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Is being a surgical assistant interesting?

I am curious because I am trying to decide. And I would want my job to be fun and interesting. While still learning new things. #doctor #nursing #healthcare #health #surgery #surgeon #medical-practice

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Specialized training for a specialized career. The Surgical Technology program prepares students to work as valuable members of a surgical team, which most commonly includes surgeons, anesthesiologists, and circulating nurses. Surgical Technologists assist in surgical procedures under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel. They perform a variety of critical hands-on tasks, including: Preparing operating rooms by setting up surgical instruments and equipment Preparing patients for surgery by washing, shaving, and disinfecting incision sites Passing instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons during surgical procedures Maintaining a proper sterile field throughout the surgical process Monitoring and assessing operating room conditions Benefit from: A strong foundation in both the theory and techniques of surgical technology Hands-on learning in on-site surgical laboratories that simulate the surgical environment Valuable, practical experience gained through the completion of clinical practicums at off-campus healthcare facilities, under the supervision of instructors and professional practitioners Liberal arts and sciences courses that provide students with a foundation of skills and knowledge necessary to reason clearly and communicate effectively Certification The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Only students who complete a CAAHEP-accredited Surgical Technology program are eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam, a national credentialing exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Seventy-eight percent of Berkeley College’s Surgical Technology students who graduated between August 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016, passed the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam on their first attempt. This pass rate is higher than the national average of 69.8 percent, according to statistics from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Here are the classes! MAJOR CORE COURSES 3 Credit Hours HEA2200 Medical Terminology 3 Credit Hours HEA2203 Ethical and Legal Aspects of Health Services 6 Credit Hours SUR1100 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology 6 Credit Hours SUR2112 Surgical Techniques 3 Credit Hours SUR2120 Surgical Specialty Intervention Procedures 2 Credit Hours SUR2251 Pharmacology and Anesthesiology 5 Credit Hours SUR2280 Operating Room Clinical Practicum I 5 Credit Hours SUR2290 Operating Room Clinical Practicum II 4 Credit Hours SUR2292 Surgical Technology Capstone LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CORE COURSES 3 Credit Hours ENG1105 Writing and Research 3 Credit Hours ENG2205 Writing Through Literature 3 Credit Hours SCI1100 Anatomy and Physiology I 1 Credit Hour SCI1110 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I 3 Credit Hours SCI2100 Anatomy and Physiology II 1 Credit Hours SCI2110 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II 3 Credit Hours SCI2228 Microbiology 3 Credit Hours SOC2225 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits Humanities Elective
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