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Introduction to Surgical Technology and Patient Care Concepts


Introductory surgical technology theory related to health care facilities, hospital organizations, management, job responsibilities, and the physical environment. Emphasis on ethical, moral, and legal responsibilities; patient care concepts; and critical elements of surgical procedures. Study and discussion of perioperative patient care concepts to include assessment of the patient's response to illness and hospitalization; assessment of the patient's physical, spiritual, and psychological needs; concepts of death and dying; issues surrounding quality care, informed consent, and legal/ethical concerns; review of the patient’s chart; assessment and response to special population patients; the physical design and needs of the surgery department; potential hazards and safety; preoperative routines; documentation; health and wellness concepts related to physical health and activity; and post anesthesia care. Additionally, the basic principles of electricity and robotics along with their applications in the operating room are discussed. Theory and application of the CARE approach are utilized. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): BIO115 and MTR104. Corequisite(s): BIO125 and HTH115 and SGT107 and SGT110. Spring Only.

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