Oct 02, 2023  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2020-2021 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHST 135: Surgical Competencies II Lecture

3 Cr
Quarters: W
The second of two surgical competency courses, this course explores the role of the surgical technologist in caring for the surgical patient in the intra-operative and post-operative settings. Theories and principles related to surgical case management topics such as monitoring the patient during surgery, methods of hemostasis and blood replacement, emergency situations, specimen collection and care, tissue approximation, wound management, post-anesthesia recovery, surgical documentation, decontamination and disinfection, reprocessing of instruments, sterile storage and distribution, instrument wrapping and labeling, issues related to death and dying, patient discharge planning, and health and wellness will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: Current enrollment within the Surgical Technology program, completion of AHST 125  with a grade of C or better, and concurrent enrollment in AHST 136 .