2016-2017 Catalog and Handbook 
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2016-2017 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ST 125L - Paraprofessional Experience

2 Credit Hours

This class will be an orientation to the surgical department. Consisting of a total of 56 hours, the last eight weeks of the semester.  Students will spend time with a surgical technologist learning the importance of reading the doctors’ preference card, going through supplies and equipment prior to the establishment of a sterile field.  Students will assist the surgical technologist with the opening of sterile supplies to the sterile field.  Once the procedure is underway the student will participate either by observing the case or scrubbing into the procedure and perform the duties of the surgical technologist in the second scrub role. 

Students will also spend time with the following team members; circulating nurse, transporter and “turn over aids” to learn the importance of each team member involved in a surgical procedure.  This will give the student a better understanding of what the role of the surgical technologist is prior to beginning their spring and summer clinical.

Prerequisites: ST 110 , ST 120 , ST 120 L , ST 121 , HC 117 , HC 118 , HC 118 L  
Corequisites: ST 112 , ST 122 L  

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