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Program goals and outcomes

Mission Statement
The Surgical Technology program is an integral unit of the Health Sciences and Human Services Department of the College of Southern Idaho.  The program educates the student to assist the surgical team to become a vital member of the multidisciplinary healthcare workforce.

Program Goals
  • To provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as surgical technologists and become contributing members of the health care team.
  • To prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • To meet or exceed the criteria set forth in the most current standards and guidelines for an accredited educational program in surgical technology.

Program Objectives/Outcomes
The graduate of this program should be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic sciences related to surgical technology. (Cognitive)

2. Recognize and assist with emergency situations. (Cognitive, psychomotor)

3. Demonstrate knowledge of blood borne diseases. (Cognitive)

4. Demonstrate application and knowledge of competencies of aseptic technique. (Cognitive, psychomotor)

5. Practice within ethical and legal standards in relation to patient, physician, hospital, and personnel. (Cognitive, psychomotor and affective)

6. Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to surgical procedures. (Cognitive, psychomotor and affective)

7. Prepare and function as a Surgical Technologist during pre-, intra-, and post-surgical procedures. (Cognitive, psychomotor and affective)

8. Demonstrate application and knowledge related to workplace and patient safety. (Cognitive, psychomotor and affective)

9. Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships. (Affective)

10. Demonstrate continuing educational growth. (Cognitive)

11. Demonstrate employability skills. (Cognitive, psychomotor and affective)

We are proud to note that our graduates consistently have a higher % pass rate than the (posted) NBSTSA National average pass rate (for surgical technology programs):  more information regarding national pass rates can be found at http://nbstsa.org/certification-statistics.html