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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.
7790 East Arapahoe Road, Suite 240
Englewood, CO 80112-1274
(303) 694-9130


Liaison Council on Certification for Surgical Technologist (LCC-ST)
7790 East Araphoe, Road Suite 240
Englewood, CO 80112-1274
(303) 694-9264
(800) 707-0057 (Certification exam information only)


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