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Surgical Technology

Effective Fall 2020. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
SGT101 Introduction to Healthcare Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to the hospital environment as it applies to the health care setting. Includes professional management, healthcare facility organization and management, physical environment, disasters or public health emergencies, and communication strategies and procedures used in a disaster. Also includes employability skills, hand hygiene and surgical scrub, attire; legal issues, documentation, and risk management; and key elements in developing a surgical conscience.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: SGT 102, SGT 102LB, SGT 102LC SGT 102, 102LB, and 102LC.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SGT102LB Surgical Technology I Lab Credit Hours: 2.00
This is the lab portion of SGT 102. Demonstration of competency, safety, and appropriate application of sterilization techniques as well as appropriate packing of sterilized equipment. Includes concepts and appropriate techniques and application of standards, techniques for processing and assembling equipment and instruments; appropriate classification, parts, material, and finishes; environmental disinfection of the operating room, sterilization techniques, aseptic techniques, and techniques of storage and distribution.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: SGT 101, SGT 102, SGT 102LC SGT 101, 102, and 102LC.
Information: Students must demonstrate safe practice and appropriate competencies to enter into the clinical environment. Completion of this course allows the student to complete their 420 hours of externship and certify as an Instrument Technician (144 hours is covered under SGT 102LC). Students seeking the exit option of Instrumentation Technician Certification must complete an additional 276 hours of clinical time post-completion of this semester block in the role of an Instrument Technician. Completion of this course will allow students entry into SGT 112: Instrument Technician Clinical completion course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SGT102LC Surgical Technology I Clinical Credit Hours: 3.00
This is the clinical portion of SGT 102. Includes regulations and standards, computer networks and the Internet in a professional medical setting, robotics and lasers in the surgical environment, types of instruments, environmental disinfection of the operating room, assessment and application of aseptic techniques and sterile storage and distribution; and best practices of sterilization, disinfection, and packaging.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: SGT 101, SGT 102, SGT 102LB SGT 101, 102, and 102LB.
Information: Students will apply, assess, and critique concepts, techniques, and procedures in the clinical environment for a total of 144 hours. Students must demonstrate application of the classifications, names, and components of surgical instruments and equipment used in the surgical setting. Students will apply concepts of microbiology, asepsis, decontamination, and sterilization and how it applies in the operating room environment including instruments and equipment. Students will apply the computer as a communication tool and technical device as well as principle concepts of robotics, physics, and electricity in a healthcare setting.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SGT102 Surgical Technology I Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction of safety and appropriate application of sterilization and decontamination techniques as well as appropriate packaging of instruments and equipment for sterilization. Includes concepts and appropriate techniques and application of standards. Techniques for processing and assembling equipment and instruments; appropriate classification parts, material, and finishes; environmental disinfection, sterilization techniques, aseptic technique, and techniques for storage and distribution.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: SGT 101, SGT 102LB, SGT 102LC SGT 101, 102LB, and 102LC.
Information: Students must demonstrate safe practice and appropriate competencies to enter into the clinical environment. Completion of this course allows the student to complete their 420 hours of externship and certify as an Instrument Technician (144 hours is covered under SGT 102LC). Students seeking the exit option of Instrumentation Technician Certification must complete an additional 276 hours of clinical time post-completion of this semester block in the role of an Instrument Technician. Completion of this course will allow students entry into SGT 112: Instrument Technician Clinical completion course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SGT103LB Surgical Technology II Lab Credit Hours: 5.00
This is the lab portion of SGT 103. Demonstration of surgical procedures including basic ear, nose, throat, OB/GYN, and sterile procedures including general digestive, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive and genitourinary procedures based on current industry standards. Includes safety, specific cases and the disease process, care of the patient specific to the case, needs assessment for pre-operative cases and safety, asepsis, intraoperative procedures and safety, post-operative care, procedures, emergency situations, radiology process and safety, death and dying, ethical and moral issues, and demonstration of perioperative procedures, skills, and techniques.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 205IN, HCA 100, SGT 101, 102, 102LB, 102LC, and WRT 101.
Course Corequisites: SGT 103 SGT 103.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SGT103 Surgical Technology II Credit Hours: 3.00
Surgical procedures including basic ear, nose, throat, OB/GYN, and sterile procedures including general digestive, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive and genitourinary procedures based on current industry standards. Includes safety, specific cases and the disease process, care of the patient specific to the case, needs assessment for pre-operative cases and safety, asepsis, intraoperative procedures and safety, post-operative care, procedures, emergency situations, radiology process and safety, death and dying, and ethical and moral issues.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 205IN, HCA 100, SGT 101, 102, 102LB, 102LC, and WRT 101.
