Position : Certified Surgical Assistant
Assisting with patient resuscitation during cardiac arrests or other life-threatening events.
Covering patients with surgical drapes to ensure and maintain a sterile operating field, removing patients' body hair, and disinfecting the incision site.
Determining the availability and inspecting sterile and non-sterile surgical equipment, tools, and supplies.
Adjusting and maintaining the operating room temperature, humidity, and lighting according to the Surgeon's specifications.
Applying sutures, staples, clips, and drainage systems and clamping, or cauterizing blood vessels to control bleeding.
Assisting with the positioning of patients' bodies to protect against nerve damage or circulation impairment and assessing the patients' body conditions after surgery.
National Board of Surgical Technology and Assisting (NBSTSA)
National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA)
American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA)
National Assistant at Surgery Council (NASC)