The goal of Northland's Surgical Technology program is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.
Upon completion of the Surgical Technology didactic and clinical components, the graduate will be able to:
1) Perform skills necessary to safely fulfill the role of the Surgical Technologist, including the application of infection control practices.
2) Demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with the profession and employer expectations utilizing ethical and legal considerations relevant to the role of the surgical technologist.
3) Evaluate information using problem-solving and critical thinking skills relevant to the surgical technologist position.
4) Demonstrate proficiency in the application of aseptic technique in all aspects of the surgical care of patients.
5) Demonstrate basic competence in the use of surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment used to provide patient care.
6) Integrate a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical terminology and microbiology when assisting with surgical procedures.
7) Communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and colleagues based upon respect for the dignity and worth of each person.
8) Exhibit behaviors conducive to effective teamwork.