SUR 245 - Surgical Care Skills II at Lord Fairfax Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2020-01-01

Builds upon essential skills to perform safely and competently in the operating room environment. Emphasizes active learning and critical thinking in the lab setting. Uses simulations to introduce skills in setting up a back table, mayo stand and passing instruments. Focuses on anticipating the needs of the surgeon and team members. Covers demonstration of counting procedures to prevent retained items and maintaining the sterile field to prevent contamination.
Laboratory 9 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Continued development of essential skills needed to perform safely and competently in the operating room environment. Active learning and critical thinking skills, with an emphasis assisting in the care and safety of the surgical patient. Competency-based skills assessments follow each learning activity.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: SUR 140, SUR 145, BIO 142 Corequisite: SUR 240

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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