ORTH 113C
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This course is an introduction to patient care in an orthopaedic environment. Topics will include communication skills, practical skills associated with assisting the orthopaedic surgeon, an understanding of surgical procedures, aseptic techniques, surgical instrumentation, OSHA standards, medications, patient safety, patient transfers, and patient education. In the lab setting, students will learn to take blood pressure, pulse, and BMI measurements, as well as wound care and routine and emergency procedures. Students will be assigned to orthopaedic surgical suites for observation of procedures. (Corequisites: ORTH 101C, ORTH 103C, ORTH 108C, ORTH 109C)