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"I like to be around people and like to help others so the medical field is the best for me. I’m really proud of myself and I’m happy with my career."Christina C.
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"Since graduation, I have worked in all aspects of the medical field from family practice to sleep disorders. I make great money, and my life is very full! Thanks NCI and thanks Mrs. K!"Denise S.
"My future looks hopeful. My future looks independent. My future looks secure because I know that I have skills that can carry me anywhere."Cynthia M.
Surgical Technologist Course Activities
Surgical Technologists, also called operating room technicians, assist in surgical operations. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries.
Before an operation, Surgical Technologists prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment. They also prepare patients for surgery by washing and disinfecting incision sites, positioning the patients on the operating table, covering them with sterile drapes, and taking them to and from the operating room. Surgical Technologists prepare sterile solutions and medications used in surgery and check that all surgical equipment is working properly. They help the surgical team put on sterile gowns and gloves.
Surgical Technologists typically perform the following tasks:
- Preparing operating rooms for surgery.
- Sterilizing equipment and make sure that there are adequate supplies for surgery.
- Readying patients for surgery, such as by washing and disinfecting incision sites.
- Helping surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies.
- Counting supplies, such as sponges and instruments.
- Maintaining a sterile environment.
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