Monthly Archives: April 2019

A Report from the ARC/STSA Executive Director

2019-10-22T12:04:05-06:00April 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.

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

2019-11-18T14:08:34-07:00April 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.

A Special Thank You to 2 ARC/STSA Board Members

2019-10-22T12:04:06-06:00April 18th, 2019|

In a recent Board of Directors meeting, the ARC/STSA honored two board members, ARC/STSA President Dr. Cynthia Casparis and Dorothy Rothgery, for their service to the organization. Dr. Casparis and Ms. Rothgery both served two terms, and their tenure ends in June 2019. ARC/STSA is grateful for the time, talent and knowledge they each brought to help move the organization forward.

ARC/STSA Policy Changes

2019-04-18T09:30:12-06:00April 12th, 2019|

The ARC/STSA Board of Directors recently met and voted on policy updates that will be implemented beginning in 2020. Below is a brief update on the changes.

Finding the Right Fit: Advice for Students, From a Student

2019-04-18T09:31:06-06:00April 12th, 2019|

Sarah Galbraith is a surgical technology student at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, and is quickly approaching graduation. But not long ago, she was a prospective student, applying to the surgical technology program and learning new things along the way. In this interview, Sarah shares many aspects of her program from which she has benefitted, as well as advice for prospective students starting their own application journey.

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