Surgical Procedures II Syllabus for 2021-2022
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SRGT-1442-001 Surgical Procedures II


Prerequisite: SRGT 1441 or Department Chair consent

Course Description

Introduction to surgical procedures and related pathologies. With emphasis on surgical procedures related to thoracic, peripheral vascular, plastic/reconstructive, ophthalmology, cardiac and neurological surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment and supplies.

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REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:  Book list is for entire program  2016-2017

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Course Rubric

and Number


Title, Edition, Copyright, ISBN#



SRGT 1405, 1409





5TH EDITION      or Newest edition   2010





SRGT 1409,1441, 1442

Colleen J. Rutherford

Differentiating Surgical Instruments.

2nd Edition




SRGT 1409









SRGT 1405



Introduction to Surgical Technology






SRGT 1441 & 1442


Surgical Procedures





SRGT 1405

Katherine C. Snyder, and Kris Keegan

Pharmacology for the  Surgical Technologist, 3rd edition

ISBN: 978-1-4377-1002-1




SRGT 1441 & 1442




& Sherri M. Alexander

Alexander’s Surgical Procedures

ISBN: 978-0-323-07555-8

RECOMMENDED! Talk to Instructor






SRGT 1441,1442


Maxine A. Goldman

Pocket Guide to the Operating Room 3rd Edition, Maxine A. Goldman

ISBN: 10:0-8036 1226-5


F.A. Davis




Student Performance


HYBRID COURSE: Class will be taught in class and on-line, using AC – Blackboard.   A date will be given for the certification exam as soon as the applications are returned from AST.   


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to surgical procedures and related pathologies. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to thoracic, peripheral vascular, plastic/reconstruction, and ophthalmology, cardiac and neurological surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment and supplies required for Perioperative patient care.  (4 sem hrs; 4 lec)


PREREQUISITE:  SRGT 1441 Surgical Procedures I

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: SRGT 1142 is designed to prepare the student to continue to function actively in the surgical environment with entry-level knowledge of more complex surgical procedures.  This course expands the basic foundation principles and combines the study of complex surgical procedures to include anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.  Specific patient care concepts, medications, instrumentation, equipment, supplies, and complications related to specific surgical procedures will be discussed. Realities of clinical practice and concepts of death and dying will also be discussed.


COURSE GOALS: Given the course textbooks, personal notes, handouts, and other course materials, the student will accomplish each of the following course goals as evaluated by the course instructor:


“The goal of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as entry level surgical technologist and become contributing members of the health care team. This will be accomplished by preparing competent graduates in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains and meeting or exceeding the criteria set forth in the current CAAHEP standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Surgical Technology.”

(ARC/STSA ST Standards Interpretive Guide p12)

1.         Identify and describe the terminology, facts, theories, and principles   associate with the surgical environment.

2.         Discuss job roles of surgical personnel and their responsibilities during surgical procedures.

3.         Apply the knowledge of surgical personnel’s responsibilities to the Perioperative setting (pre-op, intra-op, and post-op).

4.         Discuss varies surgical specialty procedures associated with Endoscopic, Ophthalmic, Oral & Maxillofacial , Plastic/Reconstructive, Cardiothoracic, Peripheral Vascular, and  neurological.

5.         Identify the differences in levels of surgical procedure cases to include: Basic surgical intervention, Intermediate Surgical Intervention and Advanced Surgical Intervention.  

6.         Identify and define common terminology associated with  pharmacology and anesthesiology.

7.         Review pharmacological and anesthetic agents and their usage specific  to surgical procedures.

8.         Identify and define pathophysiology responses to disease processes of  specific organs and body systems.

9.         Identify, prepare, and demonstrate knowledge and utilization of selected surgical supplies, equipment, suture materials, and stapling            devices.

10.       Identify specialty instruments by type, function and name.

11.       Demonstrate specific case preparation in all phases of the Perioperative setting.

12.       Demonstrate the care, handling, assembly, and utilization of basic and specialty instruments.

13.       Discuss concepts of death and dying.

14.       Demonstrate technical knowledge necessary for entry-level or new technician employment.



The student will know that these goals have been successfully completed when he/she earns a final course of “C” or higher as evaluated by the faculty in the department.

COURSE COMPETENCIES: Given the course textbooks, personal notes, handouts, and other course materials, the student shall be able to perform each of the following on a written examination with an accuracy of not less than 74.9% as evaluated by the course instructor.


