Support doctors and other medical professionals as an operating room technician.
What is Surgical Technology?
The surgical technologist is trained to perform specific functions in the operating room and is a vital member of the surgical team. Surgical technologists prepare supplies, equipment, and assist in preparing patients for surgery. Their duties include preparing the operating room with instruments, equipment, and all sterile supplies required for an operation. The surgical technologist is responsible for passing instruments during surgery, holding retractors, cutting sutures, and counting all instruments, needles and sponges used during an operation. They may also apply post-operative dressings or assist with the application of casts. Surgical technologists also learn how to sterilize instruments. They handle special drugs, solutions, supplies, and equipment used for specific procedures. In addition, they are responsible for helping clean and maintain a safe operating room environment.
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Length of Program
You can complete the Hopkinsville Community College and Madisonville Community College Surgical Technology Program in two semesters following completion of prerequisites.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.