Lamar State College - Port Arthur

House Bill 2504

Summer I 2015 Course Syllabus

SRGT-1462-01 - Clinical Surgical Tech

Faculty Information
SemesterSummer I 2015
InstructorBuckner, Brandon Ray
Phone(409) 984-6367
Allied Health
Chair:Ben Stafford
Phone:(409) 984-6354
Hours:M, T, R, F 3:20 pm-5:00pm By Appointment
Building:Allied Health (AH)
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Course Information
Course Number60394
Course 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.
Course Prerequisites HITT 1305 Medical Terminology

SRGT 1505 Introduction to Surgical Technology

SRGT 1509 Fund. of Perioperative Concepts/Techniques

SRGT 1360 Clinical-Surgical Technology

SRGT 1541 Surgical Procedures I

SRGT 1461 Clinical-Surgical Technology

Required Textbooks 1. Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist Caruthers et. al. (2014) 4th Ed. NewYork:Delmar

2. Study Guide/ Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist Caruthers et. al. (2014) 4th Ed. New York : Delmar

3. Association of Surgical Technologists, Inc. (A.S.T.) (1996) Surgical Technologist Certifying Exam Study Guide. Englewood: A.S.T.

4.Taber et. al. (2001) Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

19th ed. Philadelphia : F.A. David Company

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.

1. Attendance at all scheduled classes is expected.

2. A student who is absent from class for 3 days, without notification to faculty, may be withdrawn from the program by the program director.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. Arriving seven minutes after the scheduled start of class constitutes a tardy. Leaving early is the same as a tardy. Three tardies for class will equate to one day absent. Students who consistently arrive late (2 or more consecutive times) will be counseled and a plan of corrective action determined.

5. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence.

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

Course Grading Scale S = Satifactory or U = Unsatisfactory

Determination of Final Grade (S) Satisfactory or (U) Unsatisfactory

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)

•        Sponging

•        Suctioning

•        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 five surgical specialties. However 15 is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty.

•        The Surgical Technology Program is required to verify through the surgical rotation documentation the student’s 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.

Final Exam Date August 10, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Major Assignments The students must spend a maximim amount of time in the first scrub role to meet the clinical requirements as set forth in the 6th Core Curriculum.
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates The students must spend a maximim amount of time in the first scrub role to meet the clinical requirements as set forth in the 6th Core Curriculum.
General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

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

1.Use appropriate terminology related to anatomy and physiology, 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.Demonstrate a surgical consciousness that promotes maintenance of a sterile field.

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

Course Student Learning Outcomes In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, SRGT 1542 Surgical Procedures II 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. Apply relevant anatomy and pathology

2. Demonstrate patient preparation

3. Utilize instruments, equipment, and supplies

4. Demonstrate case management skills sequentially

5. Identify expected outcomes and possible complications, for selected procedures

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
  • 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.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.
Additional Information
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur


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