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Operation Theater Technology

Aims:

The aim of the 4 years degree programme in Operation Theatre Technology is to equip the students with relevant professional knowledge, skills, techniques and ethical values to enable them to apply their acquired expertise at level between the doctors and the patient for efficient health service delivery.

Course Objectives:

Operation Theatre Technology education and training should enable the student to:

  • Develop accuracy and meticulousness to attain high levels of ethics and technical proficiency.
  • Assess the technical and non technical skills in a standardized and reproducible environment.
  • Strengthen the decision power and exercise appropriate judgment skills, to be applied especially during crisis.
  • Develop good leadership, problem solving and administrative skills.
  • Develop and analyze innovative strategies for effective communication with the patients and the healthcare personnel.
  • Demonstrate interdisciplinary team building strategies for effective co ordination between various Allied Health Disciplines
  • Demonstrate understanding of the basic concepts of professional behavior and legal implications of the work environment.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of his / her role in health care delivery system.
  • Establish and maintain continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.

Program Outcomes:

Following competencies will be expected from a student completing 4 years degree course in Operation Theatre Technology. The student should be proficient in:

  • Cleaning, packing, sterilization, maintenance and storage of instruments and other equipment used in Operation Theatre and recovery room.
  • Ensuring the cleanliness of the Operation Theatre and the recovery room prior to operations.
  • Preparing and checking surgery equipments and instruments prior to operations.
  • Receiving and caring the patient during different surgical maneuvers and in recovery room.
  • Assisting the doctor during the surgery and providing supplies for the surgical team.
  • Undertaking safety checks on surgical sundries.
  • Carrying out instructions of the medical staff in order to relieve pain and discomfort.
  • Monitoring the patient’s condition.
  • Handing over the care of the patient to the ward staff.
  • Working as a member of the team.
  • Taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of himself and others.
  • Leading the team of technicians and assistants to perform the above mentioned jobs.
  • Report writing.
  • Maintenance of stocks and inventories of the instruments and equipment.
  • Collaboration and coordination with the instruments and equipment repair workforce.
  • Any other reasonable and related duty assigned by the Operation Theatre In-charge.