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Surgical Technology Program

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of a team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.

The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique. The technologist combines knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, implementation of instruments, and techniques to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

The ten-month Surgical Technology program awards a certificate upon completion and prepares an individual to be an effective member of the surgical team.

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate has met the educational requirements necessary to be eligible to take the National Certification Examination offered by the Liaison Council on Certification for Surgical Technologists.

Southeast Hospital College of Nursing & Health Sciences • 2001 William Street • Cape Girardeau • MO • 63703 • 573-334-6825
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