Articles tagged with surgical technologist

The Lingering Problem of Retained Surgical Items

Despite advancements in medicine and surgical techniques, retained surgical items continue to be a problem in the medical community. Read on to learn how items get left behind, what the cost is for the community and what you can do about it.

5 Unique Surgical Tech Skills You Need to Succeed

Surgical techs play a unique, hands-on role in the medical field and the skills needed to succeed are just as unique. The usual descriptors like "team-player" and "dedicated" are all great to have, but these five skills identified by surgical techs will help you stand out.

New Legislation Sheds Light on Importance of Surg Techs in the Operating Room

A patient often trusts that when they are unconscious lying on an operating table all the hospital staff performing their surgery is credentialed, but for some hospitals, that's not a requirement. Currently, the only hospital staff position in the operating room that is not required to meet minimum education and certification standards is a surgical technologist, or surg tech.

Surgical Technologist Duties: A Day in the Life

Doctors and nurses aren't the only important people in an operating room when someone's life is on the line - surgical technologists assist them with life-saving procedures. But what, exactly, do they do? Some pretty important stuff, it turns out.

National Surgical Technologist Week: Celebrate Those Behind the Masks

Being a surgical technologist is hard work. It often pulls at the heart strings and can affect whether somebody lives or dies. To acknowledge all of the difficult tasks expected of a surgical technologist, Sept. 16 through Sept. 21 of this year has been designated National Surgical Technologist Week.

One Student's Road to a Career as a Surgical Technologist

A person will often graduate with a degree, only to later realize it wasn't for them and go back to school to earn a degree in something more suitable to their interests and talents. That's what happened to recent Rasmussen College Surgical Technologist graduate, Summer Blakey.

Common Medical Errors

This article will list common medical errors and how operating room staff can prevent them from happening.

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