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ST:105Fundamentals of Surgical Technology4

This course provides the student with skills necessary to function as a surgical technologist. Laboratory experience is focused so the student will achieve a satisfactory level of performance in gowning and gloving, surgical scrub, establishing and maintaining asepsis, draping, instrumentation, and proper care of the surgical patient. Students learn to work with and care for surgical equipment and supplies in both scrub and circulating roles. Students spend five hours per week at clinical site. Course will correlate with ST 101 so student may apply principles of theory and practicum. Prerequisites: ST 108 to be taken concurrently with ST 105. Must be enrolled in the Surgical Technology program and Reading Proficiency. 155 lab/clinical hours. 64 open lab hours.