Enrollment at this campus for this program has been temporarily halted.
The Surgical Technology field is expected to continue its rapid growth as the nation ages and more people will require surgical interventions. The pool for potential surgical patients will grow even more as people age into Medicare or obtain coverage through health care reform.
Anthem College—Kansas City is prepared to continue training students to enter this important medical support field through its Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technologist. Program graduates can effectively compete for entry-level positions in the field. Over time, they may assume supervisory roles or advance into more specialized areas.
A surgical technologist program provides students with the technical, professional, and emotional skills necessary to handle a job in the operating room (OR). Our associate degree covers a broad spectrum of courses that address these topics. Courses discuss issues such as life and death in the OR and ethics, alongside classes in general, special, orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery.
Surgical technologists are responsible for performing or supervising routine procedures before, during and after surgery. They ensure the OR has been disinfected and all surgical instruments have been properly sterilized and placed on a surgical tray. During surgery, they hand and receive instruments to and from the medical team. They conduct counting procedures to ensure all supplies and instruments are accounted for—a key function to control post-surgical infection and complications. After surgery, they disinfect the OR and dispose or sterilize the instruments used in surgery.
After they have successfully finished all coursework, associate degree candidates are placed in externships with local hospitals, surgicenters or physician practices. There, they assist with surgeries to practice and improve their skills in real-world settings.
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