Jun 23, 2024  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2021-2022 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHST 104: Surgical Equipment & Biomedical Safety Lecture

2 Cr
Quarters: F
This course explores the surgical technologist’s role with regard to equipment and supplies utilized within the operating room. Topics covered include electrical, fire, biological, and chemical hazards in the operative area; properties of physics; surgical department designs; and physical components of the surgical suite. Students will identify common equipment by type, name, and function. Students will examine support services and regulatory agencies with regard to their role in patient safety.
Prerequisite: Current enrollment within the Surgical Technology program.