SURT-1000 Survey of Surgical Technology

1 Credit

Designed to familiarize students seeking a career in health-care with the profession of surgical technology. Course provides an overview of history, professional organization, philosophy and practice of surgical technology. Discussion of roles and responsibilities of operating room personnel will also be provided as well as study of asepsis, instrumentation, positioning and draping.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): MA-1020 Medical Terminology I and departmental approval.

SURT-1300 Introduction to Surgery

5 Credits

Presentation and discussion of development of modern day surgery, organization of operating room department, roles of operating room personnel, health care reform practices, and care of surgical patient. Infection control applicable to operative setting discussed including sterilization of surgical supplies, sterile techniques, and application of sterile techniques in operating room. Discussion of special items used in operating room, general and regional anesthesia, wound healing, sutures, and staplers. Legal and ethical aspects of operating room practice introduced.

Lecture: 5 hours

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in SURT-130L Surgery Lab, and departmental approval: admission to program.

SURT-130L Surgery Lab

2 Credits

Practice of assistant circulating skills and scrub skills of surgical technologist. Patient transportation and transfer skills, operation of surgical bed, patient positioning, operation of the electrosurgical unit and suction system, sterile techniques utilized when opening and dispensing sterile supplies, hair removal, skin preparation, urinary catheterization, surgical scrub, gowning and gloving. Employability and problem solving skills introduced.

Laboratory: 6 hours

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in SURT-1300 Introduction to Surgery, and departmental approval: admission to program.

SURT-1330 General Surgery

5 Credits

General surgery. Includes steps of operative procedure, features of general surgery, hemostasis, operative drains, surgical specimens, layers of abdominal wall, abdominal incisions and laparotomy. Discussion on operative procedures may include hernia procedures of the abdominal region, liver and biliary procedures, pancreas and spleen procedures, gastric and related esophageal procedures, lower gastrointestinal procedures, breast surgery, gynecological and obstetrical procedures, and plastics/reconstructive surgery.

Lecture: 5 hours

Prerequisite(s): SURT-1300 Introduction to Surgery, and SURT-130L Surgery Lab, and concurrent enrollment in SURT-1910 Clinical Experience I.

SURT-1700 Sterile Processing Tech I

4 Credits

Presentation and discussion of development and history of a modern Sterile Processing Department. Roles and responsibilities of Sterile Processing Technicians. Review of the Anatomy and Physiology of the human body in relation to processing of medical devices and patient care equipment. Discussion of basic Microbiology and identification of common microbes and diseases found in today’s health care environment. Presentation and discussion of infection control techniques in relation to disease transmission. Demonstration of appropriate decontamination techniques and protocol of medical devices and patient care equipment to eliminate the occurrence of a health care acquired infection. Discussion of federal and private organizations affecting daily functions of field of study. Legal and ethical aspects of Sterile Processing practice introduced.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or concurrent enrollment, and MA-1020 Medical Terminology I , or concurrent enrollment, andMATH - 0955 Beginning Algebra , or appropriate score on Math placement test, and concurrent enrollment in SURT-1720 Introduction to Hospital Administration , and departmental approval: admission to Sterile Processing Distribution program.

SURT-1710 Sterile Processing Tech II

4 Credits

[formerly MA-1710] Presentation and discussion of techniques and protocol of processing patient care equipment. Review and demonstration of the various packaging methods currently in use in today's healthcare enviornment for sterile processing of critical medical devices. Discussion and identification of surgical instruments including techniques for recognizing damage and/or poor working condition to allow technicians to remove for preventive maintenance. Discussion and identifiation of the various methods of sterilization currently used in healthcare. Demonstration of appropriate monitoring techniques to achieve required degree of sterile assurance level. Identifiation of sterile storage procedures and concepts. Review and demonstration of appropriate distribution methods and affect each has on the cost of med/surgical supplies.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): SURT-1700 Sterile Processing Tech I, and SURT-1720 Introduction to Hospital Administration, and concurrent enrollment in SURT-1861 Clinical Experience: Sterile Processing, or departmental approval.

