Surgical Tech Program - Main

What do surgical techs do?

As stated in www.bls.gov, surgical technologists typically do the following:

  • Prepare operating rooms for surgery
  • Sterilize equipment and make sure that there are adequate supplies for surgery
  • Ready patients for surgery, such as by washing and disinfecting incision sites
  • Help surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies
  • Count supplies, such as sponges and instruments
  • Maintain a sterile environment

Surgical technologists work as members of a healthcare team alongside other healthcare workers including surgeons and nurses.

Before an operation, surgical technologists prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment. They also prepare patients for surgery by washing and disinfecting incision sites, positioning the patients on the operating table, covering them with sterile drapes, and taking them to and from the operating room. Surgical technologists prepare sterile solutions and medications used in surgery and check that all surgical equipment is working properly. They help the surgical team put on sterile gowns and gloves.

During an operation, surgical technologists pass instruments and supplies to surgeons and first assistants. They also hold retractors, hold internal organs in place during the procedure, or set up robotic surgical equipment. Technologists also may handle specimens taken for laboratory analysis.

Once the operation is complete, surgical technologists may apply bandages and other dressings to the incision site. They may also help transfer patients to recovery rooms and restock operating rooms after a procedure.

Surgical Techs are in Demand

The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicted employment of surgical techs to grow 12% from 2016-2016- faster than the average of all occupations combined. California EDD projects growth of about 15% from 2010-2020, according to www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov. More surgeries are performed to treat illnesses and injuries, and with the aging of the large baby-boom generation, the need for new surgical techs increases.

Advantages with Altamont

At Altamont Healthcare, we offer flexible tuition payment options. We realize the high cost of education and the need that cost should not prevent someone from achieving what they want. We offer various payment options plus we offer the lowest cost of the program. Quality and affordable education is always our top priority.

We offer small class sizes! We realize that education is learned better when there is more interaction. Fewer students will make it more likely to achieve this goal.

Learn from the best. Our instructors are very qualified to teach and lead you to your exciting career. They have experience in what they teach and knowledge to impart for you to succeed in your certification program. Our curriculum is prepared with utmost plan to ensure theoretical knowledge and hands-on exercises. We affiliate with hospitals where you obtain externship hours of actual, real life experience.