Program Goals and Objectives
- To provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as surgical first assistants and become contributing members of the health care team.
- To prepare competent graduates in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains.
- To meet or exceed the criteria set forth by current standards for a CAAHEP accredited educational program in surgical first assisting.
Upon program completion, the graduate of the surgical first assisting program at the College of Southern Idaho will:
- Begin to correlate the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology to their role as a surgical first assistant.
- Demonstrate a safe level of practice and knowledge in their role as a graduate surgical first assistant.
- Understand the ethical, legal, moral and medical values related to the patient and the Operating Room team during the Perioperative experience.
- Correlate the elements, action, and use of medications and anesthetic agents used during the Perioperative experience.
- Demonstrate safe practice techniques in regards to Perioperative routines, patient transportation, positioning, and emergency procedures.
- Demonstrate and integrate principles of surgical asepsis as part of the Perioperative experience.
- Apply knowledge and skills as a professional Surgical First Assistant to address the biopsychosocial needs of the surgical patient.
- Perform as a competent entry-level surgical assistant in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.
- Value the professional attributes of the Surgical First Assistant.
Beginning with the graduating class of 2015:
CSI is required by our accrediting body to maintain, and make available to the public the following information:
Statistics collected annually from August 1, - July 31
More information regarding national pass rates can be found at http://nbstsa.org/certification-statistics.html#2015