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Maintaining Safety & Quality When Reopening Labs: Issues to Consider During a Pandemic

Date posted: July 21st, 2020

Webinar Resources*  Presentation Slides Resource List Supplemental Resource Materials – including online learning tools, guide for online curriculum design and instruction, planning guide and considerations for reopening, sample lab signage, safety data sheets for cleaning products, and more! * The … Continue reading


3 Months In: Reflections and Tips for Instructors in Our New Normal

Date posted: June 12th, 2020

As educators, we have just finished our most challenging semester yet. Some programs have been relatively fortunate, while others have faced unimaginable burdens and losses. I personally have found this semester to be a challenge and a learning opportunity. Continue reading


Honing Your Craft — From OR to Classroom

Date posted: June 12th, 2020

Surgical technologists and surgical assistants who answer the call to be educators are not always trained as such. We come as skilled practitioners who have dedicated years to perfecting our craft, ensure each surgical procedure runs as smoothly as a philharmonic symphony. As educators, we all strive to bring that same passion, effort and dedication to the instruction of our students. Continue reading


Going the Distance: What We Can Learn from Distance Education Specialists

Date posted: June 12th, 2020

As instructors acclimate to online learning, they have been identifying methods and tools that work best for their students in real-time. For distance educators, the concept is not so new. We spoke with two experts in the field to understand what can be learned from their experience regularly working in a remote teaching environment. Continue reading


COVID-19 Extensions and Postponements

Date posted: April 20th, 2020

At-a-glance list of ARC/STSA activities that have been postponed or submission deadlines that have been extended as of April 20, 2020.  Continue reading


Crystal Warner, CST, CSA, FAST, Joins ARC/STSA as Education Manager

Date posted: April 10th, 2020

The Accreditation Review Council on Education In Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) is pleased to welcome Crystal Warner, CST, CSA, FAST, as Education Manager. In this role, Warner is responsible for developing resources to support educators; and, managing outreach … Continue reading


2020 Scholarship Program: Deadline Extended Through May 1. Apply Today!

Date posted: March 24th, 2020

Apply Now for the ARC/STSA Scholarship Program. The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical
Assisting (ARC/STSA) is pleased to announce the launch of the ARC/STSA 2018 Scholarship Program in service to the surgical technology and surgical assisting student and educator communities Continue reading


AFE Workshop Canceled for May 27, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia

Date posted: March 18th, 2020

Please note, the May 27, 2020, Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) has been canceled due to the current public heath crisis. Those who have already registered and paid will be contacted directly with the options of a full refund or … Continue reading


ARC/STSA Cancels May 27, 2020, AFE Workshop

Date posted: March 18th, 2020

Given the current public health crisis, the ARC/STSA has made the decision to proactively cancel the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) workshop scheduled for May 27, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. We understand that your focus as educators is fully on … Continue reading


ARC/STSA Office Operations: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Date posted: March 17th, 2020

In an effort to protect the health and well-being of our staff, the ARC/STSA administrative offices will operate on a remote basis beginning Tuesday, March 17.  We will continue to serve our programs and be available during our normal business … Continue reading