Left Background
In the Spotlight

Friday, September 28, 2012

Washington Association of Surgical Technologists meet at CPTC

More than 50 surgical technologists from The Washington Association of Surgical Technologists will meet at Clover Park Technical College on Saturday, Sept. 29 for their annual business meeting and fall workshop.

The meeting will take place in the Rotunda at CPTC and will feature presentations on the latest technology in open heart surgery, breast cancer and facial trauma. In addition, they will be discussing House Bill 2414, which is currently in the Washington State House of Representatives and will affect certifications for the surgical technologists in the state.

CPTC's Surgical Technology Program is hosting this year's event.

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

The surgical technology training program at CPTC lasts approximately six quarters and is a combination of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience.

Students can expect to take courses that include basic sciences, patient care, surgical procedures, and human anatomy, combined with clinical rotations in area health care facilities. Classroom instruction, lab, and clinical internship prepare students to assume the role of a perioperative team member in a variety of healthcare delivery settings.

For more information on the WA-AST meeting contact Sherridan Poffenroth, WA-AST President, at sepoff@q.com
Right Background