Course Descriptions

ST223 :  Surgical Tech Clinical Practicum

This course is designed to provide clinical experience concurrent with theory. Students research assigned procedures and participate as a member of the surgical team during the perioperative care of adult and pediatric patients undergoing thoracic, cardiovascular, vascular, ophthalmic and neurologic surgical procedures. Emphasis is placed on safe patient care practices including principles of aseptic and sterile techniques and their application. Professional behaviors are expected and evaluated. Students explore tools for making a successful transition from student to employee.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in all previous Surgical Technology program curriculum and BI231, BI232, BI233, AH110, CIS120 and CIS120L. Concurrent enrollment in ST208 and ST209; health and safety requirements must be met.
Credit Hours: 6
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