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SURT1200 – Introduction to Surgical Technology pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: This course explores the role of surgical technologists. Fundamental principles of asepsis, professionalism, communication, universal precautions, the surgical team, operating room environment and patient care concepts are introduced.
Prerequisites: none.
Corequisites: None
  1. Explore the historical foundation of surgery.
  2. Distinguish operating team and interdepartmental roles and responsibilities.
  3. Identify physical aspects of the operating suite, differentiating between acute care and ambulatory settings.
  4. Describe professional credentialing.
  5. Identify the rights of the patient to receive high-quality care.
  6. Explore types of documentation used in the operating room.
  7. Explain the different types of informed consent.
  8. Identify legal, ethical and moral issues affecting patient, family and surgical team.
  9. Explain responsibility and accountability.
  10. Examine personal beliefs, values and biases.
  11. Identify physical, mental, emotional and social changes that occur throughout the lifespan.
MnTC goal areas: None

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