Fundamentals of Surgical Care is a theory and lab/practicum course that introduces concepts basic to practice as a surgical technologist.  The course provides the basis for the essential and supporting elements of communication, safety, legal-ethical considerations, instrumentation, surgical equipment, aseptic techniques, positioning, prepping and draping,  counts in surgery, wound healing and wound closure, syringes, needles, weights and measures, surgical drainage systems, surgical specimens and wound dressings used in surgery are covered. The surgical patient, vital signs, and preoperative routines are explored. Additionally, roles of the surgical team, and professional responsibilities is covered.