AHL 725 - Surgical Technology in Practice for AAD-ST
4 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).
This course is designed to provide the practicing surgical technologist in the Accelerated Alternative Delivery Distance
Learning Surgical Technology Series (AAD-ST) with a review of surgical anatomy and pathology and basic, intermediate,
and advanced surgical procedures as outlined in the Association of Surgical Technology’s Core Curriculum. Topics to be
covered include review of anatomy of the major organ systems and related pathologies that require surgical procedures,
supplies and instrumentation for the procedure, steps in the procedure, and the surgical technologist’s duties during the
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. describe and discuss commonly performed surgical procedures,
2. identify appropriate specialty surgical instruments,
3. discuss pathologic conditions related to the procedure being performed,
4. evaluate the role of the surgical technologist in various procedures and how ones own preparation can affect the surgical team and patient care,
5. identify anatomical structures within the major regions of the human body,
6. demonstrate the application of critical thinking skills to the topics covered in this course and in Surgical Technology Theory of AAD-ST.
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