Course Descriptions

ST101 :  Surgical Technology Theory I

Students are introduced to the field of surgical technology. The course is designed to provide an orientation to healthcare facility organization and to the physical environment, with focus on surgical areas. Practice concepts and issues, including professional management, self-management and standards of conduct are introduced and explored. Ethical and legal issues relevant to the surgical technologist are identified and discussed. Additional content includes communication in the surgical environment, patient care concepts, patient confidentiality and privacy under HIPAA, infection control, principles of asepsis, environmental safety and introduction to surgical routines in the preoperative phase in preparation for surgical procedures.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Surgical Technology program; health and safety requirements, including immunizations, must be met.
Credit Hours: 4
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