgical technologist and reflect the dynamic professional process that is needed in operating room endeavors. Correlates intraoperative procedures with postoperative care. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in SURG 101  or consent of program coordinator. Four hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly SG 201.

6 semester hours

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

  • Describe the role of the Surgical Technologist with the trauma patient.
  • Discuss possible intraoperative complications and immediate postoperative care.
  • Discuss preoperative preparation procedures.
  • Discuss the purpose and expected outcomes of surgery.
  • Explain diagnostic procedures and test as they relate to specific surgical procedures.
  • Explain usage and administrations of medications and drugs as they relate to specific surgical procedures.
  • Identify and demonstrate use of instruments and equipment needed for specific surgical procedures noted in outcome #1.
  • Identify needs specific to geriatric and pediatric patients during surgery.
  • Identify principles and procedures related to aspesis, disinfection and sterilization.
  • Perform mock procedures in General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Genitourinary Surgery, Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecological Surgical Surgery, and Ophthalmic Surgery.
  • Discuss the perioperative duties of the assistant circulator.
  • Discuss the OR documentation to be completed by the assistant circulator.
  • Demonstrate the duties of the assistant circulator including completing of documentation.
  • Relate pathophysiology to surgical interventions.
  • Analyze the relationship between cell pathology and disease.
  • Examine hemodynamic disorders, inflammation and infection.
  • Compare and contrast the various surgical pathologies of each body.

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