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Safety in Numbers: The Power of Surgical Technologists in the Operating Room

Consenting to surgery is a leap of faith for patients and families. Knowing that a team of strangers will take you or a loved one away, into a room, put you to sleep and cut into you, is undoubtedly a harrowing experience. I am humbled and honored every day to have patients and families that entrust us to do this. I am confident in our ability to warrant that trust because of the team I am so lucky to work with. I often say that the surgeon is like the quarterback—lots of press, interviews and awards—but the surgical team is like the offensive line—the ones who do most of the hard lifting and drive the success of the team. Continue reading

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Register for the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop

ARC/STSA’s next AFE Workshop is right around the corner! Don’t miss your chance to refresh your skills and connect with peers who are facing the same triumphs and challenges. Continue reading

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A Look Back at the AFE Workshop

This month’s Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop in Tempe, Arizona, was a huge success, thanks to the educators who took time to attend and the ARC/STSA board members and staff who lent their expertise for a day of thought leadership and hands-on education. Continue reading

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Moving Forward Together: Collaborative, Hands-On Learning at AFE Workshop

On May 30, 2018, 70 surgical technology and surgical assisting educators gathered at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida, for the second and final Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop of 2018. Continue reading

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AFE May Workshop: Last Chance in 2018

On May 30, 2018, ARC/STSA will host the last Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop of 2018. New program directors are encouraged to join, especially if they have not yet attended an AFE Workshop. We spoke with Davina Foster, CST, RN, BSN, who attended the February AFE and graciously shared her impressions of the training experience.
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AFE Workshop 2018

Board members and staff presented the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop to an enthusiastic group of nearly 90 surgical technology and surgical assisting educators on February 8, in Charleston, South Carolina. Continue reading

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Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) – Sold Out

At the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators [AFE] Workshop and Beginner Site Visitor Training, offered from 8:00 am -5:00 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018 Designed for both new and seasoned program directors and instructors, the AFE Workshop will guide you through CAAHEP Standards so that your program is best able to take advantage of this highly respected accreditation.

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Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE)

At the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators [AFE] Workshop, offered from 8:00 am -3:00 pm on Saturday, August 5, 2017 the ARC/STSA will guide you through CAAHEP’s accreditation Standards and Guidelines and the accreditation process to enhance your accreditation knowledge, permitting your program to optimize the benefits of this prestigious accreditation. Continue reading

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Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE), Site Visitor Training-Beginning (SVT-B), and Site Visitor Training-Advanced (SVT-A)

At the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators [AFE] Workshop, offered from 8:00 am –3:00 pm on Friday, February 17, 2017 (the day of registration for the AST Educators Conference in Orlando, FL and the opening night speaker), the ARC/STSA will guide you through CAAHEP’s accreditation Standards and Guidelines and the accreditation process to enhance your accreditation knowledge, permitting your program to optimize the benefits of this prestigious accreditation. Continue reading

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ARC/STSA’s May AFE Workshop and SVT-B

This year’s Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) and Site Visitors Training for Beginners (SVT-B), both sponsored by the ARC/STSA, was held on May 31, 2016, in sunny San Diego. Held in conjunction with the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) Conference, the course is designed to introduce first-year directors with opportunities to learn about the CAAHEP’s Standards and Guidelines and its accreditation process. Continue reading

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