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.
Further experience in a clinical setting allows the student to continue to improve technical skills while accepting more responsibilities during surgical procedures. Surgical rotation case requirements are documented.
Introduces the learner to the knowledge and skills required of an entry level central service technician. Cleaning, decontamination, packaging, sterilization of instrumentation and equipment, as well as methods of process monitoring will be emphasized. Learners will also review medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and microbiology as it applies to Central Service. This course includes both lecture and lab experiences.
Enhances student's technical experience and employee skills. Serves as a transition between student and employee. Application of advanced skills for the entry-level surgical technologist in the clinical setting. Surgical rotation case requirements are documented.