The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

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Preparing for gaming my CST exam.. finished school a long time ago. Looking to purchase all the books needed to study for my exam. I would like to purchase them Used but in good condition... also which books and editions do I need to buy. Thank you.
My name is Dawn Foster from Staff Icons Recruitment. We have several Certified Surgical Technologists Positions Available in Santa Clara County, CA. Please see list below. If you are interested, please email me and let me know which position you would like to learn more about. I look forward to hearing from you soon! There is never any fees for my services! We also welcome any referrals you might share, as we offer a very lucrative referral bonus for any candidate you referred to us that we place: My Clients pay rate is in the top 5% of the U.S., and offer shift differentials of 10% for evenings and 16% for nights, and they have exceptional benefits They are looking for: *CVOR CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS: LOCATION: SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA Must have at least 2 years experience as a Certified Surgical Tech. All candidates must be certified through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Education: Completion of an accredited program recognized by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or formal structure surgical program, (e.g., military services) *CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST: LOCATION: SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA Must have at least 2 years as a Certified Surgical Tech. All candidates must be certified through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Education: Completion of an accredited program recognized by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or formal structure surgical program, (e.g., military services) Circulate through different surgical lines or ortho focused. Inpatient and Outpatient roles. *CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST: LOCATION- SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA: Qualifications: Education: Associate's Degree, Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience: Minimum one (1) to three (3) years of cath angio work related experience. License/Certification: - BLS - Basic Life Support. - ACLS - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support within 6 months of hire. - RTF - California State Fluoroscopic Permit. - CRT - Certified by the State of California Department of Public Health in Diagnostic Radiologic Technology. - ARRT RTR- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certification Reg. Tech-Radiography *RAD TECH EDUCATOR: LOCATION: SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA Education: Associate's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college. Graduate from an accredited Radiologic Technology or Cardiovascular Technology program. Experience: Five (5) years of experience in cardiac, interventional radiology and neurovascular procedures and one (1) year of experience in planning and implementing educational programs. License/Certification: The following license/certifications will be required at time of hire: ARRT RT(R)-American Registry of Radiologic Technologists-Registered Technologist- Radiography. ACLS- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. RTF - California State Fluoroscopic Permit. And one of the following advanced certifications: RCIS-Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist. ARRT-CI Advanced Certification – Cardiovascular Invasive Certification. ARRT-VI Advanced Certification – Vascular-Interventional Radiography Certification. Please answer the following questions: Are you Certified through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting? Do you have any of the following Licensure or Certifications?: ARRT RT(R)-American Registry of Radiologic Technologists-Registered Technologist- Radiography. ACLS- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. RTF - California State Fluoroscopic Permit. Do you have any of the following advanced certifications?: RCIS-Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist. ARRT-CI Advanced Certification – Cardiovascular Invasive Certification. ARRT-VI Advanced Certification – Vascular-Interventional Radiography Certification. How many years of experience do you have? • What Shifts are you looking to work? 1st, 2nd or 3rd? • What are you looking to make in salary? . Why are you looking for a new job? . Are you willing to relocate to this area if you are not in a commutable area from Santa Clara County? Please let me know which positions and you are interested from the list above and the best time to contact you via phone to discuss all. Please also provide me with the best number to reach you on. Please also send me your most update resume. Send to: [email protected] I look forward to hearing from you. Best regards, Dawn Foster Staff Icons- A Biotech Recruitment Firm www.stafficons.com 201-986-7888 [email protected]
