STS 0820 Surgical Technology II
Prerequisite: STS 0810. This course is a continuation of some of the skills presented in Surgical Technology I. 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. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are qualified to take a national certifying examination to become a certified surgical technologist (CST).