Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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AHST 216 - Surgical Techniques II

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s):  AHST 101.  
Corequisite(s): AHST 116 and AHST 201.  
This course provides a basic overview of the medications that are commonly used in a surgical setting and principles of anesthesia administration.  (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Apply general terminology to medication use.
  • Identify major categories and classifications of medications used in the operating room. 
  • Calculate medication conversions and dosages. 
  •  Identify the roles of the surgical technologist in relation to medication handling.
  • Analyze the principles of anesthesia administration and explain the necessity of each component of anesthesia preparation of the surgical patient.
  • Compare and contrast methods, agents, and techniques of anesthesia administration and preparation. 
  • Correlate anesthesia monitoring devices with patient homeostasis. 
  • Explain anesthesia complications and interventions.

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