Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


SUR-260 - Advanced Operating Room Nursing (4 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: SUR250, SUR251L, SUR252C COREQUISITES: SUR261C
This course expands on the theoretical foundation of SUR 250(Intro to Operating Room Nursing) and SUR 251L (Intro to Oper Room Nurs Lab). Emphasis will be placed upon specialty areas of surgery and the principles of perioperative nursing relating to these areas. Specialty surgical concentrations include general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, peripheral vascular, cardiac and thoracic surgery, genitourinary surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and pediatric surgery. Included with each of the specialty services will be instrumentation, concepts of minimally invasive surgery, and specialty equipment, including lasers, microscopes, and microsurgical instruments. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.


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