2012 Surgical Technologist-SLO

2012 Surgical Technologist-SLO







Western Student Learning Results (Program Outcomes) for 2012
# of Grads: 13

Source: Student

# of Responses: 13

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

Yes
13 100.00%

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?

13 100.00%

0

0

What I really liked about this program was the support that the
instructors had for their students. The instructors were there every
step of the way. I also like how many hours we got to spend in the
clinical sites. I feel that it really helped in learning about the
enviroment that we would be working in after we find a job and also I
feel like it helped in teaching me hands on skills.
What I liked most about this program is that you get a lot of hands on
experience. Usually positive energy from the teachers, they told it like
it is! And yes, we need to hear that!
I like that this program is very personable. I feel everyday like i walk
into a fun learning environment. Everyone becomes like a close knit
family and learning comes fun. The program is organized for success
and works nicely with how things are timed. This is the first program i
have been in where i felt like everyone was there to help me learn.
The indtructors really go out of their way to help you with anything
you dont understand.
There was a lot of hands on learning and had great teachers that
were easy to understand and want you to learn.
I really like and appreciate the hands on learning throughout the
whole program. It helps to make things make sense and strengthen
your knowledge of the subject.
I think the program was a very tought program to get thru especially
when the actualy ST classes started. After getting accomadated to
the expectations of the classroom/lab it was easy to pick up and be a
part of class activities. My classmates grew close together so it was
enjoyable. I have learned so much more than I could have ever
imagined in this program. The skills i possess now will be extremely
beneficial to me in my career. It was definitely worth it.
The progam has helped me get started on my new career path as a
surgical tech
Learning and training in the field
I thought the program was well organized. A lot of information to take
in at a time but it can be done. I enjoyed learning from the instructors,
they all knew there stuff quite well. Was able to help whenever
needed. Took there free time to help sometimes. I appreciate all they
have done for us and myself
Loved being able to have the hands on experience in lab while being
taught the subjects. Having the powerpoints from the teacher made
learning the information easier and more focused on what needed to
be learned more.
I believe that I am well prepared to practice surgical technology in
any healthcare setting at an entry level.

0
Yes

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More time to embrace all of the information

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Use effective communication skills.

13 100.00%

0

0

Spread subject matter out, help it be less stressful.
I think that the core classes could be broken down into different
classes when it gets changed to a 2 year program. I feel like it was a
lot of informtaion thrown at us with a week to get it into our brains and
keep it there (for the first semester of core classes)
I think this program is set up in a very efficiant manner. I would,
however, have appreciated more clinical hours.
Nothing, except now at the end of the program it would be nice to
consentrate just on our skills as a tech in our last clinical instead of
having to worry about care studys and presentations.
In all honesty I dont have something specific in mind, but i have
heard that you are making it a 2 year degree and I think that will be
awesome because we can go more in depth and have more time to
learn things.
When in clinical 4 that should be time to focus on procedures and
information needed for the next day. I beleive that having
assignments in that 4 weeks is not needed so we can focus on what
we have learned and finalizing any clarification the night before.
When changing the program to a 2yr program I beleive that more
generals are not needed, I felt prepared enough with the genrals
taken for the program. Some ST should not be allowed to work with
students and the teachers have been told about those ST by many
students.
I feel at times there would be to much information thrown at us
students. I felt like I couldnt breath at times because there was so
much information that we had to learn and a short peroid of time to
learn it.
ST labs-I feel slowing the pace down (not rushed) during lab would
give students time to absorbed, obtain proper skills from the start. A
lot is being taught and labs and practice mocks, with the instruction's
is the apprioate time to look at skills. Starting slow while doing it
properly- then gain speed as the skills improve.
I don't know that I would change anything, I really have enjoyed this
program.
I would change the summer internship. I'm not understanding the
reason why to have it if the student makes the goal for graduation
and all the requirments.
There is not much to change. It covers a lot of material in a very short
period of time. Maybe extending the first 8 weeks, were we had about
3 test a week it seemed like. But other than that everything we did
have a reason and was important.
I don't really think there is anything that needed to be changed. It's a
tough program by it's self and the instructors do there best to help us
through it.

0
Yes
Yes

Yes

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email is great
Communication is very well amongst the people in my program.
Everything is responded to timely.
I felt comfortable with my communication skills before I entered the
program. Based on what the requirements were for completion, I
dopn't agree that there is enough communication education to be
efficiant in a high stress environment like the OR.

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Yes

Apply mathematical concepts.

13 100.00%

0

0

Feedback
We had blackboard, the teachers cell phones and home phones,
emails, and we made a list of each others numbers in class. WE had
great communication.
Yes, the teachers told us how it is, they were there in our good times
and bad times, positive comments.

0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Demonstrate ability to think critically.

13 100.00%

13 100.00%

0

0

0

0

Medications

Yes

Transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.

We don't have to much math in this course
YES, medications.
math is a must no matter what field your going into.
Yes, I believe there is sufficiant conceptual teaching.

Instructors were always having us think critically about the things we
do
we use on a daily basis in our program and everyday in clinical
settings
Yes i now can say I know so much more medically then i would have
ever imagined.
I believe that I gained this knowledge working in health care outside
of school and in my nursing program prior to this one.

0

0

Yes
Yes

Yes

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

13 100.00%

0

0

0
Yes

Yes
Yes

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

Maintain principles of aseptic technique in the
surgical environment
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13 100.00%

13 100.00%

13 100.00%

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Yes

Yes

Apply health science principles to the perioperative environment

13 100.00%

0

Yes

Yes

Make decisions that incorporate the
importance of sustainability

13 100.00%

I would have appreciated more time in the OR to gain more
knowledge about specific technology.
Yes

Yes

Use technology effectively.

Yes every patient is one that we must care for. Everyone matters. I
am a good team player and that is necessary in the MEdical career.

Program was very helpful in this area

0

0

0

0

0

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result

Prepare the operating room by gathering
equipment and supplies

13 100.00%

0

0

0

Pass instruments, equipment, and supplies

13 100.00%

0

0

0

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

13 100.00%

0

0

0

Anticipate the sequence of events during
surgical procedures

13 100.00%

0

0

Feedback

0
Yes
Yes

Yes

Prepare and manage medications and
solutions

13 100.00%

0

0

But when actually at clinical, each doctor does something different.
Comes with more clinical experience I beleive

More class/lab time needs spent on this.

0

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

13 100.00%

0

0

0

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

13 100.00%

0

0

0

Aggregate Assessment of Achievement

247 100.00%

0

0

0

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0.00%

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