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TitlePrinciples of Surgical Assisting
Course NumberSTS 2330C
DepartmentHealth Sciences - Surgical Technology
Text/MaterialsPlease refer to the GCSC Bookstore website http://doresstore.gulfcoast.edu/ for the most recent textbook information.

Description$308.00 lab fee. Prerequisite: STS2323 or nationally accredited certification as a surgical technologist (CST). Course provides an in-depth study of the SFA role including history, professional, legal, moral, and ethical responsibilities. Review of healthcare facility information, documentation, and risk management. Topics include: instrument usage, trocar/incisions, tissue handling, dissection, exposure, hemostasis, retraction, suturing, wound healing, tissue replacement materials, irrigation, specimen care, catheter/drain placement, surgical hazard management, IV fluid/auto-transfusion techniques, medication administration, and wound management. Patient care skills include: interview/history techniques, physical assessment, diagnostic exams, planning, patient education, patient monitoring, and perioperative patient care skills. Application of principles includes: the technological sciences, infection control, sterile technique, disinfection and sterilization and problem solving regarding the prevention and treatment of potential complications or emergencies. Includes on-site lab simulation.
InstructorAycock, Hali
Instructor Emailhburns@gulfcoast.edu or contact instructor through Canvas
Instructor Phone850-769-1551 x 3827 (Dept. Phone)
On-Campus and Testing RequirementsOnline classes may require proctored exams which can be taken for free at any GCSC campus or with the use of testing software for online exams. Please CLICK HERE to make your test appointment.

Additional class meetings are February 9-10, 2021 (Tuesday & Wednesday) at 7:30am-5:30pm in the Health Sciences Bldg, Room 316 (HS 316). February 11, 2021 (Thursday) at 7:30am-5:30pm in the Health Sciences Bldg, Room 316 (HS 316). February 12, 2021 (Friday) at 7:30am-5:30pm (HS 316)
Note: CCAF designation identifies courses approved for military GEM program
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