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<p>Surgical technologists provide patient care and assume appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery. Surgical technologists prepare the operating room, assist surgeons during operations are responsible for maintaining a sterile environment.</p><br>
<p>Surgical technologists provide patient care and assume appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery. Surgical technologists prepare the operating room, assist surgeons during operations are responsible for maintaining a sterile environment.</p><br>

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SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST

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Surgical technologists provide patient care and assume appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery. Surgical technologists prepare the operating room, assist surgeons during operations are responsible for maintaining a sterile environment.


Under the direction of a physician, surgical technologist are educated to properly position a patient on the operating table, assist in connecting and applying surgical equipment, monitoring devices, and preparing the incision site by cleaning the skin.


No license is required for surgical technologists. Hospitals are responsible for their training and set their own requirements.


Association of Surgical Technologists, Inc.
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 200
Littleton CO 80120
(303) 694-9130
(303) 694-9169 Fax

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Ste. 100
Littleton, CO 80120
(800) 707-0057 (Certification exam information only)
(303) 325-2536 Fax



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