It was great meeting the team and visiting your booth at the Magnet Conference in Orlando, Florida! I was excited to hear I could post my open positions here. I am currently hiring for NBSTSA Certified Surgical Techs. We pay in the top 5% of the country, offer top benefits and retirement, help you commute to work for free, provide continued education funds, and we are a level 1 trauma magnet hospital ranked 12th in the nation. We are also opening a brand new state of the art hospital in November that will put us at 41 OR's and 600+ beds. If interested, please apply here or reach out to me.
How can I find out if a surgical technician program is accredited ?
....The more lifeless, regimented, and monumental reality appears to be, the more secure men feel. The danger is being alive itself. ---Klaus Theweleit The Purpose of Life …is Life Robert Magill Note ( I used logical simplicity a.la Einstein but could not include freedom.) The sole purpose of life, and therefore our only human purpose may simply be, life itself. That, upon reflection, would appear to be almost enough. The life force does have its urges though, lots of them, it would appear. After countless eons of self-replication along came sexual reproduction, life had apparently gotten to be in somewhat more of a hurry. Life then pursued bigger and better forms of itself as mobility, size, vision etc. ensued over time. Vision was unique and a promising end in itself, but life appeared to desire a different platform with which to fully employ this new sense. Many prototypes came and went, and eventually on the scene appeared humankind complete with a newly acquired awareness. Whence came then, this thing, this awareness, this brightness in the void, so cherished by life our very species could be made forfeit to preserve it? Perhaps it was the animal curiosity of some lumbering hominid possessed of sufficient cranial matter that chanced upon a source. The menu of vegetable suspects is quite large. The plants, cacti, mushrooms and vines that possess the chemical soups that have the ability, and perhaps desire to exert themselves aggressively when combined with suitable host brain, is legion. We currently regard these substances as “mind altering” but could they perhaps have been “mind creating” at some remote point in time? Students of psychedelic phenomenon have reported a tendency among this family of substances to exhibit a strong urge to promote its own agenda over the host consciousness at times. Life, in this way, may have introduced the initial spark of awareness in receptive hominid brains with suitable vegetable matter containing psychedelic chemical ingredients. Imagine the wonder this revelation surely produced in a previously unconscious world. The binges and quest for more light shows that followed in the still only partially illuminated minds of these creatures must have been incredible. Perhaps this initial visitation of consciousness onto a receptive human brain and the incredible awakening produced therein is responsible for the ongoing human quest for enlightenment. Our species has demonstrated a universal affinity for various visions, ecstasies and raptures and they have been zealously sought for millennia. Perhaps then, a racial memory of, and longing for a return to that original staggering event gives impetus to the universal spiritual quests we humans faithfully follow to this day Eventually something went wrong between human beings and the life force. . We know large portions of the recent history of our species and it's not very good. Considering our known history, can we begin to significantly amend our ways if life demands a timely accounting? So if and when life decides we have exhausted all possibility of further usefulness, and our excesses overwhelm life's other vital interests, do we then risk severance of the thread with life? Should not we begin to tug ever more gently at this tether to lessen our risk? Does life even care about the fate of us, its creature? Probably not, countless other species have traveled along on life's quest, prospered to a degree and vanished. Will we join them? Of course it is possible life may now be providing itself with a non-life fallback to the dilemma posed by our misuse of awareness and consciousness. If humankind becomes suspect of probable catastrophic losses to many of its other progeny, life then may seek to substitute Artificial Intelligence for flawed human intelligence. We, ourselves, may rapidly be creating the instruments for our future replacement with life's resigned encouragement. Life may value this tediously acquired awareness beyond all measure. More the pity for humankind. These phenomena are unique on the planet; life, the life force and the awareness/consciousness of one primate species. What we regard as ultimate reality is simply the stories we tell ourselves and others combined with whatever actions humans are capable of accomplishing. Humanity must now learn to live with 5 Gigabit technology becoming a reality and should perhaps begin to wonder which future Gigabit number will be the one to provide the artificial intelligence and awareness deemed sufficient by the life force to render human beings redundant if it chooses to do so? Could we, perhaps, change our behavior? [email protected]

