This course is an introduction to the field of surgical technology as a career. Emphasis is on the
role of the surgical technologist, principles of asepsis and principles of patient care, surgical
procedures, operative techniques, blood-borne pathogens, safety, and pharmacology. Additionally the
principles of microbiology, and professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities of the surgical team will
be covered. Upon completion of this course students should be able to describe methods to maintain a sterile
environment, and recognize members of the operating room team according to their roles.