Apply basic surgical theories, principles and procedural techniques in the operating room. Students begin to function as team members under the guidance of the instructor and authorized clinical personnel. Surgical rotation case requirements are documented.
Builds upon and reinforces the role of the Surgical Technologist as a member of the operating room team. Discusses care of the patient before, during and after surgery with emphasis on surgical wounds, wound closure materials and vital signs. Includes both lecture and lab experiences.
Develops basic wound closure skills related to musculofascial, subcutaneous and dermal layers. Covers application absorbable and non-absorbable materials, suture and absorbable stapling technologies. Prepares the learner with several wound closure methods including invasive wound closure devices, skin stapling and tissue adhesives.