2011 Surgical Technologist SLO-student

2011 Surgical Technologist SLO-student







Western Student Learning Results (Program Outcomes) for 2011
# of Grads: 16

Source: Student

# of Responses: 16

Program: Surgical Technologist
Outcome
What did you like about this program?

Yes
16 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

What would you change about this program?

14

87.50%

2 12.50%

0

I enjoyed all of the experience that came with this program. I liked all
the hands on. Thats the way I learn so it helped out alot.
All the "hands on" experience.
I feel like I am well prepared to start a job in surgical tech
I really appreciated that the instructors took time to make powerpoints
for our studying and that they showed that they were vested in our
learning.
That each of the instructors have a unique teaching ability. Combined
makes for dynamic team
I love all of the hand on learning. And being in the OR learning about
surgery from people that actually do the job.
I feel, students would be able to absorb more if this were a two year
program.
it feels great to have this under my belt, to help me in my future career
I liked how hands on the program is, really made me feel like I was
ready to work when graduated
I liked that the program was short and fast paced...The instructors
refuse to let us fail and clinicals are very important to the success of
this program
Instructors were very knowledeable and greatly helped me grow and
learn as a Tech. I got great clinical, classroom, and individual
experiences.

0
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes

Monday, September 19, 2011

Feedback

Western Wisconsin Technical College

i don't know specifics of the program, heance i am not qualified to give
a response
Some of the assignments seemed very much unnecessary.
I would like if the instructors would come to class more prepared.
Throughout our units they would constantly be adding things to our
powerpoints when we had already had them printed off. It's just hard
when they add on all the information and we are not sure where they
should be placed.
n/a
I would not change much, they use scare tactics in the beginning to
get us to come to class, study for tests etc. What they never seem to
understand is that we are here by choice, and those of us that will
succeed in this intense program will do so without the added pressure
of those scare tactics and nagging. even just being told once instead
of every day that we should study for the test etc would be fine.
This program is very fast paced and stressful in the beginning. There
is really no way to change that because it has to be that way in order
to get through the material. That is about the only thing for me.

Page 1 of 4

Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

No

Use effective communication skills.

16 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes
Yes

15

93.75%

1

6.25%

0

Yes
Yes

16 100.00%

0

0

Yes

16 100.00%

0

0

I feel Anatomy and Physiology 1&2 should be a prerequisite as well
as microbiology.
yes

0
Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes

Monday, September 19, 2011

We didn't go over a lot of pharmacology or metric math in the
program, but reading through examples of them in our textbooks and
National Certification review book, I picked up on it quickly again.
Yes
I think more time spent on math

0
Yes

Demonstrate ability to think critically.

very clear!
I'm a little shy and reserved, so I'm working on speaking up more and
being more assertive.
I feel I did achieve in this program - learns lots and I have grown so
much
Our instructors dedicate a lot of time and energy toward making sure
that all students that want to succeed, WILL SUCCEED.
yes all areas of comm's are encompassed

0
Yes

Transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.

The first 8 weeks of the program were a little intense. I would also
suggest having students do more mock surgeries in the lab before
beginning clinical scrub cases.
I would allow more time for the surgical procedures course
Make this program a little longer, it was very intense amount of
information in such a short period of time.
I would keep it the same length of time. I understand that there is
change for the future and that it's all about making money but I
personally think the accelerated pace of this course is the right way to
go...
I have so suggestions on what to change, the clinical times stressed
me out and made me lose sleep, but it was worth it for all of the great
experience I got.
I would change how we are set up at clinical. I wish we could be put
with one person verus being thrown in with many different people that
expect you do it there way. So I personal took more time trying to
figure out there corks then learning more abiout the instruments orthe
procedure.

0
Yes
Yes

Apply mathematical concepts.

Feedback

Western Wisconsin Technical College

You really had to be able to think on your own. You are taught a lot
with guidence and teaches you how to be prepared and trouble shoot
situations on your own.
I absolutely feel like I met this outcome. Clinical case preps helped
along with the tests in the program. They all required me to really
think.
yes
Critical thinking is utilized daily and at almost every moment in clinical

Page 2 of 4

Outcome
Demonstrate ability to value self and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.

Yes
16 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0
Yes

Yes

Use technology effectively.

16 100.00%

0

0

Feedback

This was hard at times in clinical. Everyone does things differently and
one person may complain and give you a bad eval for something you
do a little different.
yes, but for me personally, this was taught way before I came to
Western

0
Yes

Yes
Yes

Maintain principles of aseptic technique in the
surgical environment

16 100.00%

16 100.00%

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

yes

Yes

Apply principles of disinfection and
sterilization to the surgical environment,
equipment, and instrumentation

16 100.00%

0

yes yes yes
Yes

Yes

Apply health science principles to the perioperative environment

16 100.00%

yes
yes! we were great about turning off lights, unplugging machinery,
powering down computers etc! The instructors were great about
reminding us to be environmentally friendly.

Yes
Yes

Make decisions that incorporate the
importance of sustainability

yes

Getting used to not droping hands, etc. was a little hard at first but
after a while it just sticks.
yes, at first this one of the scariest parts of the program

0

0

0

0

Yes

Prepare the operating room by gathering
equipment and supplies

16 100.00%

0

0

0
Yes

Yes
Yes

Pass instruments, equipment, and supplies

16 100.00%

0

0

0
Yes
Yes
Yes

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sometimes I feel like I am still not sure if everything needed for the
procedure is in the room, but I know that will get easier as I go and the
more cases I do.
yes.
yes but didnt have to pick for cases. this was fulfilled by making sure
we went through the pref cards and checking to be sure we had
everything, the correct meds, and the right sutures etc. very valuable.

Western Wisconsin Technical College

Definately need to think and act fast.
I do feel I met this outcome, however I need more practice with
passing left handed suture and myringotomy knives.
yes.

Page 3 of 4

Outcome
Provide a safe, efficient, and supportive
environment for the peri-operative patient

Yes
16 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result

Feedback

0
Yes

Yes

Yes

Adheres to policies, procedures, governing
bodies by following guidelines for safe patient
care.

Aggregate Assessment of Achievement

Monday, September 19, 2011

15

93.75%

16 100.00%

300

98.68%

0

0

1

0

6.25%

0

4

0

0

1.32%

0

yes
I achieved the surgical tech scope of practice but i felt that all of the
nursing aspects that were taught and tested were a waste of valuble
time

Yes

Function as an ethical, legal, and moral
member of the healthcare team within the
surg tech's scope of practice

16 100.00%

0

yes

Yes
No

Prepare and manage medications and
solutions

16 100.00%

Sometimes hard to do especially if you're not the famililar with the
case, but looking up the procedure will help be aware of what may be
done/used next.
yes, but there will be a continous learning curve to every new facility

Yes

Anticipate the sequence of events during
surgical procedures

yes

yes

0

0

0

0

0

Western Wisconsin Technical College

Page 4 of 4