SURT-1720 Introduction to Hospital Administration

1 Credit

Presentation and discussion of history, development and current trends in the daily operations of modern hospitals. Hospital governance, administration and management. Review of functions of clinical patient care area's of inpatient care, outpatient care, surgery, emergency services, ancillary diagnostic and rehabilitation services. Review of patient, facility and administrative support services. Discussion of critical interrelated functions of all departments of hospital to insure quality patient care is delivered. Introduction to hospital budgeting, marketing, financing, billing, quality improvement and accreditation. Presentation of case studies to emphasize actual ethical concerns that may be experienced in performance of duties.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in SURT-1700 Sterile Processing Tech I, and departmental approval: admission to the Sterile Processing Distribution Program.

SURT-1861 Clinical Experience: Sterile Processing

2 Credits

Supervised clinical expereince in central service/materials management department of health care facility covering principles and practices of cleaning, decontamination and sterilization of medical instruments and apparatus. Fundamentals of wrapping, sterile set-ups, safety rules and regulations, inventory control, record-keeping, and quality assurance.

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 240 hours per semester.

Prerequisite(s): SURT-1700 Sterile Processing Tech I, and concurrent enrollment in SURT-1710 Sterile Processing Tech II.

SURT-1911 Clinical Experience I

3 Credits

Beginning level scrubbing and instrumentation skills while caring for a surgical patient in operating room at assigned affiliated hospital or surgery center. Skills performed correlate with skills learned in surgery lab. Includes scrubbing, gowning and gloving, back table and mayo set-ups, surgical draping, instrumentation skills, basic procedural knowledge and employability skills. Students perform primarily in the second scrub role, gradually increasing to the first scrub role.

Lecture: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: Practicum: 16 hours per week in hospital setting; Seminar: 1 hour per week. Note: Listed lecture hour reflects contact time for required seminar.

Prerequisite(s): SURT-1300 Introduction to Surgery and SURT-130L Surgery Lab; and concucurrent enrollment in SURT-1330 General Surgery.

SURT-1921 Clinical Experience II

2 Credits

Practical application of previously learned surgical skills at assigned affiliated hospital. Students perform in both first and second scrub roles during operative procedures, increasing in proficiency. Weekly CST Exam review and post-clinical experience discussion.

Lecture: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: 16 hours per week in hospital setting for 8-week summer session. Seminar: 1 hour per week for 8-week summer session. Note: Listed lecture hour reflects contact time for required seminar.

Prerequisite(s): SURT-1300 Introduction to Surgery, SURT-130L Surgery Lab, SURT-1330 General Surgery, and SURT-1911 Clinical Experience I.

SURT-2300 Surgical Specialties

5 Credits

Surgical specialty operative procedures. Includes ophthalmic, genitourianary, orthopedic, neurosurgery, pediatric, head and neck procedures, ear, nose, throat, oral, perivascular, thoracic, cardiac surgery, and transplant surgery.

Lecture: 5 hours

Prerequisite(s): SURT-1330 General Surgery, and SURT-1910 Clinical Experience I.

SURT-2851 Clinical Experience III

3 Credits

Practical application of previously learned skills at assigned affiliate hospital. Basic competency of scrub skills relating to general, gynecological and specialty surgical procedures.

Lecture: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: Practicum: 16 hours per week in hospital setting. Seminar: 1 hour per week. Note: Listed lecture hour reflects contact time for required seminar.

Prerequisite(s): SURT-1300 Introduction to Surgery and SURT-130L Surgery Lab and SURT-1330 General Surgery and SURT-1911 Clinical Experience I and SURT-1921 Clinical Experience II and concurrent enrollment in SURT-1300 Surgical Specialties.

SURT-2862 Clinical Experience IV

4 Credits

Capstone course in Surgical Technology. Focus on core and specialty surgical procedures. Students rotate to various surgical services to assigned affiliate hospitals or surgical facilities. Weekly seminar one-hour discussion of clinical experience required. Discussion on current trends and employment opportunities for surgical technologists.

Lecture: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: Practicum: 24 hours per week. Seminar: 1 hour per week. Note: Listed lecture hour reflects contact time for required seminar.

Prerequisite(s): SURT-1300 Inroduction to Surgery and SURT-130L Surgery Lab and SURT-1330 General Surgery and SURT-1911 Clinical Experience I and SURT-1921 Clinical Experience II and SURT-2300 Surgical Specialties and SURT-2851 Clinical Experience III.