Simi Institute for Careers & Education | Evaluated Learning Experience
Surgical Technology Certification and Exam Preparation ST 206
50 hours (2 weeks).
September 2000 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to explain the purpose of the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting’s Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam; identify the main topics tested on the CST exam; demonstrate knowledge of perioperative care including preoperative preparation, intraoperative procedures, and postoperative procedures; explain the ancillary duties of a surgical technologist as they relate to administrative and personnel; identify proper equipment sterilization and maintenance procedures; recognize appropriate medical terminology and abbreviations; demonstrate knowledge of human physiology as it relates to surgical procedures; identify surgical pathologies; and apply the principals of surgical pharmacology to operative practice.
This course covers knowledge and skills required of competent entry-level technologists, including specific techniques in perioperative care, intraoperative and post-operative procedures, and basic science. 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; Clinical Practice in Surgical Technology ST 205A.
In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Surgical Technology (4/22).