This course introduces students to the operating room environment. Fundamental perioperative techniques and skills will be discussed. Students are oriented to the surgical environment, professional job roles, and sterile technique. Students will develop basic knowledge of equipment and instrumentation used in surgical technology. The clinical application of surgical asepsis, sterilization and disinfection, and perioperative case management is developed through guided observation and interaction. The student will gain the knowledge of wound closure, preparation of supplies, gowning and gloving and operative techniques. Co-requisites: BIO100, BIO163, ENG101, SRG111. Credit: 4 hours.
Course Section Description
Full Semester Course (U) – Course runs 8/16 to 12/3