Application/Techniques of Surgical Asepsis and Instrumentation
Application of microbiology as it relates to sterilization and asepsis. Emphasis on identification (type, function, and name) and proper handling, including assembly and sterilization, of instruments, equipment, and supplies. Techniques and procedures also include surgical scrubbing prior to surgical procedures; gowning, gloving, and assisting surgical team members; counting instruments, sponges, needles, and other items on the sterile field; performing initial steps of surgical procedures; and handling sterile equipment and supplies during an operation. Discussion includes the roles of unsterile and sterile surgical technologists. Spring Only.
4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab