SUR 140 - Surgical Care I at Piedmont Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2020-05-01

Introduces concepts of the surgical process including preparing the patient for surgery, transporting, positioning, and special preparation procedures of the surgical patient. Presents diagnostic and assessment procedures of the surgical patient including the importance of safety. Discusses the basic principles of aseptic technique.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 0-6 hours. Total 2-9 hours per week.
3-4 credits

General Course Purpose

Introduces the concepts of preparing the patient for surgery. Discusses proper techniques in positioning and transporting patients for specific surgical procedures. Provides an opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills needed to perform as an entry-level surgical technologist in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: Admission to the Surgical Technology Program or permission of instructor. Corequisite: SUR 145

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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