ST1004: Intro to Surgical Technology

Credits 4 Lab Hours 0 Lecture Hours 4 Clinical Hours 0
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This is a four credit hour theory course designed to provide the student with in-depth knowledge concerning the scope and practice of Surgical Technology. Students will be exposed to concepts of hospital structure and management and the physical environment of a surgical suite. Students will learn patient safety procedural issues such as identification, consent, and needs of the patient. Students will also study skills related to teamwork, professional credentialing and organizations, and legal and ethical issues as defined by the AST Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6th edition. For each unit of credit, a minimum of three hours per week with one of the hours for class and two hours for studying/preparation outside class is expected.


Admission to the Surgical Technology program.