Janet Milligan / 8/21/2017 - 12/14/2017
This course is an independent study of: the profession and history of the surgical technologist. The surgical patient is discussed as well as specific patient safety areas. Legal and ethical issues are discussed in this course. Environmental hazards and infection control are explored as well as the physical facilities of the operating room and associated areas. The hospital administration system and chain of command are discussed. The course includes pre-operative patient preparation, patient monitoring devices and post operative patient complications and discharge discussions.