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Yakima Valley College Catalog 2020-2021 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHST 155: Surgical Pharmacology Lecture

4 Cr
Quarters: F
This course explores the surgical technologist’s role in pharmacology and anesthesia. Topics include terminology, action, use and modes of administration of drugs and anesthetic agents, side effects and contraindications, factors that influence anesthesia selection, identification of monitoring devices, complications related to anesthesia and possible interventions, transfer of drugs from non-sterile to sterile areas, and care and precautions in identifying drugs and solutions in the operating room. Theories and principles related to monitoring and medication management for the operative patient in the scrub and circulating roles will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: Current enrollment within the Surgical Technology program.