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Health Careers Education
Surgical Procedures I
This course is designed to provide instruction in procedures outlined in the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technologists by the Association of Surgical Technologists. The student will be able to apply and demonstrate the concepts related to the following surgical procedures: Robotics, General, Obstetric and Gynecological, Genitourinary, Otorhinolarynologic, and Orthopedic Surgery.
Objectives 11 thru 15 from Robotics section of new Core Curriculum, p. 88 and also cover the objectives in Biomedical Science objectives 8 thru 12 in previous curriculum.
Cindy Schneider
1. Discuss anatomy, physiology and pathology of each procedure.
2. Analyze the diagnostic and surgical interventions related to each procedure.
3. Demonstrate the selection of supplies, equipment and instrumentation for each procedure.
4. Identify incisions used for each procedure.
5. Demonstrate the steps for each procedure.
6. Discuss the post-operative complications of each procedure.
7. Discuss preoperative prep routines specific for each procedure.
8. Identify appropriate patient positioning and draping procedures for each surgical intervention.
9. Discuss the appropriate post-operative procedure for each surgical intervention.
10. Identify special considerations and complications for each procedure.
11. Describe the robotic terms as related to surgery.
12. Describe the surgical applications of robotics.
13. Identify the basic components of equipment in robotic surgery.
14. Describe the movements of the robotic system manipulators.
15. Apply the principles of robotics to patient safety.

Surgical Technologist - NBSTSA

Surgical Technologist Skill Standards

- Aligns with the Association of Surgical

Surgical Technologist (NBSTSA)

Surgical Technologist - CTTC
Surgical Technology Series - MAVCC

AST Core Curriculum

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Health Science Therapeutic Services Surgical Technologist (Accredited Program)