Laboratory course designed to develop basic aseptic and sterile techniques used in the perioperative care of the surgical patient. This course focuses on the surgical scrub, gowning and gloving, setting up a sterile field, draping, handling of surgical instruments, and surgical counts. Students practice techniques in a guided lab setting.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Operating Room Preparation
- Surgical Scrub, Gowning, and Gloving
- Sterile Field for Minor Surgical Procedures
- Opening Count for Minor Surgical Procedures
- Pass Instruments for Minor Surgical Procedures
- Demonstrate an understanding of aseptic techniques used in surgery while performing lab skills.
- Demonstrate room preparation for a basic surgical procedure.
- Demonstrate the proper clothing, PPE, and personal preparation necessary to do a surgical scrub.
- Demonstrate proper technique of a surgical hand scrub.
- Demonstrate the proper donning of a surgical gown and gloves.
- Demonstrate the correct draping and preparation of the mayo stand, back table, and ring stand for a basic surgical procedure.
- Demonstrate correct aseptic technique within the created sterile field.
- Demonstrate the correct Identification, handling, and passing of basic surgical instruments.
- Demonstrate an opening count for a basic surgical procedure.
Assessment and Requirements
Students will be assessed based on their performance in each of the identified areas of practice. Students must complete each unit with a passing grade to satisfactorily complete the course. There will be a cumulative final lab practical and students must earn a passing grade on the final lab practical to complete this course.
- Students must pass this course with a “C” or better grade to remain in the Surgical Technologist Program.
- Students must follow all classroom/clinical policies described in the most current Surgical Technologist Program Student Handbook.
- Students are required to wear HFC navy scrubs for all SRG lab classes.
Textbook(s) determined by program faculty.