Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: SRGT-1405 (Section: 1, CRN: 91310)
Introduction to Surgical Technology
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Instructor Information
Instructor Brandon Buckner
Email bucknebr@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6367
Office Allied Health - Room: 125
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Course Information
Description Orientation to surgical technology theory, surgical pharmacology and anesthesia, technological sciences, and patient care concepts.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist AST 2018 5E

Study Guide/Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist AST 2018 5E

Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology

BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology

BIOL 2420 Introduction to Microbiology

NURA 1301 Nurse Aide for Health Care Organizations I

NURA 1160 Clinical Nursing Assistant/Aide 1

HITT 1305 Medical Terminology

Learning Outcomes

In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, SRGT 1405 Intro to Surgical Technology assists the student to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success as a surgical technologist. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

1. Explain the physical, interpersonal, and ethical aspects of operating room environment.

2. Relate basic concepts of surgical pharmacology and anesthesia

3. Identify basic concepts of technological sciences

4. Identify and demonstrate patient care concepts.

5. Exhibits comprehension of content-area reading material.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Surgical Technology Program graduates will be able to:

1. Uses appropriate terminology related to anatomy and physiology, instruments, suturing, accessory equipment, and specialized        equipment associated with surgical procedures.

2. Operates as a surgical technologist in the scrub role during all basic surgical procedures.

3. Demonstrates a surgical consciousness that promotes maintenance of a sterile field.

4. Practices within the legal and ethical framework of the surgical technologist.

Lecture Topics Outline

Orientation to Surgical Technology

Moral, Legal, & Ethical

The Surgical Patient

Special Populations

Physical Environment of the Operating Room

Biomedical Science

Surgical Pharmacology & Anesthesia

Major Assignments Schedule

Week 1: 8-30-23 Ch. 1 Orient.to Surgical Technology AST 5E.p.2-23

Week 2: 9-6-23 (EXAM 1) CH. 1 Workbook Due Ch 2. Legal Concepts & Risk...AST 5E. p. 24-40

Week 3: 9-13-23 Ch 3. The Surgical Patient AST 5E. p. 41-49

Week 4: 9-20-23 (Exam II) CH.2 & 3 Workbook Due Ch.4 Special Populations AST 5E. p. 50-71

Week 5: 9-27-23 Ch.4 Special Populations AST 5E. p. 50-71

Week 6: 10-4-23 (Exam III) CH.4 Workbook Due Ch.5 Physical Environment AST 5E. p.72-94

Week 7: 10-11-23 Ch.5 Physical Environment AST 5E. p.72-94

Week 8: 10-18-23 Ch.5 Physical Environment AST 5E. p.72-94

Week 9: 10-25-23 (Exam IV) CH. 5 Workbook Due Ch 6 Biomedical Science AST 5E. p. 94-122

Week 10: 11-1-23 Ch 6 Biomedical Science AST 5E. p. 94-122

Week 11: 11-8-23 Ch 6 Biomedical Science AST 5E. p. 94-122

Week 12: 11-15-23 (Exam V) CH. 6 Workbook DueCh.9 Surgical Pharm AST 5E. p. 189-244

Week 13: 11-22-23 Thanksgiving Holiday (Energy Conservation Day)

Week 14: 11-29-23 Ch. 9 Surgical Pharm AST 5E. p. 189-244

Week 15: 12-6-23 (Exam VI) CH.9 Workbook Due Review for finals

Week 16: 12-13-23 FINAL EXAM

Final Exam Date December 13, 2023 - 8:00 AM
Grading Scale

90-100 = A

80-89 = B

75-79 = C

60-74 = D

Below 59 = F

Determination of
Final Grade

The following method will be used to determine each students grade in the course:

Exam I- Chapter 1 Grade

Exam II- Chapter 2 & 3 Grade

Exam III- Chapter 4 Grade

Exam IV-Chapter 5  Grade

Exam V- Chapter 6 Grade

Exam VI - Chapter 9 Grade

All unit exams average...............65%

Daily Work Grade.......................15%

Final Grade.................................20%

Total Grade................................100%

Course Policies
Instructor Policies

Final day to drop a course or withdraw without academic penalty is October 2, 2023 Final day to drop a course or withdraw with penalty is November 27, 2023. Donnis Hunter CST, LVN will be our Clinical Coordinator. During the first semester of the Surgical Technology Program a "75 EXAM AVERAGE" must be achieved before going to the first clinical location. If a student is not passing the courses of SRGT 1405 and SRGT 1409 with a "75 EXAM AVERAGE" then that student will not be allowed to go to clinical and will be dropped from the program.

Attendance Policy

1. Because poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment, attendance at all                        scheduled classes is expected.

2. A student who is absent from course activities for more than three (3 ) days may be dropped from the program by the                        Program Director. 

3. Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.

4. Late arrival to class is disruptive. Students who consistently arrive after the beginning of the class (2 or more times) will be                counseled and a plan of corrective action determined. Class will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Students who arrive              fifteen (15) minutes after the beginning of class should not enter the classroom and should wait until break to enter.

5. It is the students responsibility to notify the instructor of any absence. If the student is unable to contact the instructor(s), the            student should call 409-984-6356 or 1-800-477-5872 ext. 6356. The student should also email the faculty or call the faculty              office and leave a voicemail.

6. Students who arrive after an exam starts, but before it ends, may take the exam without penalty. They are given no additional          time.

Additional Information


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Institutional Policies
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Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
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Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365