Basic surgical principles and techniques are presented, including asepsis fundamentals, O.R. procedure and conduct, wound care and healing, closure, debridement and dressings. Laboratory sessions include minor surgical techniques and other procedures necessary for diagnosis and treatment. Surgical instruments, anesthesia, pre- and postoperative care, common surgical procedures and surgical complications are discussed. ACLS training is included in this course. This course also focuses on how to record pre and post-operative notes and the surgical medical record.
Successful completion of second semester Physician Assistant program requirements