Surgical Pharmacology (SUR110)
2.0 Semester Hours
This course introduces principles of intraoperative pharmacology as prepared and delivered by the surgical technologist, with an emphasis on patient safety. Topics include weights and measurements, drug conversion, interpretation of prescriptive orders, drug classification and concepts of anesthesia administration. The legal aspects of medication administration as well as the roles of the surgical technologist, registered nurse and anesthesia team in intraoperative pharmacology are examined.