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Health Careers Education
HL00178
Surgical First Assistant Advanced Microbiology
30.00
This course is designed to provide a review and understanding of the impact of microorganisms in the surgical environment and the risks to the surgical patient. The course will review infection control, immune responses, and standard precautions.
Cindy Schneider
405-743-5105
cschn@okcareertech.org
1. Analyze the results of methods of identifying microbes.
2. Compare and contrast the uses of the various microbes.
3. Compare and contrast the flora of the various anatomic regions of the body.
4. Assess the clinical signs of an infected wound.
5. Apply the methods for preventing contamination of a wound.
6. Analyze the principles of wound and cavity irrigation.
7. Apply microbiological principles to the surgical care of the immunocompromised patient.
8. Analyze characteristics of organisms and risks for surgical site infections (SSI).
9. Analyze antibiotic prophylaxis and therapy.
10.Outline special considerations of surgery on the immunocompromised patient.

Certified First Assistant - NBSTSA

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Certified First Assistant - NBSTSA

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Career Cluster Resources for Health Sciences

http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/hsdocuments/HSFinal.pdf
National Board of Surgical Technology and
Surgical Assisting
Fundamentals of Anatomy and
Physiology, 2nd ed.


Surgical Technology for The Surgical
Technologist


Alexander's Care of the Patient in
Surgery


Microbiology for the Surgical
Technologist


Surgical Technology Series - MAVCC http://www.okcimc.com/
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Surgical First Assistant