AHL 851 - Surgical Pathology and Procedures I
4.8 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).
This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the background needed to integrate anatomy and surgical pathologies with related surgical interventions. This course is part one of a two-part series. The student will review the pathologies of specific structures of the body and then study the related surgical procedures. The surgical procedures addressed will be based on the most current edition of the required core curriculum for surgical technology and will include pre-operative preparation, the steps, equipment, and supplies required for the intraoperative phase of patient care, and any post-operative issues to consider. Topics to be covered include review of pathologic conditions of specific body structures; steps taken during surgical procedures to address these conditions; the integration of anatomy and pathology as it relates to the procedure involved; instruments, supplies, and equipment required for the procedures in question; and the specific duties of the surgical technologist in the care of the surgical patient and as a member of the surgical team.
1. apply knowledge of anatomy and related pathologic conditions to surgical interventions in the following areas: plastic and reconstructive, orthopedic, neurosurgery, genitourinary, and obstetrics and gynecology;
2. describe (and understand) the steps involved in the progression of various surgical procedures as detailed in the core curriculum for surgical technology;
3. discuss patient care issues related to various surgical procedures;
4. identify and explain the use of surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment that may be required when performing various surgical interventions; and
5. describe the responsibilities of the surgical technologist during the procedures in question as related to surgical case management, the surgical patient, and the surgical team for the procedures in question.
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