STS 0810 Surgical Technology I
Prerequisite: TABE, high school diploma or equivalency degree. This course is the first of two sequential courses designed specifically for entry-level job training. It is a combination of classroom studies, classroom lab practice and supervised clinical experiences in the perioperative arena (operating room, pre- and post anesthesia care and labor and delivery) which prepares students to assist members of the surgical team (surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and surgical technologists) with client care and related services. Particular attention is placed upon the skills involved in scrubbing and circulating a wide variety of surgical procedures, and in the preparation and maintenance of sterilized and unsterilized supplies.