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TCC Catalog 2018-19 
TCC Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

STS1340 Pharmacology and Anesthesia

2 credit hour(s)
This course is designed to introduce students to pharmacological agents most commonly used for surgical patients in each phase of the perioperative experience and those used in the treatment of complications and emergencies. Emphasis is on preoperative medications and on anesthetics and medications used within the sterile field, stressing identification, preparation, measurements, handling/transfer and use. Other topics include pain management, airway and respiratory management; IV fluid and electrolyte replacement therapy; and a comparison of the types of anesthesia, physiological effects, complications, and treatment. Contact: 30 clock hours per semester. Does not count toward A.A. degree.