This course introduces the student to basic principles of peri-operative patient care. The scope of practice is discussed with the characteristics and needs of the surgical patient. The student will also learn about the principles of surgical case management from the perspective of the surgical technologist in the scrub role. This course will prepare the student for their clinical rotation and the Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
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