Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology

A Surgical Technologist prepares and passes surgical instruments and supplies to the surgeon.  The surgical technologist creates a sterile field before and during surgery.  Students shall:

*   Apply the theory of sterile technique regarding quality patient care and safety

*   Maintain surgical knowledge involving instruments, supplies, medications, and specimens

*  Proper medical terminology usage

*  Apply basic sciences including anatomy and physiology

*  Have a working knowledge of computers

*  Understand the legal and scope of practice limitations

*  Sit for the national board of surgical technology surgical assisting (NBSTSA) examination for CST credential

*  Ensures patient safety and care through supervision

** Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), and ARC/STSA

Credential Potential
Upon successful completion, the individual is eligible to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam.
The annual report for 2016 covering academic year 8/1/2014 through 6/30/2015 Outcome Assessment Exam (OAE) pass rate was 62%.
Accreditation
The program reports to the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Contact Information
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL  33763
Phone 727-210-2350

1200 hours; M-F 8:00 am — 3:30 pm*

Required WK scores: Math  4, Locating 4, Reading 5

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