Surgical Technologists work alongside a surgeon to help ensure operating room and environment safety. They also make sure the equipment functions properly and that procedures are conducted correctly for patient safety. They must have expertise in aseptic techniques and sterilization. While in the operating room, they will handle supplies and necessary equipment during a surgical procedure. They must understand the procedure being done and the needs of the surgeon. During the actual surgery, they may assist in cutting, clamping, and suturing tissue among many other tasks. The surgical technologist checks supplies and equipment needed for each procedure, and set up the sterile table with the necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment. They will also assist in obtaining any additional instruments needed throughout the procedure. The majority of surgical technologists work in hospitals in the surgical department or in emergency rooms.
• Assist in cutting, clamping, and suturing tissue
• Check supplies and equipment
• Assist surgeon during procedures
• Set up and sterile instruments
Surgical Technologist programs are available in certificate and associate degrees. They are offered at a variety of universities and hospitals.
• Associates Degree in Surgical Technology or LPN with previous scrub experience
• Registered by National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Accredited Surgical Technologist Schools in Michigan
Henry Ford Community College
Lansing Community College
Macomb Community College
Northern Michigan University
Oakland Community College
VIA: William Beaumont hospital
Wayne County Community College District