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SRGT 1134 - Principles of Surgical Asepsis
Impact of microbiology and the immune system in relation to the practice of aseptic technique; skill sets associated with creating the sterile field for surgical procedures.
Surgical Asepsis and the Principles of Sterile Technique
Microbiology Quick Reference
This reference answers the most important questions that form the foundation of Microbiology within 6 laminated pages. Carry this core material in a handy format to use beyond the course and into higher level and career courses, then even further into your working life as a refresher. With many diagrams in a small package, you will not need to crack the textbook to review.
While every effort is given to minimize occupational exposure, the surgical technologist’s daily workload renders him/her susceptible to a variety of occupational risks. It is incumbent upon the surgical technology student to practice safe working habits and to utilize safety equipment provided to reduce potential injury.
Examples of Occupational Risks
||Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C
||Accidental sticks from suture needles or sharp instrumentation
||Surgical gloves and medical supplies
||Laser and electrocautery (Commercial suction available for protection)
||Gases, cold sterilant, cleaning chemicals
||Static postures, lift injuries
||X-ray imaging – fluoroscopy (lead aprons available for protection)
What is Surgical Asepsis?
Diseases and Conditions
This site from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides up-to-date authoritative information on a wide range of health issues and links to national advocacy and health groups related to specific diseases and conditions. Good for patient education information, but also useful for healthcare professionals.
- CDC Diseases & Conditions
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is charged with tracking a wide range of diseases, and provides up-to-date information on them. This can be a good place to look for statistics, and information is often grouped into professional and public approaches.
- Mayo Clinic Diseases & Conditions
The Mayo Clinic has long been a leader in providing quality health care. This site has brief patient-focused descriptions of diseases, along with possible treatment options.
Infection Control in the Operating Room
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