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College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SURG 1200 - Surgical Clinical 1

Credit Hours: 8.00
Prerequisites: Admission into the Surgical Technology Program; ENGL 1180  or ENGL 1210 ; BIOL 2400  or BIOL 2730 ; BIOL 2710 , HHSC 1700 , SURG 1050 , SURG 1060 , and SURG 1070  all with grade C or better, or grade Pass (if the course is a Pass/Fail course); and proof of current American Heart Association (AHA)/BLS certification

Corequisites: SURG 1051 , SURG 1250 , and SURG 1260 

In this supervised lab and clinical course, students will learn, practice, and perform essential skills required in the surgical setting. Students will demonstrate preoperative operating room preparation, scrubbing, gowning, gloving, set up of the sterile field, and perform the functions of the surgical technologist in the sterile field using aseptic technique in the laboratory setting. Students perform in the role of the scrub and circulator on various surgical procedures. Upon successful completion of pre‑clinical competencies, students are assigned in the hospital setting three days a week to gain clinical experience and acquire course competencies. Students are responsible for their own health insurance and transportation. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students are required to pass this course to progress in the program.

Contact Hours: 24 per week for 16 weeks

Center Campus

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