PA 552 Medical Procedures, 4 credits

In this course, students employ knowledge, skills, and techniques learned in PA 539 Patient Assessment II to evaluate surgical patients. Students learn to perform procedures such as suturing, splinting, wound care, intravenous insertions, nasogastric intubations and Foley catheter insertion. Students learn principles of surgery, including pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care, and minor surgical procedures.