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CSFA  1172  Pharmacology and Anesthesia

Pharmacology and Anesthesia will provide the surgical assisting student with the fundamentals of basic pharmacology and clinical pharmacology related to the surgical patient. The course will also examine the basics of anesthesia methods and agents and the association with various surgical situations.  Lab required.  1 credit hour.  (W)

 

CSFA  1173  Principles of Surgical Assisting Lab I

A lab course that teaches fundamental skills: Placement of monitoring devices, review of bladder catheterization, surgical positioning, application of tourniquets, prepping and draping, operative instrumentation, visualization techniques, hemostasis, suturing and knot tying techniques, dressings and drainage systems, post-operative pain control methods, and the use of special equipment. Lab required. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

CSFA  1175  Perioperative Microbiology and Bioscience

Course covers three main components: fundamental concepts in microbiology and infection, major clinical syndromes corresponding to the clinical specialties, and additional information on bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology, and entomology, including related laboratory tests and antibiotics. Emphasis on surgical events related to wound healing and the integrity of the surgical wound. Also covered are different diagnostic tests and the relationship between those tests and the management of the surgical patient. In addition, issues surrounding the care and handling of surgical specimens, management of the critically ill patient, thermoregulatory devices, fluid balances and related issues and, finally, skin assessment are discussed in detail. Lab required. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

CSFA  1176  Complications in Surgery

Surgical complications, including hemorrhage, perforation of viscus or cavity, contamination, exposure, retraction, compression injuries, cardiac events, sudden hypoxia, sudden shock, interruption of surgical supervision, critical equipment failure and corrective measures are discussed, in addition to how to initiate the appropriate course of action to address these situations. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

CSFA  1371  Fundamentals and Surgical Safety

Fundamentals and Surgical Safety will provide the surgical assisting student with basic fundamentals and the surgical assistant's role in the proper and safe positioning of the surgical patient, use of pneumatic devices, drapes and draping, proper skin preparation, instrumentation, exposure and visualization techniques, post-operative pain control, patient transport, and provide instruction of surgical monitoring devices. Fundamentals and Surgical Safety will also provide the surgical assisting student with information and appreciation of the importance of safety in the surgical setting. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CSFA  2171  Role Definition, Ethical, Legal, and Moral Responsibilities

Course addresses factors that will result in positive team relationships, the practice of professional ethics, and the parameters of one's specific role, including the identification of certain possible crises and problem areas, with an understanding as to how the Surgical Assistant should deal with each given situation. Different legal definitions and terminology are covered, and how to understand and identify Operating Room situations that could lead to ethical conflict. Students also gain an understanding of appropriate (and legal) decision-making, as well as what establishes negligence, basic patient and caregiver rights, Operating Room incidents that could result in litigation, and problems peculiar to the Surgical Assistant's role. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

CSFA  2173  Principles of Surgical Assisting Lab II

A lab course continuation that teaches fundamental skills: Placement of monitoring devices, review of bladder catheterization, surgical positioning, application of tourniquets, prepping and draping, operative instrumentation, visualization techniques, hemostasis, suturing and knot tying techniques, dressings and drainage systems, post-operative pain control methods, and the use of special equipment. Lab required. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

CSFA  2371  Surgical Procedures

Surgical Procedures will provide the surgical assisting student with an in-depth procedural analysis of most major surgeries performed in the operating room; delivering step-by-step surgical, anatomical, and physiological instruction in preparation for their clinical externship. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CSFA  2372  Operative Anatomy and Pathophysiology I

A systematic investigation of the structure and organization of the human body and the mechanism and manifestation of different human diseases. The basic science of pathology is concerned with the etiology and pathogenesis of disease. Essential information is provided for understanding the diagnosis of disease in the clinical setting. When studying anatomy, the emphasis must be based on regional anatomy with surgical anatomy as the critical component, as opposed to the entry-level approach of systemic anatomy. Surgical anatomy is the critical factor with an emphasis on advanced anatomical knowledge that is applied towards the surgical diagnosis and procedure. This course will thoroughly examine several major surgical specialties: General, Plastics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ortho/Joints, Colorectal, Robotics, and Cardio/Thoracic/Vascular. This course has been specifically prepared for the surgical assisting Advanced Technical Certificate program. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CSFA  2373  Operative Anatomy and Pathophysiology II

A continuation of the investigation of the structure and organization of the human body and the mechanism and manifestation of different human diseases. The basic science of pathology is concerned with the etiology and pathogenesis of disease. Essential information is provided for understanding the diagnosis of disease in the clinical setting. When studying anatomy, the emphasis must be based on regional anatomy with surgical anatomy as the critical component, as opposed to the entry-level approach of systemic anatomy. Surgical anatomy is the critical factor with an emphasis on advanced anatomical knowledge that is applied towards the surgical diagnosis and procedure. This course will thoroughly examine several major surgical specialties: General, Plastics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ortho/Joints, Colorectal, Robotics, and Cardio/Thoracic/Vascular. This course has been specifically prepared for the surgical assisting Advanced Technical Certificate program. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

CSFA  2472  Suturing, Knot Tying, Hemostasis, and Wound Healing

Suturing, Knot Tying, Hemostasis, and Wound Healing is a comprehensive lab course designed to provide instruction of and participation in the various suturing and tying techniques including simple and complex stitches, interrupted and running stitches, two-handed, one-handed, and instrument knot tying techniques. The course will provide the surgical assisting student with the detailed principles of wound healing, the interaction of a complex cascade of cellular events that generates resurfacing, reconstitution, and restoration of the tensile strength of the surgical wound. The course will also provide an in-depth and interactive discussion of hemostatic methods: chemical/topical agents, sutures and ties, direct pressure, and physical agents. Lab required. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

CSFA  2473  Surgical Assisting Clinical I

Surgical Assisting Clinical I is intended to provide training and clinical practice in basic surgical skills applicable to the surgical assisting student. A student enrolled in the course is assigned to qualified preceptors - surgeons who provide direct supervision and guidance during the clinical rotation. Each student in the course is required to complete 140 cases with 100 percent skill competency. To fulfill the role of the surgical assistant, the student must perform with proficiency in a minimum of 20 General Surgery cases with the remaining cases divided between two or more specialty areas, also with a minimum of 20 cases in each. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

CSFA  2474  Surgical Assisting Clinical II

Surgical Assisting Clinical II is intended to provide training and clinical practice in basic surgical skills applicable to the surgical assisting student. A student enrolled in the course is assigned to qualified preceptors - surgeons who provide direct supervision and guidance during the clinical rotation. Each student in the course is required to complete 140 cases with 100 percent skill competency. To fulfill the role of the surgical assistant, the student must perform with proficiency in a minimum of 20 General Surgery cases with the remaining cases divided between two or more specialty areas, also with a minimum of 20 cases in each. 4 credit hours. (W)

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