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SURG 1050 - Introduction to Surgical Technology

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: BIOL 2400  or BIOL 2730 ; and HHSC 1700  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: SURG 1060  and SURG 1070  

This course provides an introduction to the allied health profession of surgical technology. Students will learn about the history, professional associations related to, and the role and responsibilities of the surgical technologist. Additional topics include an introduction to the patient including the biopsychosocial needs of the patient, and death and dying. Ethical, moral and legal issues will be explored and examined. Students will learn about regulatory agencies, healthcare facilities, as well as departmental organization and management within the facilities. The physical environment of the operating room will be introduced, and students will learn about various emergency situations and all hazard preparation in the healthcare setting.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to list duties including the role and responsibilities of the surgical technologist.

Objectives:

  1. Trace the historical development of surgery and surgical technology.
  2. Identify and interpret a job description for the surgical technologist.

Outcome 2:
Identify various employment and career opportunities for surgical technologists.

Objectives:

  1. List employment opportunities for surgical technologists.
  2. Discuss the types of healthcare settings surgical technologists are usually employed.

Outcome 3:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to distinguish between various surgical team members and their responsibilities.

Objectives:

  1. Identify members of the surgical team and their roles.
  2. Explain and define the OR team members.
  3. List the duties and responsibilities of the scrub surgical technologist.
  4. List the duties and responsibilities of the surgical technology in the assistant circulator role.

Outcome 4:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the basic physical, spiritual and cultural needs of the patient.

Objectives:

  1. Describe Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
  2. Distinguish and assess the physical, spiritual, and biopsychosocial needs of a patient.
  3. Distinguish and assess cultural and religious influences on the surgical patient.
  4. Describe the general needs associated with special populations of surgical patients.
  5. Evaluate attitudes, beliefs and classifications regarding death and dying.

Outcome 5:
Comprehend the physical environment of the operating room.

Objectives:

  1. List and describe hazards to the patient in the operative environment.
  2. List the principles in design for the OR suite.
  3. Identify the role of the surgical technology in the protection of self, patients, and others from hazards in the operative environment.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of environmental systems, controls and environmental safety.

Outcome 6:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to distinguish various types of healthcare facilities, management and departmental organization.

Objectives:

  1. Identify different types of health care facilities.
  2. Describe a typical healthcare facility organizational structure and management.
  3. Describe an organizational chart.
  4. Identify hospital departments and their relationship to surgical services.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to comprehend moral, ethical, risk management and legal issues.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the principles of documentation in the health care environment.
  2. Define and interpret ethical, moral and legal responsibilities.
  3. Discuss professional standards of conduct.
  4. Define basic concepts of ethical and moral decision making and issues.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of common legal terms used in the health care environment.
  6. Identify patient’s rights related to healthcare.

Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and employ strategies for successful and effective communication in the field of surgical technology.

Objectives:

  1. Identify and demonstrate principles of communication in the surgical setting.
  2. Identify the various methods of effective communication problem solving and conflict management and resolution.
  3. Define professional and personal attributes.
  4. Explain effective listening and interpersonal skills.
  5. Define environmental systems and controls and safety terms associated with the operating room.

Outcome 9: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify all hazards preparation and the role of various agencies and health care workers during national, manmade or combination disasters.

Objectives:

  1. Describe communication strategies and procedures used during a disaster.
  2. Describe the role of triage procedures during various disasters.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Unit I. Orientation to Surgical Technology
History of surgery
Duties, roles and responsibilities of the surgical team members
Professional and personal attributes for success
Effective communication skills and teamwork
Methods of communication, problem solving and conflict management
Employability skills
Healthcare facilities , organizational structure and management
Professional regulatory agencies

Unit II. The Surgical Patient/Ethical Moral, Risk Management and Legal Issues
Legal, ethical and moral Issues
Physical, spiritual, and biopsychosocial needs of the patient
Rights of the health care consumer
Special populations patients
Elements of documentation in the health care setting

Unit III. Physical Environment and Safety Standards
Principles of operating room design
Environmental systems and controls
Environmental safety

Unit IV. All - Hazards Preparation
Disasters and public health emergencies
Disasters planning
Methods of communication
Disaster support services
Emergency operations planning


Primary Faculty
Ness, Elizabeth
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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