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Surgical First Assistant
Students in this major will learn the legal, ethical, moral and professional responsibilities of a surgical first assistant. They will study disease process including specific types of pathologies associated with body systems and the impact of microorganism in the surgical environment including the risks to patients. Students will also study preoperative and intraoperative effects of drugs used in surgery, wound management techniques, suturing techniques, and perioperative care. They will also learn how to recognize certain complications and how to respond. There will also be a clinical portion to this major and students should obtain certification from National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a certified first assistant.
Hours Course Code Course Title Actions
15.00 HL00103 Surgical First Assistant Introduction View Course
30.00 HL00177 Surgical First Assistant Advanced Pathology View Course
30.00 HL00178 Surgical First Assistant Advanced Microbiology View Course
45.00 HL00104 Surgical First Assistant Pharmacology & Anesthesia View Course
30.00 HL00105 Surgical First Assistant Bioscience View Course
60.00 HL00106 Surgical First Assistant Equipment & Skills View Course
60.00 HL00179 Surgical First Assistant Surgical Specialty View Course
15.00 HL00180 Surgical First Assistant Surgical Complications View Course
15.00 HL00107 Surgical First Assistant Certification Review View Course
350.00 HL00108 Surgical First Assistant Clinical View Course
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Canadian Valley Technology Center Chickasha Surgical First Assistant View Approved Career Major