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Surgical Technology Courses

Read about some of our Surgical Technology courses so you can discover how our training will get you started on the path to your new career.

Sample Surgical Technology Courses

Introduction to Surgical Technology

This course provides an orientation to surgical technology and an introduction to instrumentation, supplies and equipment. The physical environment, safety standards, preoperative surgical case management as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are the main focus of this course.

Microbiology

This hands-on course provides students with a basic understanding of microbiology with regard to the overall care of patient safety and surgical procedures outcomes. Topics include the characteristics and classification of microorganisms, the principles of growth and the reproduction of microorganisms, wound healing, the identification of microorganisms using staining and culture, epidemiology, control of microbial growth and aseptic technique, lab diagnosis, and diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and parasites.

Medical Terminology

This course provides an opportunity for understanding the language of medicine. The student studies basic prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and plural rules, along with word analysis, word building, spelling, and pronunciation. These principles are applied to the study of the following systems: integumentary, respiratory, urinary, male and female reproduction, obstetrics and neonatology, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, sensory, musculoskeletal, nervous, and endocrine. Each body system is reviewed with regard to anatomy and physiology; diagnostic lab, and surgical procedures; and pharmacology.

Sterilization Techniques

This course examines disinfection, decontamination, and sterilization techniques associated with surgical instrumentation, equipment and supplies. Sterilization standards and procedures are explained and practiced. This course also covers disinfection techniques and terminal cleaning of the operating room and patient care equipment.

Surgical Technology Practices

This course focuses on the principles and practices of surgical technology. The course includes in-depth instruction regarding care and handling of instrumentation, equipment, and supplies related to surgery. Homeostasis, wound healing, sutures, needles, and stapling devices are discussed at length. The student is expected to describe and demonstrate counts, case management, and the assisting circulator and scrub roles within the surgical room.

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