What is a Surgical Technician?

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Re: What is a Surgical Technician?

Postby tad » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:46 pm

What does a surgical technologist do?

The primary duty of surgical technologists is assisting surgeons during surgical procedures. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and even help in post-operative recovery rooms.

I recommend to read this interview with Surgical Technician:

https://www.theapprenticedoctor.com/interview-surgical-technologist/

And one more interesting and useful article:

https://www.theapprenticedoctor.com/becoming-certified-surgical-technologist/
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Re: What is a Surgical Technician?

Postby Tutor » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:28 am

johan123 wrote:
Most surgical technologists — about 71 percent in the United States — work in hospitals, mainly in operating and delivery rooms. Surgical technologist are also adaptive to deal with equipment handling, as handling a C-arm flouroscope in angioplasty and orthopedics and in many other departments as well. A surgical technologist with multiple experiences is preferred. Other jobs are in offices of physicians or dentists who perform outpatient surgery and in outpatient care centers, including ambulatory surgery centers. Career prospects for surgical technologists is expected to grow in the coming years. According to the US Bureau for Labor Statistics, employment of surgical technologists is expected to grow in that country by 24 percent between 2006 and 2016, much faster than the average for all occupations.This trend is related to the expected rise in the number of surgical procedures performed, as the population grows and ages. Older people, including the baby boom generation, who generally require more surgical procedures, will account for a larger portion of the general population. In addition, technological advances, such as fiber optics and laser technology, will permit an increasing number of new surgical procedures to be performed and also will allow surgical technologists to assist with a greater number of procedures


Although this is an old post but it has all the info that I need about surigical technician. Thanks @Johan
for a detailed post. Here is what I thought about a surgical technician - A Surgical Technologist is an allied health professional working as a part of the team delivering surgical care.
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