What do Surgical Technologists do?
Surgical technologists work in the operating room with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses. They help prepare things before surgery by sterilizing the equipment and operating room, prepare patient for surgery, and gathering and arranging the surgery tools
During the surgery, surgical technologists keep the operating room sterile, hand tools to the surgeon and the surgeons assistant, plus help in retracting tissues from the patient
After the surgery, surgical technologists assist with wrapping up the procedure. They are responsible for counting the tools used in surgery, applying dressings, disposing of needles and gauze and maintaining the sterile environment until the patient is moved to recovery.
Surgery Technicians are employed in a hospitals, surgical centers, other outpatient settings. or surgical equipment industry and veterinary services. Some technologists manage central supply departments in hospitals or take positions with insurance companies, sterile supply services, and surgical equipment firms.
There are two different ways to become a surgical technician.
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Surgical Technology
program is designed for students with an interest in working in the surgical setting and caring for patients that are undergoing a surgical procedure.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Surgical Technology
is designed for students with an interest in working in the surgical setting and caring for patients that are undergoing a surgical procedure.
Both programs give training so that you can take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification examination. The Associates degrees gives you additional specialized training.
Surgical Technologists earn around $52,330
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