To provide professional certification of surgical technologists (CST) and surgical first assistants (CSFA), thus promoting quality patient care in the surgical setting.

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), formerly the LCC-ST was established in 1974 as the certifying agency for surgical technologists. NBSTSA is solely responsible for all decisions regarding certification; from determining eligibility to maintaining, denying, granting and renewing the designation. In 2005 the NBSTSA relocated its headquarters to Littleton, Colorado.

Certification as a Surgical Technologist or Surgical First Assistant demonstrates that the individual meets the national standard for knowledge that underlies surgical technologist and surgical first assistance practice. Certified individuals possess mastery of a broad range of skills related to surgical procedures, aseptic technique and patient care. Because certification is voluntary, the choice to become certified exhibits pride in the profession, the desire to be recognized for mastery of scientific principles, as well as an ongoing commitment to quality patient care. Certification is a means for upward mobility, a condition for employment, a route to higher pay, and a source of recognition nationwide. Approved candidates who take and pass the CST examination are authorized to use the initials CST as long as they maintain certification currency. Approved candidates who take and pass the CSFA examination are authorized to use the initials CSFA as long as they maintain certification currency. CST’s certified prior to September 1, 1977, may voluntarily comply with The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), formerly the LCC-ST ’s continuing education or re-examination requirements. CST, CSFA, and CST/CSFA are federally registered trademarks and service marks owned by NBSTSA.

Mission: Our Mission To provide professional certification of surgical technologists (CST) and surgical first assistants (CSFA), thus promoting quality patient care in the surgical setting. Our Values The NBSTSA believes that testing and credentialing are essential for surgical technologists and surgical first assistants to provide the highest standard of patient care. The NBSTSA is committed to assessing the fundamental knowledge of surgical technologists and surgical first assistants by providing a valid examination process. The NBSTSA recognizes the validation process includes strict eligibility requirements, ongoing evaluation of current practices, continuing psychometric measurement, and examination security. Our Vision The vision of the NBSTSA is to operate independently in the global community as the essential provider of credentialing services for perioperative professionals.

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[08/14/18]   Have you earned your CSFA credential since June 2018? If so, register to attend the ASA meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept 28-29. The NBSTSA will host a luncheon and pinning ceremony on Saturday at noon to honor all newly certified CSFA's. Don't miss it !!

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We want to recognize you!

If you have earned your CSFA credential since June 2018, register to attend the Association of Surgical Assistants meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 28-29. The NBSTSA will host a luncheon and pinning ceremony on Saturday at noon to honor all newly certified CSFAs. At the ceremony, you’ll receive a CSFA pin. Don’t miss it!

Details and registration for the ASA meeting are available at www.surgicalassistant.org. To ensure enough pins are available for the ceremony, please email your intention to attend to [email protected] by Sept. 15.

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Do you have questions about Certification? Go to www.nbstsa.org for all the answers

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[05/18/18]   The National Board is moving to 3 W Dry Creek Circle, Littleton, Co 80120. We are closing early today 5/18/18 for the move. Have a great weekend everyone!

Great new merchandise in our online store, take a look.......

CST or CSFA apparel to wear with pride, along with some other great products. Come check out the NBSTSA's online shop.
www.nbstsa.com/shop

The NBSTSA would like to thank everyone who stopped by for information at the AORN Conference & Expo last week. The turnout was amazing, it was nice to meet you in the Big Easy!

The NBSTSA is NOLA bound!

The NBSTSA is NOLA bound!

The NBSTSA would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend! The office will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day, Monday February 19th, 2018. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday February 20th 2018.

[02/14/18]   The NBSTSA would like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedule at the 2018 AST Educators Conference, February 8-10, 2018 in Charleston, SC to stop by our Booth and say hello. If you didn't get a chance to see us, we would love to see you at the next event!

The NBSTSA would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day!

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NBSTSA is pleased to announce that we have a new look.
You might have noticed if you have been to our new website:
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nbstsa.org CSTCertification Information for first time applicants, renewals and recertifications GO CSFACertification Information for first time applicants, renewals and recertifications GO VerifyCredentials Verify a practitioner’s certification with our easy online form GO SupportResources Get a replacement...

CSFA candidates who were approved for the CST with Currency Pathway in 2016 your case logs are due this year (2018).
The CST with Currency pathway closed in 2016. This pathway establishes eligibility for the CSFA exam through clinical experience. If you were approved prior to the closing of the pathway, you have two years from your approval date to complete your 200 cases. If you are uncertain of your exact completion date, please contact Nicole Robbins at [email protected].
You will want to fill out and submit the NBSTSA case log, Surgical Experience Verification form for each facility where cases were earned, the CSFA examination application and the exam fee of $190.00 for AST and ASA members or $290.00 for nonmembers.
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for the review of your case logs and processing of your application. When you are approved, the NBSTSA will mail you an Authorization to Test letter which will have the instructions for scheduling the CSFA exam in your area.
Thank you for all your hard work and effort. The NBSTSA staff and Board of Directors wishes you the best of luck!

