Summer Sessions 2022 Course Syllabus
Course: SRGT-2130- Section: 1
Professional Readiness
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Instructor Information
Instructor Frank Hare
Phone(409) 984-6372
Location:Allied Health - Room: 107 I
Hours:By Appointment Only
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 Transition into the professional role of the surgical technologist. Includes professional readiness for employment, attaining certification and maintaining certification status. A capstone experience may be included.
Prerequisites SRGT 1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology
SRGT 1409 Fund. of Perioperative Concepts/Techniques
SRGT 1360 Clinical-Surgical Technology
SRGT 1541 Surgical Procedures I
SRGT 1461 Clinical-Surgical Technology
Learning Outcomes In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, SRGT 2130 Professional Readiness 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
Core Objectives
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.
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.

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.
4.Taber et. al. (2012) Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
21st ed. Philadelphia : F.A. David Company
Lecture Topics
I. Employment in Healthcare setting
a. Opportunities in surgery
b. Types of Facilities
c. Transition from Student to Employee
II. Employer Expectation
a. Personnel Attributes
b. Personnel skills & Competencies
III. Networking
a. In-person
b. On-line
c. Storming, Norming, Performing
IV. Employment Correspondence
a. Resume
b. Cover Letter
c. Application
d. Thank You Letter
e. Letter of Acceptance
f. Letter of Refusal
g. Letter of Resignation
V. Employment Interview
a. Personal appearance & Dress
b. Before the interview
c. During the Interview
d. After the interview
VI. CST Prep
a. Test Taking Skills
b. Test scoring system
c. Content Outline of CST Exam
d. Study skills
Major Assignments

Week 1 (6-8-22) Introduction
Week 2 (6-15-22) Resume
Week 3 (6-22-22) Cover Letter
Week 4 (6-29-22) Thank You Letter
Week 5 (7-06-22) Letter of Acceptance
Week 6 (7-13-22) Letter of Refusal
Week 7 (7-20-22) Letter of Resignation
Week 8 (7-27-22) Employment Interview
Week 9 CST Review
Week 10 CST Review
Week 11 CST Review

Final Exam Date July 27, 2022 - 8:00 AM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 75 - 79 = C Below 74.5 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Resume Grade
Cover Letter Grade
Thank You Letter Grade
Letter of Acceptance Grade
Letter of Refusal Grade
Letter of Resignation Grade
Employment Interview Grade
Written assignments are 80% and Final Interview is 20%

Examinations are based on course objectives.

Course content from the biological and behavioral sciences as well as previous medical knowledge is included on exams as appropriate.

Students are strongly encouraged to take exams as scheduled. If a student must miss an exam, the student must contact the instructor prior to the exam or within twenty-four (24) hours of the exam. No make-up unit exams are given. The numerical grade attained on the Comprehensive Final exam is substituted for one missed unit exam. Any other exams missed will receive a zero.

A specified amount of time will be set for testing. No questions may be asked during the exams. No hats/caps/hoodies/smart watches/personal possessions other than keys, earbuds, and a pencil may be brought into the exam. Students who arrive after the exam starts, but before it ends, may take the exam without penalty. No additional time is provided for late arrivals and student should come in quietly taking the first available seat. Once the exam period ends from the scheduled start time the student who arrived late must exit the exam. Questions unanswered will be counted wrong.

Test times for exams will be set up for between 70-80 seconds per question, depending upon the complexity of the exam question.
After each exam, the faculty uses psychometric principles to evaluate the examination. Items missed by 50% or more of the class are reviewed. If an item is found to be flawed, the faculty may give credit for more than one answer or nullify the item. When an item is nullified, the key is changed so that all answers are credited as correct. That is, if a student answered the item as originally keyed, the student will retain the credit for the item. If a student?s answer differs from the one originally keyed, the student is credited for the nullified item. In other words, everyone gets credit for the item and no one loses credit.
If a student scores less than 75% on a unit examination, the student MUST make an appointment within one week with one of the course faculty. During the conference the student and instructor will review the examination and, with the assistance of the instructor, identify factors that may have contributed to the student's poor performance and identify strategies to improve performance on future examinations.

