Simi Institute for Careers & Education | Evaluated Learning Experience
Clinical Practice in Surgical Technology ST 205A; Clinical Practice in Surgical Technology ST 205B; Clinical Practice in Surgical Technology ST 205C
400 hours (10 weeks) - repeated for credit.
September 2000 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to practice and maintain aseptic technique at all times; demonstrate knowledge of basic instrumentation and proper use; demonstrate knowledge of surgical anatomy; demonstrate correct usage and passing of instrumentation; demonstrate correct usage of suture material; recognize and correct breaks in aseptic technique; demonstrate professionalism and the ability to follow directives; demonstrate knowledge of draping; recognize indications for procedures; demonstrate adaptability to change; demonstrate the ability to count sponges/instruments according to the hospital policy and procedures; demonstrate knowledge of utilizing the doctor’s preference cards; demonstrate knowledge of scrubbing, gowning, and gloving according to hospital policy; efficiently anticipate the surgeon’s needs; identify and handle specimens according to hospital policy; observe strict adherence to “Universal Precautions” according to hospital policy; and maintain an acceptable record of attendance and evaluations.
The course covers knowledge and skills required for hands-on surgical technology scrub role and circulator role experience in an operating room setting, under the direct supervision of a hospital preceptor and clinical instructor. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology RC 100/ST 100; Microbiology and Infection Control RC 101/ST 101; Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Professionals RC 102/ST 102; Math and Science for Healthcare Professionals RC 103/ST 103; Introduction to Surgical Technology ST 200; Principles and Practices of Surgical Technology ST 201; Pharmacology ST 202; Surgical Procedures ST 203; Surgical Technologist Career Preparation ST 204. NOTE: this course includes three different rotations.
In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Surgical Technology (4/22).