1.         Define the role of the Surgical Technologist.

2.         Identify and distinguish responsibilities of the Surgical Technologist           and other members of the surgical team.

3.         Identify and define pathophysiology conditions related to specific organs and body systems that may cause the patient to see/require         surgical intervention.

4.         Identify specific usage of pharmacological agents for selected surgical        procedures.

5.         Identify anesthetic choices and agents.

6.         Discuss surgical complications.

7.         Describe the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the        nervous system.

8.         Identify and discuss procedures performed on the nervous system and        the instrumentation, equipment, supplies, and suturing materials used for these procedures.

9.         Define terms and definitions related to the concepts of death and   dying.

10.       Define and discuss the stages of dying.

11.       Prepare a resume for employment.

12.       Describe anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the integumentary system.

13.       Define and discuss procedures done on the integumentary system and instrumentation, equipment, supplies, suturing materials used for      these procedures.

14.       Describe the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the thorax         and respiratory system. 

15.       Define and discuss procedures done within the thoracic cavity and on        the respiratory system to include instrumentation, equipment,   supplies, and suturing materials and stapling devices.

16.       Describe the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the heart           and cardiovascular system.

17.       Define and discuss procedures done on the cardiovascular system to           include   instrumentation, special medications and solution, equipment,            supplies, and suturing materials.

18.       Describe the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the        vascular system.

19.       Define and discuss procedures done on the vascular system and the            necessary instruments, medications, supplies, equipment, and suturing         materials required for these types of procedures.

20.       Describe the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the eye.

21.       Define and discuss procedures done on the eye to include    instrumentation, medications, anesthesia, equipment, supplies and          suturing materials.

22.       Attain a passing score on the program practice certification mock exam.

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Grading Criteria

REQUIRED EXAMINATIONS:  This course will consist of lecture, power-point, videos, and demonstrations/return demonstrations, written and reading assignments and on-line instruction.  This course will consist of 6-7 major examinations, several quizzes and worksheets, laboratory assignments and quizzes, a major paper preparation, and a final examination. Each major examination will cover information presented since the previous exam (or the start of the course for the first exam) and will be announced in advance.  Every effort will be made by the instructor to give one-week notice for an upcoming exam.   Quizzes will test knowledge from the previous lectures and may or may not be announced. Quizzes will be given during class time.  Laboratory assignments and quizzes will be given on a weekly basis with testing performed during lab time.  The final examination will be comprehensive to evaluate knowledge-attained throughout the entire course. 

A minimum passing score of 75% must be attained on the final comprehensive examination to successfully complete the program.  A student may take the exam a maximum of 2 (two) times.  If a successful score is not reached after 2 times, remediation of course may be necessary.  The certification exam will be given one month prior to graduation. Exam results will be given upon completion of the surgical technology program. 




  1. Major Examinations                                        40%
  2. Quizzes, Discussions and Internet assignments                      10%
  3. Mock Examinations                                                                  20%
  4. Final Examination                                                                    30%  


The following grade scale applies throughout this course except on the final examination:


            A =      90-100

            B =     80-89

            C =      75-79

            F =       less than 74.9






MAKE-UP POLICY:  If a student is absent for a quiz, a grade of “zero” will be given for the missed quiz.      In case of an absence on a major exam day the student must make arrangements for make-up within 5 days from the time the major exam was given.  The make-up will be given in essay format. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange to make-up the exam. Students arriving late on test day will not be given extra time to complete the test.  Habitual tardiness for quizzes or major exams may result in a failing grade, at the instructor’s discretion.





ATTENDANCE POLICY:   A student who plans to succeed in this course should plan to attend all course sessions regularly and promptly. Students are responsible for all information presented and assigned.  In cases of an absence, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain the missed information or assignments.


Course participants will be responsible for all material presented and for all assignments on the dates they are presented and/or due.






SUMMARY OF UNITS –  The order of the schedule of weeks may change due to inservices with product sales reps.

The following surgical procedures will be discussed and simulated in SRGT 1442 including the following:

  • The anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of specific surgical procedures while incorporating the diagnostic tools used for surgical interventions.
  • Discussion of procedural steps.
  •  Discuss the supplies, equipment, and instrumentation used for specific surgical procedures (including sutures).
  •  Discuss the preoperative, intraoperative and the postoperative considerations for a patient undergoing surgery.
  • Discuss safety concerns for each surgical procedure.