The National Board hopes everyone had a safe and happy Holiday Season. Speaking of Holidays we will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 15th 2018. We look forward to resuming normal business hours on Tuesday January 16th, 2018.

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

HAPPY SURG TECH WEEK

HAPPY SURG TECH WEEK

Erica

I'm looking for some good study guides or books to help me study for taking the CST I have been out of the field for a while. I could use some help.

David

Surgical instruments being used to calm children and parents down from the anxiety of surgery

Sandra

Dana Bancer, NBSTSA Board President, with Kathy Duffy, ASA Board President, at ASA meeting in Houston, TX!

The NBSTSA office will be closed Monday, January 16th, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen at 8:00 am Mountain Time on Tuesday, 1/17.

[12/22/16]   The NBSTSA office will be closed Friday 12/23 and Monday 12/26. We will reopen at 8:00 am Mountain time on Tuesday 12/27.

Happy holidays to all of our CSTs and CSFAs!

Alison

Any tips or ideas of what text books I need to buy to study for my CSFA? any and all input appreciated!!!!

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The NBSTSA store is having a limited time Black Friday sale!

Show off your CST and CSFA pride with comfy yoga pants, cozy long-sleeve teas, and ceramic tumblers to keep your coffee or cocoa toasty warm. The weather outside may be frightful, but you'll be feeling delightful!

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LM

Everybody!! Short of being scrubbed in, JoMI (https://jomi.com) is the best way to observe surgery. You can watch peer-reviewed surgical videos performed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s, and Harvard.

https://jomi.com/article/109B

Aric

Any good online study guides for the CSFA exam? I'm having trouble finding some good study guides to work from.

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Did you know the NBSTSA is on Twitter? Follow us at https://twitter.com/NBSTSA for up-to-the minute information and tips!

twitter.com The latest Tweets from NBSTSA (@NBSTSA). To provide professional certification of surgical technologists (CST) and surgical first assistants (CSFA), thus promoting quality patient care in the surgical. Littleton, CO

The NBSTSA staff wishes you a safe and happy Halloween!

[09/22/16]   For your dedication, hard work & professionalism the NBSTSA salutes you!

HAPPY #SurgTechWeek

Nicol

Happy Surgical Technologist Week!

[09/21/16]   We are proud of our CST and CSFA credential holders, who show their commitment to high-quality, safe patient care every day!

Happy Surg Tech Week!

What a great graphic from Nicol Bates, CST! Happy Surgical Tech Week to Nicol and all our CSTs!

Happy National Surgical Technologist Day!

[09/20/16]   To all our CSTs & CSFAs, thanks for all you do every day. Your dedication is our inspiration!

Happy Surg Tech Week!

The NBSTSA office will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6th. Happy Labor Day!

Last Saturday, the NBSTSA staff got a little exercise by volunteering at our local food bank, Food Bank of the Rockies. We are proud to say we packed a total of 550 boxes with 17,000 pounds of food!

Tameka

Currently looking for a part-time Instructor. A CST with experience in Sterile Processing. Will be teaching Surgical Technology courses, Sterile Processing courses, A&P and Medical Terminology courses.

Richmond, Virginia area

Serious inquiries only please.

Samantha

Does anyone know anything about being a rep after being a surgical tech for a couple years and getting a bachelor's in health Science?

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The NBSTSA is governed by a nine (9) member Board of Directors composed of: ■ Six Certified Surgical Technologists (CST’s), and Certified Surgical First Assistant (CST/CSFA), ■ One public member ■ One surgeon; as appointed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) ■ One surgical technology educator. The purpose of NBSTSA is to determine, through examination, if an individual has acquired both theoretical and practical knowledge of surgical technology or surgical first assisting. In addition, through the acquisition of continuing education credits or by re-examination, CST’s certified after August 31, 1977 and all CST/CSFAs are required to stay up to date with changes in the medical field.

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