Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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SRGT 114 - SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY II SURGICAL PROCEDURES 8(20)
This course provides lecture and clinical practice in the following surgical specialties: general, gynecology, urology, oral, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology and head and neck. Emphasis is on the surgical technologist's role during common surgical procedures in each specialty. Clinical practice is required.

Prerequisite: SRGT 123 Concurrent: BIOG 122

SRGT 123 - INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY I 9(18)
This course is an introduction to the surgical technology field and the operating room environment. Fundamentals of surgical technology are included: aseptic and sterile technique, surgical conscience, basic operating room equipment, surgical instrumentation, suture and other basic supplies used in the operating room. Basic surgical procedures will be introduced. Emphasis is on patient, staff and student safety and infection control practices. Clinical and college laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed). Prerequisite: High school graduate or equivalent, American Heart Association Health Care Provider, successful correction of all deficiencies shown during the placement assessment process with a C" or better.

Prerequisite: High school graduate or equivalent, American Heart Association health care provider, successful correction of all deficiencies shown during the placement assessment process with a "C" or better. Concurrent: BIOG 121, ALHN 112 and ALNH 113.

SRGT 136 - ANESTHESIA AND ANESTHETICS 2(2)
To provide safe surgical care, all members of the operating room team must have an understanding of the anesthesia experience. This course provides a basic introduction to anesthesia types and agents and the associated responsibilities of all team members during induction, maintenance and emergence. Patient safety will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: SRGT 123 Concurrent: SRGT 226

SRGT 138 - SURGICAL PHARMACOLOGY 2(2)
The course will provide the student with basic information regarding the use, dosages, routes, actions, adverse reactions and considerations in medications commonly administered in the operating room. Calculation of dosages and patient safety will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: SRGT 123

SRGT 215 - SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY III SURGICAL PROCEDURES 8(20)
This course provides lecture and clinical practice in the following surgical specialties: orthopedics, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive, vascular, thoracic and cardiac. Emphasis is on the surgical technologist's role during common surgical procedures in each specialty. Clinical practice is required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: SRGT 114 Concurrent: BIOG 251

SRGT 221G - HEALTH CARE IN DEVELOPING NATIONS 4(10)
This elective allied health and nursing and surgical technology course is designed for any student interested in the culture and health care of citizens of rural developing nations. The course focuses on cultural aspects of surgical and medical care, comparing health care in the United States with care of the poor of developing countries who have little or no medical access. Students enrolled in Division of Allied Health and Nursing program are invited to participate and will engage in active research in a topic of their choice. This class includes a college classroom portion and a two-week clinical experience in a developing country (i.e. Dominican Republic) with a Medical and Surgical Missionary Team. This class is co-listed with ALHN 221. (A special fee will be assessed).

Prerequisite: Divisional approval.

SRGT 226 - SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY IV 11(23.5)
This course will provide content, laboratory and clinical practice in ancillary and advanced surgical technologist roles: circulating, second assisting, preoperative areas, post anesthesia care unit and postoperative care of patients. Surgical risks and surgical emergencies are presented. Care of the high risk, age extreme and culturally diverse patient is included. Preparation of the graduating surgical technologist for employment is emphasized including developing professional skills, resumes, interviewing, exploring employment opportunities and adjusting to the realities of clinical practice and the world of work. Preparation for Disaster and care of traumatically injured patients is included. Students will present Program Portfolios. Professional credentialing professional organizations and history of the profession are included. Students will take the National Certification Examination just prior to graduation. Clinical and college laboratory are required. (A special fee will be assessed).

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: SRGT 215 Concurrent: SRGT 136; SRGT 138

SRGT 287 - WORKED-BASED LEARNING I - SRGT 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis. Prerequisites: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of 6 semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; and have divisional approval.

Prerequisite: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of 6 semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and 2.0 overall GPA; and have divisional approval.