4 Essential Traits for the Aspiring Surgical Technologist

Being an Aspiring Surgical Technologist In addition to Surgical Technology Training, an aspiring surgical technologist must be equipped with a variety of skills in order to succeed. Check out these 4 essential traits for surgical techs. Remain Calm Under Pressure Oftentimes, as a surgical technologist, you will be placed in emergency situations where a person’s life is in your hands. You may be faced with the need to tackle and complete medical procedures with immediacy under harsh or gruesome circumstances. It is imperative to remain composed during these times in order to accomplish the task at hand. A singled stressed-out

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Surgical Technologists: Tools You’ll Want to Know!

Surgical technologists also called operating room techs or scrub techs, aid surgeons in the operating room. Surgical techs prepare the operating room by prepping and arranging the surgical tools. Surgical techs also exchange instruments to and from the surgeons during surgery.  Knowing the tools is key to a successful career as a tech. Here is a peek into some of the tools that surgical technologists handle on a daily basis. Instruments are categorized into categories such as cutting, holding, hemostatic, retractors, clamps and distractors, accessories and implants. Cutting instruments This class of tools is used to make incisions or make cuts to remove tissue. Mayo

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Surgical Techs and New Technology in the OR

The future is here with new technology Those of you who are thinking about careers as Surgical Technologists may be wondering what the future holds in terms of the newest, most advanced operating room technologies. For example, the use of robotics has already appeared in operating rooms around the country. With recent government rules for better treatment and shorter hospitalizations, especially for non-emergency surgeries, technological advances will mean not only less time in the hospital but reducing the need for some procedures as well as the frequency of others. Training Surgical Technologists in the correct use of the latest medical equipment

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Surgical Tech Student Awarded Scholarship

Ruth Duran, Surgical Technology student at Milwaukee Career College (MCC) was the recent winner of the Melinda Wilkes Memorial Scholarship! The scholarship is awarded to MCC students bi-annually and is based on demonstrated scholastic achievement as well as an above-average potential for success in their chosen field of work. The recipient must be of good character and have a record of good citizenship and community service.

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Personality Traits of a Successful Surgical Technologist

Successful Surgical Technologist Interested in being a successful surgical technologist? You may be wanting to join the medical field but aren’t interested in the huge amount of debt that accompanies medical school. Surgical Technology could be the perfect career choice for you! Milwaukee Career College offers a Surgical Technology training program that may be exactly what you’re looking for. Before you decide to enroll in Surgical Technology training, find out if Surgical Technology is the right career choice for you! Working in a surgery room takes a special kind of person. See if becoming a Surgical Tech fits your personality

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Do You Know the Responsibilities of the Surgical Technologist?

You need to know responsibilities of the Surgical Technologist. All jobs have responsibilities, but not all of them are life-and-death responsibilities. Such is the case in surgical technology, where every step is critical to the health of the patient. It’s a big job that comes with big responsibilities. Of course, being an integral part of the healthcare field, these responsibilities are relatively clearly spelled out. The Association of Surgical Technologists is an organization that advocates for surgical technologists, designed to ensure that surgical techs have the proper knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer top-notch patient care. The AST spells

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