Carrie Nutsch / 1/22/2013 - 5/16/2013
This is an individualized course of study and is designed to provide the student with understanding of diagnostic testing including lab tests, and safe patient monitoring. Discussed is the use of specialized surgical equipment such as the microscope, orthopedic power equipment, and the proper care and preparation of surgical specimens. Inter-operative skills are learned, such as: proper use of electrocautery including bipolar and monopolar and wolf bovie and the use of lasers and laser safety in the operating room. This course also reviews intra-operative patient care and safety, bladder cauterization, patient skin assessment, tourniquet placement, positioning, prepping and draping. The course includes information on disorders in tissue growth (cancer) and the methods for treating such as: surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Prerequisites: Application and admission into the program.