A surgical technologist is an allied health professional who works as part of the surgical team to ensure that the operative procedure is conducted under optimal conditions. Surgical technologists will be responsible for preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative duties that may include preparing the operating room, creating and maintaining the sterile field, counting the necessary items and instruments, exposure of the operative site with sterile drapes, specimen and medication handling, passing instrumentation and supplies to the surgeon, dressing application, removal of used instruments from the O.R., and preparation of the O.R. for the next patient.
The surgical technology program at Lone Star College-Tomball is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, or CAAHEP, located at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-2359, or by visiting their website at http://www.caahep.org.
Accreditation is achieved upon the recommendations by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, or ARC-STSA, located at 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton CO, 80120, Phone: 303-694-9262. You may also visit them on the web at http://www.arcstsa.org/.
First Semester Courses
Introduction to Surgical Technology
Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
Operating Room Technician2
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