It's that time of year again! Time to celebrate the amazing surgical technologists who make our operating rooms run like clockwork. These skilled professionals are an invaluable part of the OR team, and we can't imagine working without them. If you're a surgical technologist, or if you work with one, be sure to let them know how much you appreciate them this week!
What is a Surgical Technologist?
A surgical technologist is a member of the surgical team who works closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and registered nurses to ensure that surgeries are performed smoothly and safely. Surgical technologists typically have an associate's degree or certification from an accredited surgical technology program. They must also pass a national certification exam.
Surgical technologists play a vital role in the OR by preparing the operating room for surgery, sterile draping of the patient, passing instruments to the surgeon, and counting sponges and needles. They also monitor the well-being of the patient during surgery and may assist in transporting the patient to the recovery room. In some cases, surgical technologists may also scrub in for surgeries.
Why We Appreciate Surgical Technologists
Surgical technologists are an essential part of every operating room team. They help ensure that surgeries are performed safely and efficiently, and they often go above and beyond to make sure that their patients are as comfortable as possible. This week, let's all take a moment to appreciate the hard work and dedication of these unsung heroes!
Little Miss Goes to Surgery
In the story Little Miss Goes to Surgery, her Surgical Technologist greets her as she enters the operating room. The Surgical Technologist not only makes her feel welcomed, but also safe. Her Surgical Technologist played a key role in making her surgery a success. Little Miss is grateful for not only her Surgical Technologist, but the Surgical Technologist out there who work in the operating room.
Thank you, surgical technologists, for everything that you do! We couldn't do it without you.