GU wil be included in this section

Week One - Plastic and Reconstructive


  • Head and Face
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Brow lift
    • Cheiloplasty/palatoplasty
    • Malar implants
    • Mentoplasty
    • Rhytidectomy


  • Breast Surgeries
    • Augmentation
    • Mastopexy
    • Mammoplasty
      • Nipple reconstruction Transverse rectus
      • abdominis musculocutaneous flap (TRAM)
  • Abdominal
    • Abdominoplasty
    • Suction lipectomy
  • Superficial Lesion/neoplasm
  • Skin Grafts
    • Full thickness skin graft (FTSG)
    • Split thickness skin graft (STSG)
    • Microvascular pedicle graft


  • Scar revision
  • Hand Procedures/Correction of congenital defects
    • Dupuytren’s contracture
    • Traumatic injury repairs
    • Radial Dysplasia
    • Release of Polydactyly
    • Release of Syndactyly




Week TWO - Ophthalmic


  • Chalazion excision
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Entropion/ectropion repair
  • Enucleation
  • Extracapsular cataract excision
  • Iridectomy


  • Keratoplasty
  • Laceration repairs
  • Scleral buckle
  • Strabismus correction
    • Recession and resection
  • Vitrectomy



WEEK Three - Thoracic


  • Bronchoscopy
  • Mediastinoscopy
    • Lymph node biopsy
  • Thoracotomy
    • Lobectomy
    • Pneumonectomy
    • Decortication of the lung
    • Lung transplant
    • Pectus excavatum repair
    • Pulmonary embolectomy


WEEK Four - Cardiothoracic


  • Aortic/mitral valve replacement
  • Atrial/ventricular septal defect reapir
  • Cardiac
    • Closure of the patent ductus arteriosus
    • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
      •  Intra-aortic balloon pump
      • Minimally invasive direct – CABG (MID-CABG)
      • Off pump CABG
      • Ventricular assistive device (VAD) insertion
  • Heart transplant
  • Repair of coarctation of the aorta
  • Tetralogy of Fallot repair
  • Ventricular aneurysm repair

WEEK FIVE - Peripheral Vascular

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm with graft insertion
  • Angioplasty
    • Endograft placement
    • Endostent insertion
  • Angioscopy
  •  AV shunts and bypass
    • Aortofemoral bypass
    • Arteriovenous fistula and shunt
    • Femoropopliteal bypass
  • Cartoid endarterrectomy
  • Embolectomy
  • Vena cava device
  • Vein ligation and stripping
  • Venous access device

WEEK SIX and Seven  - Neurosurgery


  • Carpel tunnel release
  • Laminectomy
    • Cervical
      •  Anterior
      • Posterior
    • Thoracic
    • Lumbar
      • Minimally invasive
      • Spinal fixation
  • Craniotomy
    • Aneurysm repair
    • Cranioplasty
    • Cranisynostosis repair
  • Rhizotomy
  • Stereotactic procedures
  • Transphenoidal hypophysectomy
  • Ulnar nerve transposition
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement
  • Ventriculoscopy

WEEK  EIGHT - Pediatric Surgery

  • Repair of Cleft Lip]
  • Repair of Cleft Palate
  • Correction of Esophageal Artesia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Pylormyotomy
  • Repair of Omphalocele
  • Repair of Bladder Extrophy/ Epispadias
  • Orchiopexy for an Undescended Testicle
  • Repair of Pectus excavatum
  • radiacal Nephrectomy
  • Repair of a Myelomenigocele
  • Correction of Syndactyly

       Final Exam on Thursday of WEEK EIGHT

         This course is a EIGHT  week HYBRID course with four lecture hours on Monday and the remainder on line.  All students must have access to a computer or the use of the computer center on campus is available.



The policies and procedures contained in this course syllabus are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances or by mutual agreement between the instructor and ALL of the students. 

Students are real people that experience real problems from time to time.  Depending upon the circumstances surrounding a specific problem, it may be appropriate for the instructor to approve an exception to a certain syllabus policy.  Any such exception will be made on an individual basis and at the sole discretion of the instructor and will not be considered cause for a precedent.



Additional Information


“The goal of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as entry level surgical technologist and become contributing members of the health care team. This will be accomplished by preparing competent graduates in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains and meeting or exceeding the criteria set forth in the current CAAHEP standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Surgical Technology.”

(ARC/STSA ST Standards Interpretive Guide p12)

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Syllabus Created on:

03/20/22 4:33 PM

Last Edited on:

03/30/22 2:36 PM