Summer Sessions 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: SRGT-1462 (Section: 11, CRN: 60726)
Clinical Surgical Technology
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Instructor Information
Instructor Donnis Hunter
Phone (409) 984-6372
Office Allied Health - Room: 107-1
Office Hours By Appointment Only thru Connex ED
Additional Contact Information
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.
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.

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. (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.
Additional Materials/Resources None
  • SRGT-1360 Clinical Surgical Tech
  • SRGT-1360 Clinical Surgical Technology
  • SRGT-1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • SRGT-1409 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques
  • SRGT-1461 Clinical-Surgical Tech
  • SRGT-1461 Clinical-Surgical Technology
  • SRGT-1541 Surgical Procedures I
Learning Outcomes In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, SRGT 1462 Clinical 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
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.
Lecture Topics Outline This is a clinical course with no Lectures, Clinical Operating Room Experience only.
Major Assignments Schedule Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 6:30am - 2:30pm. The students must spend a maximum amount of time in the first scrub role to meet the clinical requirements as set forth in the 6th Core Curriculum. Start Date June 8, 2023 through August 1, 2023. A maximum effort to increase clinical case count will be maintained at all times. When ALL students have reached their minimum case count of 120 cases as stated in the 6th Core Curriculum then All students will prep for National Boards. Final day to drop without an Academic Penalty is July12, 2023 Final day to drop with an Academic Penalty is August 7, 2023.
Final Exam Date August 3, 2023 - 8:00 AM
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 & 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 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 is 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
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.
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 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.
Additional Information Final date to drop without an academic penalty is July 12, 2023
Final date to drop with an academic penalty is August 7, 2023
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
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.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
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.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
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Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

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