Designed to further develop the student's knowledge of advanced surgical procedures. It features cardiovascular, thoracic, neurologic, oral, ophthalmic, plastic and reconstruction, pediatric, and geriatric surgical procedures.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Cardiovascular Surgery Procedures
- Thoracic Surgical Procedures
- Neuro Surgical Procedures
- Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
- Oral, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
- Pediatric and Geriatric Surgical Procedures
- Summarize the perioperative care of the surgical patient.
- Explain regional anatomy related to each advanced surgical procedure.
- Identify the intraoperative requirements for the advanced procedures, including surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment used for: cardiovascular, thoracic, neurologic, oral, ophthalmic, reconstruction, pediatric, and geriatric procedures.
- Describe the schemes or steps of common surgical procedures within each covered specialty.
- Explain the possible complications and preventions within these surgical specialties.
- Explain the proper care of surgical specimens.
- Summarize the various types and uses of surgical dressings.
- Describe the efficiency and effectiveness during set-up of the surgical procedures.
- Analyze and apply the use of related specialty items.
Assessment and Requirements
Assessment of academic achievement will be based on unit exams, quizzes, and a cumulative final.
- 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.