Lecture 2

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Lecture 2

  1. 1. SRG 120 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I Lecture 120-2 The Surgical Team
  2. 2. Leo Tolstoy  “And all people live, not by reason of any care they have for themselves, but by the love for them that is in other people”
  3. 3. Text  Surgical Technology Principles and Practices -Chapter 1
  4. 4. Objective  Identify members of the surgical team and their roles
  5. 5. Sterile Team Members  Surgeon  Surgical assistant(s)  Surgical technologist
  6. 6. Nonsterile Team Members  Anesthesia Provider  Circulator  Anesthesia Assistant  Surgical aide  Housekeeping
  7. 7. The Surgical Team  The Surgeon - “Captain of the Ship” - The Surgical Technologist works under the direct medical supervision of the surgeon
  8. 8. Surgeon’s Duties  Pre-op: Greets patient (identify); orients patient and family; ensures permits are signed and witnessed; has patient mark surgical site  Intra-op: Assist with positioning/draping; performs the surgery; directs everyone in emergency; may assist in transfer  Post-op: Notifies family of patient’s condition; dictates operative report
  9. 9. Surgeon  Medical Doctor (MD)  Doctor of osteopathy (DO)  Doctor of dental science (DDS)  Doctor of dental medicine (DDM)  Podiatrist (DPM)
  10. 10. Anesthesia  Anesthesiologist  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist  Anesthesia Assistant
  11. 11. Anesthesia’s Duties  Pre-op: Interviews patient, discusses options; does physical assessment; orders pre-op medications  Intra-op: Administers anesthesia and monitors patient  Post-op: Terminates anesthesia, removes patient to PACU and give report
  12. 12. Circulator  Registered Nurse  Practical Nurse (LPN)  Surgical Technologist
  13. 13. Circulator’s Duties  Pre-op: Interview patient, assessment, checks permits, prepares OR, transports patient  Intra-op: Assist sterile team members; gowning, gloving, positioning, prepping and draping; procures supplies, care of specimens, counts  Post-op: Dressing Application; clean-up of patient, transport to PACU and give report
  14. 14. Surgical Assistant  Physician assistant (PA)  Certified Registered nurse first assistant (RNFA)  Certified first assistant (CFA) or surgical assistant certified (SAC)  Surgical technologist (CST or ST)  Residents, interns, medical students, registered nurses, and students
  15. 15. Surgical Technology  Certified First Assistant (CFA)  Surgical Assistant Certified (SAC)  Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)  Surgical Technologist (ST)  Surgical Aide (SA)

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