Monthly Archives: July 2019

Tips for Navigating the Preceptor, Educator, Student Relationship

Date posted: July 19th, 2019

Preceptors play a critical role in the OR, helping ensure students are set up for success while learning on the job. Before a student sets foot in the OR, however, educators must also do their part and serve as a conduit between student and preceptor. The relationship among these individuals requires thoughtfulness, clear communication and an understanding of expectations. Continue reading


Think Outside the Box: Butcher Paper, Bubble Wrap and Powdered Lemonade

Date posted: July 19th, 2019

Many of our students struggle to use their imagination to visualize, understand and memorize information. While traditional teaching methods (books, PowerPoint presentations) have a place, they do not always help students retain information. My father was an “inventor” of sorts and taught me how to find extraordinary use for ordinary items. Over the years I have successfully used his outside-the-box mentality to bring new concepts to students. Here I’ll share a few ideas that have been fun for our students and helped them retain information. Continue reading


A Global Perspective on the Surgical Profession

Date posted: July 19th, 2019

As a surgical technologist, I am constantly aware of the diversity of our patients. As an educator, I realize the diversity of the students I teach. As a citizen of the world, I understand how we must educate ourselves of the difference and similarities in people around the world. Continue reading