Any challenge to exam questions must be presented on provided form prior to exiting the testing room and supporting evidence from approved resources of requested alternate answer must be emailed to course instructor within 24 hours of taking the exam. Disputed exam items must be submitted by the student along with proposed answer supported by documentation from the current textbook, handouts, and/or lecture reference material. During the exam review there should be no discussions with faculty or other students.

The numerical grade attained on the Comprehensive Final exam is substituted for one missed unit exam. Any other exams missed will receive a zero.
Daily Work Grades will include: Workbook assignments, Group Presentations, Assignments, Quizzes, Specialty Exams, etc.

Daily Activity Grade will not be included in grade calculation until 75% weighted exam average is achieved. No grades will be rounded until the Final Course average; this includes the Weighted Exam Average.

Course assignment submissions must be submitted correctly within Blackboard. A student will be allowed one submission per semester to be cleared by course instructor. Any further incorrect submissions will result in a zero for the assignment submission. Final exams are not available for review by the student and Final exam grades are not posted. A final course grade of 75% and successful completion of ALL assignments is necessary for a student to pass this course.

Required assignments and specific dates for work to be turned in must be met by the student. Unless turned in by the deadline there will be a drop in grade for lateness. Previous arrangements between the student and instructor for late work may allow for a reduced late point penalty. Grammar and sentence structure, spelling, legibility, neatness and following directions as to organization are related to acceptable quality in both written and oral assignments.

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

No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, smart watches 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.

Students should turn their phones to vibrate before they enter the classroom.

No cell phones should be visible during class without faculty permission.

Use of tobacco products is prohibited on all LSCPA properties at any time.

Additional classroom policies include:
Students and faculty of the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Surgical Technology Program are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning. To assure that faculty have the opportunity to teach and students have the opportunity to benefit from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are prohibited from engaging in distracting classroom behavior.

The following behaviors may result in the student being asked to cease the action, lose five (5) points on the next exam, and/or leave the classroom or labs:
Inappropriate and/or disruptive use of cell phones or other electronics
Talking or sleeping while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions/presentations;
Displaying a rude or negative attitude/behavior to the instructor or other students; disruptive behaviors in the classroom, skills/simulation lab, computer lab, testing environment, or clinical setting;

Counseling for repetitive tardiness.

The following expectations apply to all courses:
Promptness is expected. Students should be on time for all classes on campus or virtually and return from breaks promptly.

Students attending classroom, lab, or clinical sessions virtually should exhibit appropriate netiquette to include at a minimum:
Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life;
Respect faculty and peers time by being on time to scheduled exams, sessions and activities; and
Present yourself in a professional manner.

Students are expected to come to didactic, lab, and clinical experiences prepared and present as sincere, adult learners. Pre-course assignments may be required for admission into class.

Students are expected to attend all online course sessions that occur during scheduled course times. These sessions will be scheduled in advance and may have activities during the live session that result in a grade.

On-campus computers should only be used for classroom work.
All information shared by other students and instructors will remain confidential and should not be shared with others outside of the classroom or lab environment.
Students should not engage in side-bar discussions during classroom, exam reviews, clinical, and lab.
Comments should be directed to the faculty in charge of the classroom, clinical, or lab time.
All students are expected to actively participate in all discussions, activities, and exercises.
Students are expected to be open to new ideas and experiences and to step outside of their comfort zone.
A positive attitude is expected and comments should give supportive feedback.

The classroom, clinical, and lab environment is a judgment-free zone.

Students are responsible for their actions and are responsible for learning as much as possible from the experiences provided.

Students are encouraged to seek assistance from peers and faculty when needed to be successful.

Student support of each other in the learning environment is encouraged and expected. Supportive relationships with each other will allow a more positive learning environment to enable all to work together as a team and develop professionally.

Homework assignments completed during classroom sessions will result in a grade of zero.

Students are also expected to follow the guidelines and policies in the LSCPA Surgical Technology Student Handbook.

If a student is unable to maintain these expectations or stated program requirements, dismissal from the program may occur.
Attendance Policy 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 & a plan of corrective action determined.
5. It is the student is 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.
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
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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other Drop date without an academic Penalty is July 13, 2022
Drop date with and Academic penalty is August 8, 2022
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

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.