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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


SURG-234 Principles of Surgical Assisting 3

Course provides an in-depth study of the Surgical First Assistant role including history, professional, legal, moral, and ethical responsibilities. Review of healthcare facility information, documentation, and risk management. Topics include instrument usage, trocar/incisions, tissue handling, dissection, exposure, hemostasis, retraction, suturing, wound healing, tissue replacement materials, irrigation, specimen care, catheter/drain placement, surgical hazard management, IV fluid/auto-transfusion techniques, medication administration, and wound management. Patient care skills include interview/history techniques, physical assessment, diagnostic exams, planning, patient education, patient monitoring, and perioperative patient care skills. Application of principles includes: the technological sciences, infection control, sterile technique, disinfection and sterilization and problem solving regarding the prevention and treatment of potential complications or emergencies
Prerequisites: SURG-229  , SURG-230 SURG-233  
Offered: Fall, Spring
Faculty Permission Required
Fee - Course/Program (F) $50.00