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being a surgical tech

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alexis moreland

on 15 January 2013

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being a surgical tech job description sets up instruments checks for correct equipment shaves patients passes instruments to surgeon serializes instruments cleans and restock operating rooms working conditions stands on feet all the time must have strong stomach needs to be emotionally mature a quick learner EARNINGS 27,000-55,000 a year education 1-2 years of education in medical school a day in the life of a surgical tech. career path health&science/ surgical technician out look in 2016 breakdown of activities
1. before surgery the tech puts surgical instruments, equipment, sterile linens, and solutions into place for the procedure.

2. check equipment to make sure that all equipment works correctly, and makes any necessary adjustments.

3. prepare patients for surgery by washing, shaving, and disinfecting the body parts to be operated on.

4. move patients to operating rooms, help position them on the table, and cover them with sterile surgical linens.

5. before surgery, they help the surgical team disinfect themselves and help them put gloves, gowns and masks on.

6. durimg the surgery the tech hands the doctor the instruments they need step by step. why i want to be a surgical tech. i want to be a surgical tech because i already know quite abit about this job and i don't want to be a doctor and this job is sorta close to it. 7:00-7:30 Reviewing the first case for surgery; opening supplies; making sure all supplies are available and ready for use; checking to see what other cases are scheduled for the day. 7:30 am – 9:00 am Scrubbing down for the first case; preparing the patient for surgery; explaining what will occur during the hernia surgery; assisting the surgeon during the procedure; anticipating what instruments he will need; finishing up the surgery 9:00 am – 9:30 am removing all soiled equipment and surgical gowns; sending non-sterile equipment out to be cleaned and sterilized. then you scrub and mop down the floors. 9:30 am – 10:00 am get instruments ready for the next surgery and prep the next person for surgery 10:00 am – 11:00 am Assisting the surgeon during surgery. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm clean the room up again!
and sett instruments up for next case(surgery) 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm making sure all the tools are ready for the tonsillectomy.
talking with the patient about the procedure;
assisting with the procedure. 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm clean room and sending soiled equipment
out to be cleaned and sterilized. 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Preparing for a cesarean section. 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Assisting during a cesarean section. 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm clean and prepare for next case 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm assist during hip replacement 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm clean up room and clock out by 2016 the percentage should raise up to about 19 percent. 20 years ago.. it was still the same just the technology is different.
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