Surgical Technology

 PURPOSE

Surgical Technology is an Allied Health profession whose primary concern is the care of surgical patients in the operating room. The Surgical Technologist helps prepare the operating room with necessary instruments and supplies while testing equipment. The primary role is to maintain the sterile field and aid the surgeon by passing sterile supplies or directly assisting with the surgery.
 
The Surgical Technologist is a direct patient care provider and is therefore in contact with and works in conjunction with the patient, his/her relatives, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.
 
The purpose of the Lincoln University Surgical Technology Program is to prepare students who have demonstrated the necessary desire, aptitude, strength of character and maturity to pass the National Certification Exam for Surgical Technology and to be selected for and to hold a Surgical Technologist position. The purpose however does not end there. The student will be taught the Surgical Technology Code of Ethics, the Patient Bill of Rights, the principles of quality assurance and the elements of safety and infection control associated with all skills presented.

 

PROGRAM GOALS

To produce Surgical Technologists who

1.       Demonstrate cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains as an entry level surgical technologist.(c,p,a)

2.       Can function as a surgical technologist who provides and participates in the coordination of patient care as a member of the surgical team. (c,p,a)

3.       Demonstrates effective written, verbal and nonverbal communication with patients/clients and peers.(a)

4.       Will have a broad knowledge base and the intellectual skills enabling them to embrace lifelong learning.(c,a)

5.       Demonstrate the ability to use problem-solving skills to provide safe and effective surgical outcomes. (c,p)

6.       Demonstrates professional attributes by showing accountability for his/her actions and practicing within the ethical, legal and regulatory framework. (a)

7.       Pass the National Certification Exam for Surgical Technologists as administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).(c)

 

Surgical Technology Academic Map

Associate of Applied Science (AAS in Surgical Technology)

The following courses must be taken prior to application to the program:  GE 101, ENG 101, BIO 103 and 104L, SGT 101 and SGT 102

Fall Semester  (Pre-Surgical Technology)

Hrs.

Spring Semester (Surgical Technology)

Hrs.

GE 101 - University Seminar

1

BIO 208 – Anatomy and Physiology -  Lec

3 +

BIO 103 - Principles of Biology -  Lec

3

BIO209L – Anatomy and Physiology - Lab

2 +

BIO 104L -  Principles of Biology - Lab

1

SGT 103 - Fundamentals of Surgical Technology – Lec

4

ENG 101 – Composition and Rhetoric I

3

SGT 103L - Fundamentals of Surgical Technology – Lab

2

SGT 101 -  Introduction to Surgical Technology

3

SGT 104 -  Pharmacology 

2

SGT 102 – Medical Terminology

3

PSY 101 – General Psychology

3 +

Total Hours

14

Total Hours

16

Summer Session (Surgical Technology)

Hrs.

 

 

SGT 202L -  Surg Tech Clinical 1 (1st 8 weeks)

1#

 

 

SGT 201 -  Pathophysiology (1st  8 weeks)

2

 

 

BIO 301 – Microbiology with Lab

4 +

 

 

Total Hours

7

 

 

Fall Semester (Surgical Technology)

Hrs.

Spring Semester (Surgical Technology)

Hrs.

SGT 204L – Surg Tech Clinical II

9#

SGT 205 - Trends and Issues in Surgical Technology

2

SGT 203 -  Surgical Procedures I

4

SGT 206 - Surgical Procedures II

4

HIS 205, HIS 206, PSC 203 or PSC 204

3 +

SGT 207L – Surg Tech Clinical III

9#

Total Hours

16

Total Hours

15