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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Simi Institute for Careers & Education | Evaluated Learning Experience

Pharmacology ST 202


70 hours (10 weeks).

Simi Institute for Careers and Education Main Campus, Simi Valley, California

April 2017 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: calculate equivalent conversions from one system to another; define general terminology associated with drugs; classify various drugs according to type; identify compressed gases by standard tank colors; delineate principles of drug use in surgical patient care; recognize a drug by its generic name, trade name, and chemical names; identify application, action, and effect; identify effect associated with common drug classes and their representative prototypes; describe differences between side effects, synergistic reactions, and idiosyncratic reactions; explain the principles of anesthesia; describe common surgical medications and solutions, anesthesia and adjunct medications, pre-medications, induction agents, muscle relaxants, narcotics, antibiotics, and inhalation agents; differentiate between intra-muscular, subcutaneous, and intravenous methods of drug administrations; differentiate between drug forms: elixir, tinctures, emulsion, aerosol, and liniment; describe the use of hypothermia and muscle relaxants as an adjunct to anesthesia; explain characteristics and use of contrast media and dyes in the operating room; identify, mix, measure, and pour medications for use on the sterile field; and characterize the role of the surgical technologist in safe handling of drugs according to operating room policies and procedures.


This course covers calculations, science, development, regulations, antibiotics, hormones, diagnostic agents, ophthalmic agents, cardiac drugs, pre-op medications, antiemetics, patient monitoring, local and regional anesthesia, surgical pharmacology, general anesthesia, and emergency situations. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology RC 100/ST 100; Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Professionals RC 102/ST 102; Introduction to Surgical Technology ST 200; Math and Science for Healthcare Professionals RC 103/ST 103.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Surgical Technology (4/22).