VCS 147 Principles of OR Technique and Sterilization Procedures

Credit: 1.0

Course Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Prerequisite Courses: VM 105, BMS 136, BMS 116

Prerequisite Note:

Instructor: Paige Allen, MS, RVT

Course Description:

This course is designed to instruct veterinary technician students in the basic principles of veterinary operating room protocols and sterilization of surgical supplies commonly used within a veterinary hospital. Emphasis will be placed upon key concepts of surgical preparation of the patient, and the role of the circulating nurse and surgical nurse. In addition, the concepts of proper instrument care, sterilization procedures and inventory rotation will be covered.

Course Objectives:

Method of Delivery: Primarily web-based exercises, textbook, and examinations (on-line or paper). The exercises will be completed on line and submitted to the instructor. Supplemental material will be offered on line as content (in addition to the textbook) Quizzes and exams will be sent to a proctor. The proctor must be a veterinarian, an accredited veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, or CVT), or an educator/teacher at a school, college, or university. The proctor will return the completed exam to the instructor for grading.