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Health Careers Education
HL00203
Surgical Pharmacology
30.00
This course familiarizes the student with the various drugs used in surgery and their administration. The student will demonstrate an understanding of basic anesthesia equipment, drugs and methods in order to function effectively in the surgical setting. Upon course completion the student may assist the anesthesia personnel if required.
Cindy Schneider
405-743-5105
cschn@okcareertech.org
1. Calculate medication conversions and dosages.
2. Apply general terminology to medication use.
3. Identify commonly used drugs in surgery, their actions, indications and side effects.
4. Analyze the principles of anesthesia administration as well as be able to explain the necessity
of each component of anesthesia preparation of the surgical patient.
5. Compare and contrast methods, agents, and techniques of anesthesia administration and
preparations.
6. Correlate anesthesia monitoring devices with patient homeostasis.
7. Explain anesthesia complications and interventions.
8. Prepare and manage medication and solutions.
9. Use medications in the care of the surgical patient.
Surgical Technologist - CTTC

http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Health_Career_Cluster.htm



Surgical Technologist - NBSTSA

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

Surgical Technologist Skill Standards

- Aligns with the Association of Surgical
Technologist

Surgical Technologist (NBSTSA)

Surgical
Technologist - CTTC

http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Health_Career_Cluster.htm
Surgical Technology Series - MAVCC

Pharmacology Skills - CIMC

http://www.okcimc.com/

AST Core Curriculum

http://www.ast.org

Career Cluster Resources for Health Sciences
http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/hsdocuments/HSFinal.pdf
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Surgical Technologist (Accredited Program)