ADP Surgical Assistant

ADP Surgical Assistant

This program will train students to assist surgeons in the operating room before, during, and after a surgical procedure. Besides healthcare protocols, this program focuses on human anatomy, nutrition, pharmacology, and sociology. Courses introduce the common elements of surgical procedures and introduce students to human health and anatomy. Students commonly learn through a curriculum that combines courses, lab studies, seminars, and clinical rotations. Typical topics of study include:

The Core Focus Will be on:

  • Physiology and pharmacology
  • Surgical assisting procedures
  • Medical terminology for surgical assistants
  • Diseases
  • Instrumentation and treatment of injury
  • Surgical specialties

Learning Outcomes:
Graduates will typically be familiar with surgical tools and instruments, and will be able to assess surgical complications. Prospective surgical techs also learn the importance of their role within a hospital among other health professionals. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Carry out common or (operating room) procedures
  • Handle high-pressure situations
  • Prepare an operating room for surgery
  • Develop a thorough understanding of surgical
  • procedures
  • Keep the operating room sterile and promote
  • patient safety
  • Build interpersonal skills for compassionate
  • patient care

Career Options:
Upon completion of surgical assistant program, surgical assistants can find work in clinics, surgical centers, physicians’ offices, and hospitals. They are qualified for positions in several medical settings. Popular career titles include:

  • Surgical technologist
  • Operating room technician
  • Surgical assistant
  • Scrub
  • Certified surgical technologist