Introduction to the Operating Room





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A patient scheduled for surgery will have his operation performed by specilally trained personnel working in a highly specialized area of the hospital. This area--the operating room (OR) suite--has an environment suiited to its needs, but one quite different from that in the rest of thehospital. All activities in the OR suite are centered around the best possible care of the patient. The purpose of this subcourse is to familiarize you with certain aspects of the OR environment that will provide you with a basis for understanding your role as an OR specialist and enable you to enhance the performance of duties assigned to you in the care of the patient.


Subcourse Components:


This subcourse consists of three lessons. The lessons are as follows:

Lesson 1, Orientation.


Lesson 2, Operating Room Personnel, Policies, and Nomenclature.


Lesson 3, Safety in the Operating Room

Credit Awarded:


Students who desire credit hours for this correspondence subcourse must meet eligibility requirements and must enroll through the Nonresident Instruction Branch of the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S).

Examination Answer Sheets and Student Comment Forms are available by downloading the original correspondence course manual and printing the forms from it. The manual is available here.


To receive credit hours, you must be officially enrolled and complete an examination furnished by the Nonresident Instruction Section at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Upon successful completion of the examination for this subcourse, you will be awarded 10 credit hours.


You can enroll by going to the web site and enrolling under "Self Development" (School Code 555).


A listing of correspondence courses and subcourses available through the Nonresident Instruction Section is found in Chapter 4 of DA Pamphlet 350-59, Army Correspondence Course Program Catalog. The DA PAM is available at the following website: .


















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