Surgical Technology program prepares graduates to assist the surgeon in the operating room. Students learn to prepare the operating room equipment and instruments, assist the patient before, during, and after surgery, and pass the instruments to the surgeon during procedures.
Upon graduation, the Surgical Technology student will be able to:
- Apply background knowledge of the basic sciences, surgical anatomy and aseptic technique in surgical procedures.
- Describe operating room techniques and their relation to patient care.
- Practice good personal hygiene habits and state their effect in reducing infection.
- Describe the interdepartmental relationships between the operating room and other hospital services.
- Identify the need for adhering to hospital policies and procedures, ethics, and medical, moral and legal codes.
- Demonstrate a rigid surgical conscience when functioning as a member of the surgical team.
- Apply, and when necessary, modify aseptic principles when encountering unexpected emergency situations.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of entry level procedures in order to function as a member of the surgical team.
- Demonstrate awareness of the responsibilities and limitations of the role of the Surgical Technologist and work within these limits.
- Demonstrate responsible behavior as a healthcare professional.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform the role of the first scrub on entry level surgical procedures.
- Successfully pass the National Certification Exam given the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in `Ilima 107, ph.734-9552 , or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center in Manono 111C, ph. 734-9210 (V) or 447-1379 (videophone).
Please note: you will need to contact Kapi‘olani CC's DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi‘olani CC course even if you've already registered or receiving services at another UH campuses disability support program.
Refund Policy for Surgical Technology Program:
Students will be allowed 100% refund up until the start date of the class. Students who decelerate from the program due to academic, lab, and/or clinical failure will not receive any refund.
Please note clinic hours vary each week and with each site.
Class dates/times reflect classroom times. Additional hours accumulated through clinical externship at various hospitals. Clinic hours may vary each week and differ from site to site.
Current student in the Surgical Technology Program. Successful completion of Phase 4.