This course introduces the student to the surgical technology field. History of surgery, surgery today, and history of surgical technology are discussed. The student will also learn about surgical technology as a profession, the structure of health care facilities and hospital organization. In addition, the student will be introduced to the scope of practice as a member of the surgical team and introduced to medical terminology. Furthermore, students will learn about the microbiological considerations of the operating room, the disinfection and sterilization techniques used to process surgical instruments, equipment and supplies. The principles of asepsis are discussed in detail as well.
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