Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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). The exam will be proctored in the MC Testing Center. Notification of the date and time to take the exam will be provided. It is mandatory for students to take the Certified Surgical Technologist Exam (CST) as directed to receive a passing grade for the course. Correlates theory with clinical practice. Resume development and employment preparation included. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in SURG 201  and SURG 205 , or consent of program coordinator. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): SURG 102 . COREQUISITE(S): SURG 215 . Four hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly SG 211.

6 semester hours

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

  • Discuss possible intraoperative complications and immediate postoperative care.
  • Discuss preoperative preparation procedures.
  • Discuss preoperative preparation.
  • Explain and demonstrate usage and administration of medications, solutions, and drugs as they relate to specific surgical procedures.
  • Explain the diagnostic procedures and test as they relate to specific surgical procedures.
  • Identify instruments and equipment needed for specific surgical procedures including principals and procedures related to disinfection and sterilization .
  • 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.
  • Assess current trends and employment opportunities for the surgical technologist.
  • Develop a plan of action to secure employment in the health care field.
  • Evaluate personal employability qualities and develop and employment strategy that includes positive characteristics.
  • Develop a professional resume.
  • Compare and contrast various type of employment/application correspondence.
  • Analyze various interview strategies
  • Contrast and compare the various roles in the surgical technology profession
  • Demonstrate responsible and accountable behavior within the role and competencies of the surgical technologist.

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