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Health Careers Education
HL00179
Surgical First Assistant Surgical Specialty
60.00
This course includes surgical procedures for surgical specialties such as orthopedic, general, obstetrics/gynecology, genitourinary, ENT, ophthalmic, neuro, thoracic, cardio, peripheral vascular, and trauma. The student will explore and understand relevant anatomy and physiology as it applies to procedures, review diagnostic studies, pre-operative/intra-operative, and post-operative considerations associated with surgical procedures.
Cindy Schneider
405-743-5105
cschn@okcareertech.org
1. Describe the types and placement of monitoring devices.
2. Identify complications arising from the use of monitoring devices.
3. Identify the surgical assistant's role in patient monitoring.
4. Review indications for bladder catheterization.
5. Analyze the principles of proper positioning for the surgical patient.
6. Analyze the principles and application of pneumatic tourniquets.
7. Demonstrate drapes and draping for the surgical patient.
8. Describe the principles of surgical instrumentation and usage.
9. Discuss factors to consider regarding operative site exposure.
10. Explain the principles and methods for hemostasis.
11. Discuss principles of use and factors to determine choice of drainage systems.
12. Describe management and use of a variety of special equipment used for surgical patients.

Certified First Assistant - NBSTSA

http://www.prometric.com/default.htm


Certified First Assistant - NBSTSA

http://www.nbstsa.org/certifyingexam/index.html

National Board of Surgical Technology and
Surgical Assisting
Surgical Technology for The Surgical
Technologist


Alexander's Care of the Patient in
Surgery


Sabiston's
Textbook of Surgery


Career Cluster Resources for Health Sciences http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/hsdocuments/HSFinal.pdf


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