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College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024
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SURG 1300 - Surgical Clinical 2

Credit Hours: 8.00

Prerequisites: Admission into the Surgical Technology Program; SURG 1055 , SURG 1200 , SURG 1250 , and SURG 1265  all with grade C or better, or grade Pass (if the course is a Pass/Fail course)

Corequisites: SURG 1350  and SURG 1360  

This course further develops clinical skills of students in the perioperative environment. Students continue to increase intraoperative skills anticipating the surgeon’s needs during surgery. Students perfect their role as first scrub person, second scrub, and assistant to the circulating person on various surgical procedures as students prepare for employment. This clinical meets three eight‑hour days per week. Students are responsible for their own transportation. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students are required to pass this course to progress in the program.

Billable Contact Hours: 11

When Offered: Winter semester only

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to participate as a member of the surgical team.


  1. Apply essential skills required of a surgical technologist.
  2. Perform the duties of the student scrub surgical technologist.
  3. Demonstrate professional obligations to the patient and surgical team members.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to apply safe patient care.


  1. Demonstrate key elements of a surgical conscience.
  2. Practice OR policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.
  3. Conduct safety measures.
  4. Perform surgical TIME OUT.
  5. Perform surgical counts.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to apply safety techniques in protecting self and other team members.


  1. Assess when to seek help.
  2. Accept responsibility for personal actions.
  3. Employ proper techniques in handling sharps.
  4. Develop accountability for ones actions and to others.
  5. Apply proper ways to pass various specialty instruments to the surgeon.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to maintain aseptic technique.


  1. Place supplies in OR.
  2. Open sterile supplies.
  3. Scrub, gown, and glove.
  4. Perform set up of the sterile field.
  5. Monitor the sterile field.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to prepare the OR for trhe needs of various surgical procedures.


  1. Assemble or check case cart.
  2. Gather items for the procedure.
  3. Place supplies in OR.
  4. Open sterile supplies.
  5. Outline how various supplies and equipment are used during the surgical procedure.
  6. Discuss testing, placement and types and preparation of special equipment.
  7. Perform set up of the sterile field.
  8. Maintain aseptic technique.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to anticipate the surgeon’s needs before, during, and after surgery.


  1. Verify surgeon’s preference card.
  2. Confirm supplies and equipment needed for the surgical procedure.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course students will be able to create a surgeon’s preference card.


  1. Maintain log cards of surgical procedures performed.
  2. Evaluate the key elements of a surgeon’s preference card.

Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course students will be able to conform to OR standards, policies, procedures and guidelines.


  1. Analyze OR records, documentation, and other forms.
  2. Explain the purpose of good documentation.

Outcome 9: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze the principles of tissue exposure and wound management.


  1. Outline criteria used to select items to provide tissue exposure.
  2. Evaluate use of sutures and needles for procedures.

  • 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
Complete course contents distributed in instructor’s first day handouts.
Clinical course whose content (based on outcomes & objectives) varies with each individual site.
Specification of Clinical Case Requirements included in instructor’s first day lesson plan handout.
Primary Faculty
Ness, Elizabeth
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Mirijanian, Narine

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

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