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AHL 856 - Surgical Technology Clinical A

10 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about applying the skills and knowledge obtained in the classroom and lab to real life, hands-on situations in the operating room. The student will be exposed to the routines of the operating room environment and will participate in direct care of the surgical patient. A preceptor assigned by the clinical site will provide daily support and evaluations, while a college faculty member will provide regular counseling and evaluations as established by the surgical technology coordinator. Topics to be covered include scrubbed observation; second scrub role with a qualified preceptor; first scrub role with a qualified preceptor; proper application of sterile technique; proper use and handling of instrumentation, equipment, and supplies; respect for patient rights and confidentiality; and professional behaviors.


Course Objectives:

1. demonstrate appropriate professional behaviors;
2. exercise effective communication skills with other health team members, patients, and the public;
3. demonstrate a high degree of surgical conscience;
4. describe the progression of surgical procedures in which the student participates;
5. describe anatomical structures associated with surgical procedures in which the student participates;
6. provide a safe environment for and efficient and professional care of the surgical patient;
7. demonstrate knowledge of aseptic principles by adhering to impeccable performance of sterile technique;
8. describe the importance of teamwork and cooperation in the surgical suite;
9. recognize, communicate, and correct breaks in sterile technique;
10. anticipate the needs of the surgeon and other surgical team members;
11. anticipate the needs of the surgical patient;
12. demonstrate efficient use of time, motion, and materials;
13. recognize and respond to emergency situations in a calm and efficient manner;
14. use research material in order to prepare for unfamiliar surgical procedures;
15. describe the use of instrumentation, equipment, and supplies that are used during surgical procedures in which the student participates;
16. properly document and submit all required paperwork;
17. accept and use constructive feedback to improve performance in subsequent activities or procedures; and
18. demonstrate entry level knowledge and skill to scrub for surgical procedures in general surgery and other specialties, as mandated by core curriculum requirements.

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