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2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Surgical Technology (EA27)


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Associate in Science

The transfer of sponsorship of the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing Surgical Technology Program to Housatonic Community College is underway. The continuation of accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) is pending.

The Surgical Technology program prepares students to be competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.  Graduates will qualify to become certified through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) examination.

Outcomes:

  • Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology to perioperative patient care.  Assessment: Successful completion of preparatory courses such as Biology for Allied Health, Medical Terminology, and Microbiology for Surgical Technology.
  • Distinguish the elements, action, and use of medications and anesthetic agents used during the perioperative experience.  Assessment:  Successful completion of Surgical Technology Pharmacology course.
  • Demonstrate safe practice in the role of Surgical Technologist.  Assessment:  Successful completion of Operating Room Techniques and Operating Room Skills Seminar, as well as the hours spent in the actual operating room setting.
  • Display competence in technical skills and aseptic technique in the perioperative environment.  Assessment:  Successful completion of Operating Room Techniques and Operating Room Skills Seminar, as well as the hours spent in the actual operating room setting.
  • Practice responsible and accountable behavior within the role and competencies of the Surgical Technologist.  Assessment:  Observation and evaluation of student performance in the 640 clinical hours required for accreditation.
  • Organize the intraoperative environment efficiently as a member of the surgical team.  Assessment:  Observation and evaluation of student performance in the 640 clinical hours required for accreditation.
  • Apply learned knowledge and skills in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains to become nationally certified as a Surgical Technologist.  Assessment: Passing score on the Surgical Technology certification exam.

Suggested Sequence of Courses:


Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.

Total Credits: 62


1 MAT* E104 - Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)  or  MAT* E137 - Intermediate Algebra (3 credits)  suggested

2  A foreign language is suggested.

 

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