2013 Spring SurgicalTechnologist-SLOAssessment

2013 Spring SurgicalTechnologist-SLOAssessment








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Surgical Technologist - SLO Assessment,
Spring 2013
Results
Published: 5/14/2013
Survey Overview
Description
Surgical Technologist, Spring 2013
Instructions Provided To Respondents
There are four sections in this survey.
•The first section contains two questions about your overall experience in the program. Use this section
to identify things you liked, things you would change, and to communicate any other comments about
your overall experience in the program. If you have feedback about the instruction or anything else
related to the overall program, please address that in one of these questions.
•The second section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall skills that all
graduates should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus on yourself in this section.
•The third section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on yourself in this
section.
•The conclusion provides a comment section for any additional information you would like to share about
your experience with your program and Western Technical College.
Thank you for completing this survey.
Respondent Metrics
Respondents:
11
First Response:
5/8/2013 12:55 AM
Last Response:
5/8/2013 11:41 PM

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Survey Results

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The following is a tabular depiction of the responses to each survey question. Additional comments
provided by respondents, if any, are included after each table.
Section - General Overview of Program
Instructions Provided To Respondents
We appreciate your feedback, comments and suggestions. The information you provide will strengthen
our program. Thank you.
1. What did you like about this program?
I like that it prepares you for the job. (0000000692 Anonymous)
I liked that we had alot of clinical hours, that helped me learn, actualy doing it at clinicals and not just
learning it in class. The instructors were realy good, always could go ask them questions if you had any.
(0000000690 Anonymous)
I LOVED loved loved the hands on, this was the best part to my learning. (0000000688 Anonymous)
I really enjoyed the clinical rotation it helped me learn more about the profession I am training for
(0000000686 Anonymous)
I really liked how prepared i felt to go to the OR. It was very nerve raking in the class but then when we
went to clincial it made things much easier. (0000000684 Anonymous)
I think that this program greatly prepares you to be an entry level Surgical Technologist. I also like the fact
that the national exam is written into the curriculum. (0000000683 Anonymous)
It streched by brain. Hoping it will provide me with a job that support me and keep me learning.
(0000000689 Anonymous)
The ability to be challenged to the fullest and the better understanding of Anatomy (0000000693
Anonymous)
The program was very well organized and had a lot of outside material (review books, etc) that helped aid
in studying for exams. (0000000685 Anonymous)
this program was very well organized and the teachers did an excellent job at giving us information at the
beginning of the semester so we knew what to expect for the year. (0000000687 Anonymous)
2. What would you change about this program?
Having more time for tests. (0000000693 Anonymous)
I dont think i would change anyting about with program. (0000000684 Anonymous)
I think that the power points could be improved. Larger font size - no white space left. (0000000689
Anonymous)

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I would focus more on the Surgical Technologist job role than the nursing process. (0000000683
Anonymous)
More clinical time would be more helpful (0000000686 Anonymous)
Nothing (0000000692 Anonymous)
Nothing, great program! (0000000685 Anonymous)
this program was very fast! it was alot of information at once to take in. you tried hard to not miss a class,
because you would fall so far behind in just one day. A little slower would be nice (0000000687
Anonymous)
We had to learn alot of material in a short amount of time and it was kind of stressfull. I wish the class was
longer than a year and a half. (0000000690 Anonymous)
Section - Western Technical College Core Abilities
Instructions Provided To Respondents
This section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall skills that all graduates
should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus on yourself in this segment. As a result of this
program:
3. I have learned effective communication skills.
100%
11
Yes
4. Comments on effective communication skills.
I have learned the various communication abilities I didn't know I had which allowed me to speak clearly
and reduce my anxiety level (0000000693 Anonymous)
5. I am able to apply mathematical concepts.
100%
11
Yes
6. Comments on application of mathematical concepts.
Basic mathematical skills to be learned for med calculations (0000000693 Anonymous)
7. I learned how to transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications.
100%
11
Yes
8. Comments on transferring social and natural science theories into practical applications.
Lots of Anatomy and Microbiology in this course!!! (0000000693 Anonymous)
9. I learned critical thinking skills.
100%
11
Yes
10. Comments on critical thinking skills.
Having this ability is definately a strong skill to learn in aiding you and the patient for a better outcome
(0000000693 Anonymous)

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11. I have learned to use technology effectively.
100%
11
Yes

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12. Comments on effective use of technology.
Taking computer classes prior to the program helped me with navigating my self in black board, my excel
spread sheet that was due for clinicals and discussions for homework (0000000693 Anonymous)
13. I have learned to value myself and work ethically with others in a diverse population.
100%
11
Yes
14. Comments on valuing self and working ethically in a diverse population.
This skill wasn't hard to achieve, due to the fact I was already ethically diverse (0000000693 Anonymous)
While we were in clinicals we had to work with alot of diffrent people. (0000000690 Anonymous)
15. I am able to make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability.
100%
11
Yes
16. Comments on incorporating the importance of sustainability.
I am glad to have this completed (0000000693 Anonymous)
Section - Specific Program Outcomes
Instructions Provided To Respondents
This section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on yourself in this section.
As a result of this program, I learned to:
17. Apply health science principles to the peri-operative environment.
100%
11
Yes
18. Comments about learning this program outcome.
19. Apply principles of disinfection and sterilization to the surgical environment, equipment, and
instrumentation.
100%
11
Yes
20. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Loved that we were able to spend a couple rotations in the CS department, helped with understanding
sterilization, etc. more. (0000000685 Anonymous)
21. Maintain principles of aseptic technique in the surgical environment.
100%
11
Yes
22. Comments about learning this program outcome.
23. Prepare the operating room by gathering equipment and supplies.
100%
10
Yes
24. Comments about learning this program outcome.

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25. Pass instruments, equipment, and supplies.
100%
11
Yes

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26. Comments about learning this program outcome.
27. Provide a safe, efficient, and supportive environment for the peri-operative patient.
100%
11
Yes
28. Comments about learning this program outcome.
29. Anticipate the sequence of events during surgical procedures.
100%
11
Yes
30. Comments about learning this program outcome.
I would be nice to try getting us to work with the same surgeon for a week or so. (0000000692
Anonymous)
31. Prepare and manage medications and solutions.
100%
11
Yes
32. Comments about learning this program outcome.
33. Function as an ethical, legal, and moral member of the healthcare team within the surg tech's
scope of practice.
100%
11
Yes
34. Comments about learning this program outcome.
35. Adhere to policies, procedures, governing bodies by following guidelines for safe patient care.
100%
11
Yes
36. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Section - Conclusion
Instructions Provided To Respondents
Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or suggestions about your experience at
Western Technical College.
37. Comments
I am glad to be finished (0000000693 Anonymous)
I really liked taking this program and am happy to be finished with it. (0000000684 Anonymous)
It was a great program to take, and i'm glad to have taken it. (0000000692 Anonymous)

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Really enjoyed my experience at western technical college. Very friendly school, great instructors, and
great learning facility. (0000000685 Anonymous)
The instructor were realy good in this program, I was very happy on how smoothly this year went. The
instructors were very helpfull also the clinical experieces were very helpfull. (0000000690 Anonymous)