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STP 121 INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

Fall

This course introduces the student to the broad field of surgical technology. It includes Orientation to Surgical Technology, Standards of Conduct, The Surgical Patient, Special Populations, and Physical Environment and Safety Standards.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Surgical Technology program - BIO 210 with a grade of "C" or better.


STP 122 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

Fall

This course introduces the student to the practice of surgical technology. The focus of this course is on the skills that are specifically those of the scrub and circulator role. The student will demonstrate the proper and safe execution of procedures and use of equipment. Adequate laboratory time for the practice and testing of the skills is required.

Credit: 6 hours - Four lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): STP 121-Intro to Surgical Technology.


STP 123 SURGICAL PROCEDURES I

Spring

This course is designed to prepare students for clinical practice training. Instruction combines lecture and lab to introduce students to all surgical specialties.

Credit: 5 hours - Five lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): STP 122-Principles and Practice of Surgical Technology, STP 127-Pharmacology for Health Professions.


STP 124 SURGICAL PROCEDURES II

Summer

This course is a continuation of Surgical Procedures I and is designed to prepare students for clinic practice training. Instruction combines lecture and lab to introduce students to all surgical specialties not covered in the first course.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): STP 123-Surgical Procedures I.


STP 125 CLINICAL ROTATION IN SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY I

Spring

This is a course designed to provide the student with a solid introduction to the operation room and its routines. This course functions to expand knowledge gained in the Introduction of Surgical Technology Course and support the knowledge being gained in the Principles and Practice of Surgical Technology courses. This course is offered PASS/FAIL.

Credit: 5 hours - Fifteen lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Certified in CPR, STP 122-Principles and Practices of Surgical Technology, STP 127-Pharmacology for Health Professions, and BIO 210-Intro to Human Anatomy.


STP 126 CLINICAL ROTATION IN SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY II

Summer

This course is a continuation of Clinical Rotation in Surgical Technology I. It is designed to provide the student with continued exposure to the operating room and its routines. This course functions to expand knowledge gained in Introduction to Surgical Technology, Principles and Practice of Surgical Technology and Clinical Rotation in Surgical Technology I. This course is offered PASS/FAIL.

Credit: 5 hours - Fifteen lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Certified in CPR, STP 125-Clinical Rotation in Surgical Technology I, BIO 215-Intro to Human Physiology, and BIO 218-Intro to Microbiology.


STP 127 PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Fall

This course provides basic knowledge of the most commonly used medications and discusses commonly prescribed medications such as sedatives, antidepressants, antianxiety agents, etc. It includes indications, potential adverse reactions, dietary response to treatment and desired effect.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): STP 121-Introduction to Surgical Technology.

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