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A Report from the ARC/STSA Executive Director

Date posted: April 18th, 2019

At the March 2019 meeting of the ARC/STSA, the Board of Directors approved the following language related to Standard I. A. – Sponsorship of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Surgical Technology. Continue reading

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

Date posted: April 18th, 2019

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

Board of Directors Applications due May 31, 2019

Date posted: April 15th, 2019

ARC/STSA Seeks Board of Directors Applicants Academic Administrator and Public Member Positions Open Terms Beginning September 2019 The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) is seeking nominations for two positions on its Board of … Continue reading

Registration Now Open – Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators on May 29, 2019

Date posted: March 4th, 2019

Join Your Peers for an Interactive Learning Experience Don’t miss ARC/STSA’s newly expanded Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in National Harbor, Maryland. The eight-hour workshop will include interactive presentations and activities to help refresh … Continue reading

The Critical Role of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants

Date posted: February 20th, 2019

As the landscape for surgery and hospital administration continues to evolve, surgical technologists and assistants are becoming increasingly integral in the operating room (OR). They allow the surgeon to perform to the best of their ability and for the surgery to run smoothly. Without them, surgeons would struggle with every aspect of the case, from the initial incision to the last stitch. Continue reading

Become an ARC/STSA Site Visitor

Date posted: October 18th, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be on the reviewing end of a site visit? Are you passionate about helping advance surgical assisting and surgical technology programs? Are you looking to improve your own program? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we encourage you to join the ARC/STSA Site Visitor Beginner/Refresher and Advanced Training sessions, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, during the Educators Conference in Tempe, AZ. Continue reading

Janice Grewatz and Karyn Songer Join the ARC/STSA Board of Directors

Date posted: August 13th, 2018

The ARC/STSA is pleased to welcome Janice Lovekamp, BS, CST, CSFA, CSPDT, FAST and Karyn Songer, AS, CST, FAST, to its Board of Directors. Each will hold a three-year term concluding in December 2021. Continue reading

New Staff Member: Welcome, Erin Monroy!

Date posted: August 13th, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Erin Monroy has joined the ARC/STSA team as an accreditation specialist. Erin comes to the ARC/STSA with an extensive background in administration, including serving as a department head in Western States Fire Protection’s corporate office in Centennial, Colorado. Continue reading

Congratulations to ARC/STSA’s 2018 Scholarship Recipients! 

Date posted: June 5th, 2018

Congratulations to ARC/STSA’s 2018 Scholarship Recipients Receiving a Total of $6,000!  (click picture below for complete listing)

2018 Surgical Technology Annual Report Due July 31

Date posted: April 30th, 2018

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