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.
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