SGT412 - Surgery II

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Subject Title
Surgery II

Subject Description
This course in many respects represents a practical review of many of your professional courses in the VTE program, particularly those of a clinical and laboratory nature, and of course, surgery & anaesthesia.   You will use the skills and knowledge acquired during these courses to prepare for, and participate in surgical exercises which will take place each week. As well, additional topics on anaesthesia, surgery and emergency procedures will be taught in the lecture period and during the surgical exercises.

Credit Status
One Credit in the Veterinary Technician Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Theoretical and practical aspects of anaesthetic drugs and their administration, including: pre-anaesthetics, induction drugs and techniques, maintenance using inhalants, CRI, and injectable top-up techniques, and, analgesic drugs used during the pre, intra and post operative periods. Students will also be required to practice legal and proper record keeping, handling and storage of these drugs at all times.
2. The set-up, inspection and testing, operation, care and maintenance of the anaesthetic delivery machines and breathing circuits currently in use at the Seneca College Veterinary Teaching Hospital (SCVTH). The selection of appropriate breathing circuits, bags, endotracheal tubes, and other anaesthetic equipment for the patient that is to undergo anaesthesia & surgery. The set-up, use and care of appropriate monitoring equipment to be used during the anaesthetic period. The set up and use of fluid delivery systems to be used during all anaesthetic procedures in SGT412.
3. The procedures required to perform a pre anaesthetic evaluation, and the use of forms used to record information obtained during these procedures, including: a general physical exam, radiographs (primarily chest, unless others are required), laboratory work up (CBC,UA, general pre anaesthetic profile, etc.) Many of these procedures have been taught in other courses (thus prerequisites), so students will need to review these when required. The results of these pre anaesthetic evaluations will be recorded on a Preanaesthetic Evaluation form and anaesthesia students must be able to use this information to come up with an anaesthetic plan.
4. Throughout the anaesthesia and surgical exercise the anaesthesia student will be required to perform different skills learned in SGT312 as well as other courses. These will include, but not be limited to: venipuncture at various sites, placement of an indwelling catheter, administration of induction drugs to effect, endotracheal intubation, and most importantly, maintain constant supervision of the patients anaesthetic depth and physiological condition through continuous monitoring of appropriate reflexes and vital signs using ones senses and ancillary monitoring devices. A real time anaesthetic monitoring chart will be maintained throughout the entire anaesthetic period so as to provide a visual up to the minute reference of these observations, as well as provide a permanent anaesthetic record.
5. Preparation of the surgical theatre and appropriate surgical equipment prior to the surgery of the day, including: preparation and autoclaving of drape, gown and instrument packs, cleaning, disinfection and set up of the surgery room and additional equipment such as heating pads, tables, IV fluid stands etc.
6. Preparation of the surgical patient prior to entry into the surgery, including aseptically preparing the surgical site.
7. Maintenance of a sterile surgery, and conduct as a surgical assistant during the entire surgical exercise, including; securing the patient to the surgery table appropriate for the procedure, aseptic donning of surgical attire & gloves, aseptic draping appropriate for the surgical procedure, instrument recognition, use and care, and overall proper conduct to maintain a sterile surgical field while surgery is in progress.
8. Suture and needle recognition, use and handling, including some basic knot and suture patterns.
9. Basic surgical anatomy of the area and structures involved for the surgeries routinely performed during these exercises.
10. Pre and post surgical care of patients involved in a variety of surgical procedures.
11. Recognition of signs and degrees of pain, and appropriate treatment protocols

Essential Employability Skills
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Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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