Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technologist The Surgical Technologist Program will prepare students to become an integral part of the surgical team in a variety of perioperative settings. Students will develop an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology, surgical procedures, and safe and effective conditions required for surgery. Through laboratory and hands-on practice, they will learn procedures for creating and maintaining sterile conditions, setting up the operating room, and the preparation of equipment and instruments in advance of surgery. They will also study medical law and ethics, communication skills and health psychology, in order to be capable of delivering patient-centered care.

As a health professional whose primary duty is assisting and attending the surgeon, a surgical technologist usually works under pressure – with focused concentration, speed and accuracy – for extended periods of time. The integrative approach at Swedish Institute will prepare students in our Surgical Technologist Program to work in this important field while caring for themselves as well as for their patients.

Surgical TechnologistSURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST CAREERS

The Surgical Technologist Program is a 94.50 quarter-credit hour program. Graduates of the program earn an Associate in Occupational Studies Degree with a concentration in surgical technology.

Graduates may work in a variety of settings, such as hospital surgical department, outpatient surgical centers, physician’s offices, and ambulatory surgical centers, as well as in the private sector in medical sales, product development and education.

Introduction to Health Care and Careers

Introduction to Health Care and Careers
Roxann DeLaet
Call Number: W 21 DEL 2012
ISBN: 9781582559001
Publication Date: 2011-05-16

Surgical Technology Examination

Surgical Technology Examination
Carolan Sherman; Mary Chmielewski
Call Number: W 18.2 SHE 2012
ISBN: 9780071745765
Publication Date: 2012-04-02

Pearson's Surgical Technology Exam Review

Pearson’s Surgical Technology Exam Review
Emily M. Rogers; Emily H. Boegli; Kathy LaRue
Call Number: W 18.2 ROG 2013
ISBN: 9780135000489
Publication Date: 2012-01-02

Mosby's PDQ for Surgical Technology

Mosby’s PDQ for Surgical Technology
Robin D. Hueske
Call Number: WO 178 HUE 2007
ISBN: 9780323052610
Publication Date: 2007-11-14

Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist
Katherine Snyder; Chris Keegan
Call Number: WO 500 AST 2011
ISBN: 9781437710021
Publication Date: 2011-10-11

Technological Sciences for the Surgical Technologist

Technological Sciences for the Surgical Technologist
Paul Price; Kevin Frey; Karen Ludwig (Editor); Deanna Beckett (Editor); Denis Frolov (Photographer)
Call Number: WO 162 PRI 2003
ISBN: 0926805398
Publication Date: 2008-11-01

Study Guide with Lab Manual for AST's Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist: A Positive Care Approach, 3rd

Study Guide with Lab Manual for AST’s Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist: A Positive Care Approach, 3rd
Smyth, Kathleen A.
Call Number: 610.73 S6677w V.34 N.4
ISBN: 9781435487666
Publication Date: 2009-08-26

Differentiating Surgical Instruments

Differentiating Surgical Instruments
Colleen Rutherford
Call Number: 610.73 P614w V. 40 N. 2
ISBN: 9780803625457
Publication Date: 2011-11-16

AST Sugical Case Management Series

AST Sugical Case Management Series
Call Number: WO 500 AST 2007 CDROM
ISBN:9780926805620
Publication Date: 2007

AST Preoperative Case Management

AST Preoperative Case Management
Call Number: WO 500 AST 2007 CDROM
ISBN:980926805590
Publication Date: 2007

AST Surgical positioning, prepping & draping

AST Surgical positioning, prepping & draping
Call Number: WO 500 AST 2007 CDROM
ISBN: 9780926805583
Publication Date: 2007

AST Introduction to asepsis and sterile technique

AST Introduction to asepsis and sterile technique
Call Number: WO 500 AST 2007 CDROM
ISBN:780926805576
Publication Date: 2007

AST Intraoperative Case Management

AST Intraoperative Case Management
Call Number: WO 500 AST 2007 CDROM
ISBN: 9780926805606
Publication Date: 2007

AST Basic Surgical Instrumentation

AST Basic Surgical Instrumentation
Call Number: WO 500 AST 2007 CDROM
ISBN:780926805569
Publication Date: 2007

AST Post Operative Case Management

AST Post Operative Case Management
Call Number: WO 500 AST 2007 CDROM
ISBN:780926805613
Publication Date: 2007

AST Wound Closure Techniques

AST Wound Closure Techniques
Call Number: WO 188 AST 2006 CDROM
ISBN:9780926805538
Publication Date: 2006

AST: Making a Difference A Career in Surgical Technology part 1
AST: Making a Difference A Career in Surgical Technology part 2
AST: Postoperative Case Management DVD sample clip
AST: Intraoperative Case Management DVD sample clip
AST: Preoperative Case Management DVD sample clip
AST: Basic Surgical Instrumentation DVD sample clip
AST: Surgical Positioning, Prepping and Draping DVD sample clip
AST: Introduction to Asepsis DVD sample clip
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AMSN: Introduction to Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
PostCare: Patient Education Wound Care
AORN: Hand Hygiene - Surgical Scrub For The OR