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.
To produce surgical technologist who:
· Can function as a surgical technologist who provides and participates in the coordination of patient care as a member of the surgical team by demonstrating knowledge of aseptic
technique, surgical procedures and instruments.
· Will enter at entry level in cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
· Will have a sufficient background to assimilate the policies and procedures of any health care institution consistent with their scope of practice.
· Have a broad knowledge base and the intellectual skills enabling the surgical technologist to embrace lifelong learning.
· Complete the program objectives and surgical technology competencies.
· Protect themselves, co-workers, and patients from communicable disease and are concerned with patient safety.
· Are competent to pass the National Certification Exam for the Surgical Technologists within one year after completing the program
Sample Program of Study
Leading to the Associate of Applied Science Degree
With a major in Surgical Technology
1st Semester Fall
SGT 101 Introduction to Surgical Technology* 3 cr. hr.
SGT 102 Medical Terminology* 3 cr. hr.
GE 101 University Seminar 1 cr. hr.
BIO 103 Introduction to Biology-Lec 3 cr. hr.
BIO 104L Introduction to Biology-Lab 1 cr. hr.
ENG 101 English Comp. 1 3 cr. hr.
14 cr. hr.
2nd Semester Spring
SGT 103 Fundamentals of Surg Tech-Lec 4 cr. hr.
SGT 103L Fundamentals of Surg Tech-Lab 2 cr. hr.
BIO 208 Anatomy & Physiology-Lec 3 cr. hr.
BIO 209L Anatomy & Physiology-Lab 2 cr. hr
PSY 101 General Psychology 3 cr. hr.
SGT104 Pharmacology 2 cr. hr.
16 cr. hr.
3rd Semester Summer
BIO 301 Microbiology with Lab 4 cr. hr.
SGT201 Pathophysiology 2 cr. hr.
SGT202L Surgical Technology Clinical 1 cr. hr.
7 cr. hr.
4th Semester Fall
HIS 205 American History/ or equiv 3 cr. hr.
SGT203 Surgical Procedures I 4 cr. hr.
SGT204L Surgical Technology Clinical II 9 cr hr
16 cr hr.
5th Semester Spring
SGT205 Surgical Technology Trends & Issues 2 cr. hr.
SGT206 Surgical Procedures II 4 cr. hr.
SGT207L Surgical Technology-Clinical III 9 cr. hr
15 cr. hr.
Total credits 68