Monthly Archives: September 2016

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

2017-02-28T08:47:44-07:00September 30th, 2016|

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.

Celebrating NSTW at Glendale Career College

2016-10-12T09:03:59-06:00September 26th, 2016|

National Surgical Technologist Week is filled with special recognition for students at Glendale Career College (GCC) in Glendale, California. At GCC, NSTW has been an annual event for the past 25 years. Students are recognized for their outstanding academic achievements and the campus shows its appreciating with special events, including visits from local surgeons who are active in the Program Advisory Committee for Surgical Technology.

Celebrating the Unknown Faces of the Operating Room

2016-10-12T09:04:30-06:00September 26th, 2016|

To be a surgical technologist and celebrate every year during our National Surgical Technologists Week is truly an honor. Surgical technologists play a vital role in patient care during surgical procedures, and it is surprising to see how few people know who we are and what we do.

Congratulations to the 2016 ARC/STSA Scholarship Program Recipients!

2016-10-12T09:05:04-06:00September 7th, 2016|

Since 2005, the ARC/STSA Board of Directors annually awards multiple scholarships as part of its commitment to the advancement of surgical technology and surgical assisting education. The ARC/STSA Scholarship Program is designed to assist surgical technology and surgical assisting student members and educators in their pursuit of higher education in the professions. At the March 2016 meeting, the Board of Directors awarded $5,050 (combined) in scholarships.

The Art of Preceptorships: What They Are and How Program Directors Can Encourage Them

2016-10-12T09:06:01-06:00September 7th, 2016|

Preceptors are the seasoned surgical technologists and surgical assistants who have worked in the operating room for a particular service, such as neuro, obstetrics and gynecology, vascular, general and ENT, and have mastered the techniques used by most, if not all, of the surgeons that have privileges. The preceptor is one of the most important and relevant members of the healthcare education team.

ARC/STSA National Surgical Technology Trends

2016-09-06T10:57:43-06:00September 6th, 2016|

Wondering how your Surgical Technology program’s outcomes compare to the rest of the nation? Well, now you can find out quickly. The ARC/STSA has compiled and published national statistics outcomes covering the last three reporting years.

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