AHL 726 - Surgical Technology Theory for AAD-ST
4 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).
This course is designed to provide uniformity in the theory based training for on-the-job trained surgical technologists or
non-CAAHEP accredited ST program graduates. Practicing surgical technologists will receive didactic instruction in the
profession of surgical technology, including the history and basic science of surgical technology and care of the surgical
patient. Topics to be covered include surgical technologist environment, legal, moral and ethical responsibilities of a
surgical technologist, surgical patient emergencies, principles of asepsis and sterilization, principles of hemostasis and
blood replacement, and other pre-, intra-, and postoperative processes.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. identify the duties of the surgical technologist and the physical environment in which they work;
2. identify health care facilities, their management and financing;
3. define the surgical team;
4. define the legal, ethical and moral responsibilities of a surgical technologist;
5. discuss the principles of asepsis and disinfection and their importance in surgery;
6. identify the needs of the surgical patient and recognize patient emergencies;
7. discuss the history of surgical technology and the organizations related to profession;
8. discuss the role and responsibilities of the surgical technologist during the pre-, intra-, and postoperative phases of the operating room cycle; and
9. define the principles of hemostasis and blood replacement.
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