Course Corequisites: SGT 103LB SGT 103LB.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SGT112 Instrument Technician Credit Hours: 7.75
Introduction to precautions, documentation, and infection control procedures in healthcare facilities. Includes cleaning, decontamination, and disinfection; preparation and packaging, documentation and record maintenance, sterilization process, customer relations, sterile storage and inventory management, patient care equipment, and practice exam study tips.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of SGT 101, 102, 102LB, and 102LC.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course provides hands-on clinical for students who wish to function in entry-level positions in Central Service and Sterile Processing departments of healthcare facilities. The course includes 32 hours of Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam review and 276 (total of 420) hours of hands-on experience that must be verified by the employer. This verification confirms eligibility for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHSCMM) exam.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SGT201LB Surgical Technology III Lab Credit Hours: 5.00
This is the lab portion of SGT 201. Laboratory assessment and competency evaluation of surgical procedures including orthopedic, oral and maxillofacial, plastic and reconstructive, ophthalmic, cardiothoracic, peripheral vascular, and neurosurgical procedures based on current industry standards. Includes safety, specific cases and the disease process, care of the patient and perioperative case management, needs assessment for pre-operative cases and safety, asepsis, intraoperative procedures and safety, post-operative care and patient safety, procedures, ethical and moral issues, and demonstration of lab procedures.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 105, PSY 101, SGT 103, and 103LB.
Course Corequisites: SGT 201, SGT 201LC SGT 201, and 250LC.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SGT201LC Surgical Technology III Clinical Externship I Credit Hours: 3.50
This is the Clinical Lab portion of SGT 201. Assist surgical team members with daily perioperative duties of a student surgical technologist while under the direct supervision of a staff surgical technologist and a registered nurse. Includes analyzing and planning the surgical case; supplies, instrumentation, and equipment needed for the surgical procedure; scrub, gown, and glove for surgical procedures; function of instruments, supplies, and other items used in surgical procedures; operating room furniture and equipment, preparing the sterile field, operating room responsibilities, the needs of the sterile surgical team, sterile technique; and preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative case management.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 105, PSY 101, SGT 103, and 103LB.
Course Corequisites: SGT 201, SGT 201LB SGT 201, and 201LB.
Information: Students must complete 120 cases over SGT 201LC and SGT 202LC. Thirty cases must be in general surgery; twenty of these cases must be in the first scrub role. Students are required to complete 90 cases in various surgical specialties; 60 of these cases must be in the first scrub role and evenly distributed among a minimum of 5 surgical specialties. Fifteen is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty. The student can complete a maximum of 10 diagnostic cases and 5 vaginal delivery cases that will count toward the maximum number of second scrub role cases. The maximum number of second scrub role cases is 10 in general surgery and 30 in specialty surgery. Observation of cases does not count toward the 120 required cases. See course content form for all scrub roles.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SGT201 Surgical Technology III Credit Hours: 3.00
Didactic instruction on surgical procedures including a review of the operating room and surgery. Includes safety, specific cases and the disease process, care of the patient and perioperative case management, needs assessment for pre-operative cases and safety, asepsis, intraoperative procedures and safety, post-operative care and patient safety, procedures, and ethical and moral issues.
Prerequisite(s): HIT 105, PSY 101, SGT 103, and 103LB.
Course Corequisites: SGT 102LB, SGT 102LC SGT 201LB, and 201LC.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SGT202LC Surgical Technology IV Clinical Externship II Credit Hours: 7.50
Assisting surgical team members with daily preoperative and postoperative duties of a student surgical technologist while under the direct supervision of a staff surgical technologist and a registered nurse. Includes one-on-one training in a facility providing surgical services, progressing through rotations into the first scrub role for minor procedures and the second scrub role in major cases. At the completion of externship rotations the student will be scrubbing in the first scrub role for most procedures when appropriate.
Prerequisite(s): SGT 201, 201LB, 201LC, and WRT 102.
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course precedes SGT 203 Surgical Technologist Capstone. Students must complete 120 cases over SGT 201LC and SGT 202LC. Thirty cases must be in general surgery; twenty of these cases must be in the first scrub role. Students are required to complete 90 cases in various surgical specialties; 60 of these cases must be in the first scrub role and evenly distributed among a minimum of 5 surgical specialties. Fifteen is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty. The student can complete a maximum of 10 diagnostic cases and 5 vaginal delivery cases that will count toward the maximum number of second scrub role cases. The maximum number of second scrub role cases is 10 in general surgery and 30 in specialty surgery. Observation of cases does not count toward the 120 required cases. See course content form for all scrub roles.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SGT203 Surgical Technologist Capstone Credit Hours: 2.00
Prepare for the National Surgical Technology Certification Exam through review and practice exams. Includes review of perioperative patient care, intraoperative/postoperative procedures and protocols; and standards for equipment, instruments, supplies, sterilization, and maintenance. Also includes review of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and surgical pharmacology.
Prerequisite(s): SGT 201, 201LB, 201LC, 202LC, and WRT 102.
Course Corequisites:
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.