Dec 06, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

SURG 1305 - Surgical Pharmacology

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Surgical Technology Program or approval of the program director.

Course Description:
An introduction to basic Pharmacology with emphasis on terminology, drugs and techniques used in the operating room, medication measurements and delivery, types and actions of medication, routes of administration, drug calculations and scenarios, and medications used in surgery.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  1. The definition of anesthesia
  2. The process of assessment to determine appropriate anesthesia type
  3. Roles of the surgical team in the administration of anesthesia
  4. General and local anesthesia
  5. Anesthesia complications and alternative methods of anesthesia
  6. Medications used in surgery, terminology and measurements
  7. Proper handling of medications and solutions used in surgery