SUR 145 Fundamentals of Surgical Care

Introduces principles of aseptic technique, sterilization, disinfection and antisepsis including environmental safety and control, CDC and OSHA requirements. Presents packaging, storing, and dispensing surgical supplies, principles of wound healing including types, stages, and complications; types, preparation and care of surgical supplies, packing, dressings, catheters, drains, tubes, supplies, and equipment; classifications of instruments, sutures and needles. Describes responsibilities related to the scrub and circulating roles. Provides students practical experience in the operating room. Prerequisite: NUR 140. Co-requisite: BIO 141. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week. Generally offered fall.