Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: SRGT-1461- Section: 12
Clinical-Surgical Technology
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Instructor Information
Instructor Frank Hare
Phone(409) 984-6372
Location:Allied Health - Room: 107-1
Hours:T-R 3-4pm, F 8-3:30
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description A health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.
Prerequisites SRGT 1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology
SRGT 1409 Fund. of Perioperative Concepts/Techniques
SRGT 1360 Clinical-Surgical Technology
Learning Outcomes As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry; and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO 1. Uses appropriate terminology related to anatomy and physiology, instruments, suturing, accessory equipment, and specialized equipment associated with surgical procedures.
PSLO 2. Operates as a surgical technologist in the scrub role during all basic surgical procedures.
PSLO 3. Demonstrates a surgical consciousness that promotes maintenance of a sterile field.
PSLO 4. Practices within the legal and ethical framework of the surgical technologist.
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.

1.Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist Caruthers et. al. (2018) 5th Ed. NewYork:Delmar
2.Study Guide/ Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist Caruthers et. al. (2018) 5th Ed. New York : Delmar
3.Association of Surgical Technologists, Inc. (A.S.T.) (2013) Surgical Technologist Certifying Exam Study Guide. Englewood: A.S.T.
Lecture Topics
This is a clinical course without Lecture hours.

All procedures sheets are due by the following class day (Thursday). You must have 120 cases SCRUBBED by the end of clinical (August 2020)

120 cases = 30 cases General Surgery + 90 cases in 4 other specialties
...................... 20 First Scrubs + 60 First Scrubs
......................10 First/Second Scrubs + 30 First/Second Scrubs
Major Assignments

Week 1: 1/19-20/2021 review of surgical skills CLINICAL
Week 2: 1/25-27/2021 CLINICAL
Week 3: 2/01-03/2021 CLINICAL
Week 4: 2/8-10/2021 CLINICAL
Week 5: 2/15-17/2021 CLINICAL
Week 6: 2/22-24/2021 CLINICAL
Week 7: 3/08-10/2021 CLINICAL
Week 8: 3/15-17/2021 SPRING BREAK
Week 9: 3/16-18/2021 CLINICAL
Week 10: 3/22-24/2021 CLINICAL
Week 11: 3/29-31/2021 CLINICAL
Week 12: 4/05-7/2021 CLINICAL
Week 13: 4/12-14/2021 CLINICAL
Week 14: 4/19-21/2021 CLINICAL
Week 15: 4/26-28/2021 CLINICAL
Week 16: 5/03-05/2021 CLINICAL
Final Exam Date May 5, 2021 - 11:00 AM
Grading Scale Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory
Determination of
Final Grade
Grade will be given as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory by compliance with course objective and clinical evaluations.

1. The Final Grade will be posted through the school computer system.
2. Evaluations are based on course objectives.
3. Clinical Skills check-offs be performed on campus and at clinical locations.
4. Students will be graded on clinical performance, and procedure sheet. Students performance will be evaluated by both preceptors and clinical instructor. Students are expected to perform the following surgical skills correctly:
FIRST SCRUB: ( All Five Criteria)
Verify supplies and equipment needed for the surgical procedure.
Set up the sterile field with instruments, supplies, equipment, medication(s) and solutions needed for the procedure.
Perform counts with circulator prior to the procedure and before the incision is closed.
Pass instruments and supplies to the sterile surgical team members during the procedure.
Maintain sterile technique as measured by recognized breaks in technique and demonstrate knowledge of how to correct with appropriate technique.
SECOND SCRUB: ( active participant in entire case- not met all criteria for first scrub but has completed any of the following)
Cutting Suture
Holding Retractors
Manipulating Endoscopic Camera
OBSERVATION: (Student did not met criteria for first or second scrub)
Student observed case in the OR not counted as toward required case count but documented by program.
5. Clinical procedure sheets are to be completed and signed each day before leaving the hospital.
6. Students are expected to complete a total of 120 scrubbed procedures during the combined semesters of SRGT 1461 Clinical Practice I and SRGT 1462 Clinical Practice II.
The total number of cases the student must complete is 120
Students are required to complete 30 cases in General Surgery. Twenty of the cases must be First Scrub Role.
Students are required to complete 90 cases in various surgical specialties. Sixty of the cases must be First Scrub Role and evenly distributed between a minimum of four surgical specialties.
The Surgical Technology Program is required to verify through the surgical rotation documentation the students progression in First and Second Scrubbing surgical procedures of increased complexity as he/she moves toward entry level graduate abilities.
Diagnostic endoscopy cases and vaginal delivery cases are not mandatory, but up to 10 diagnostic endoscopy cases and 5 vaginal delivery cases can be counted toward the maximum number of second scrub role cases.
Observation cases must be documented, but do not count toward the 120 required cases.
7. COUNTING CASES- Cases will be counted according to surgical specialty. Examples:
Trauma patients that require a splenectomy and a repair of a Lefort 1 fracture. Two cases can be counted and documented since the splenectomy is in the general surgery specialty and the repair of the Lefort I fracture is Oral-maxillofacial specialty.
Patients require a breast biopsy followed by mastectomy. It is one pathology, breast cancer, and the specialty is general surgery; therefore it is counted and documented as one procedure-one case.
8. Students not completing a minimum of 120 cases scrubbed in General, Genitourinary, Gynecology, Orthopedic, and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeries will be reviewed by the (NBSTSA) National Board of Surgical Technology And Surgical Assisting to determine eligibility to test for certification.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from class.

March 1, 2021 . Last day to drop a course or withdraw without academic penalty
April 16, 2021 Final day to drop a course or withdraw with academic penalty
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365

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