Surgical Technology / Sterile Processing Technician
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Associate of Applied Science, Surgical Technology
The Surgical Technology Programs at Allen Park, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, and Port Huron are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Clearwater, FL 33756; (727) 210-2350; fax: (727) 210-2354; Web address: www.caahep.org, upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA), 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120; (303) 694-9262; fax: (303) 741-3655; Web site: http://www.arcst.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, pathophysiology, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of surgery. The surgical technologist works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Currently, the role of the surgical technologist is expanding to include other areas of surgery such as labor and delivery units, cardiac catheterization labs, outpatient surgery facilities, and for physicians in private practice.
As an essential component of the Baker College’s academic health programs, the Associate Applied Science Degree (AAS) and Sterile Processing Technician (CER) programs goals are to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains.
Customer Satisfaction Policy
Baker College is an institution focused on customer satisfaction. To that end, any concerns or complaints regarding the Surgical Technology Programs can be sent to the attention of the director of the program on the appropriate campus. The director will investigate the complaint, consult with all parties involved, and provide a response as soon as all information has been evaluated. The program director will inform the Dean of Health Sciences of the complaint, investigation, and what actions have been taken.
If resolution cannot be reached at the level of the program director, the problem will follow the chain of command beginning with the Dean of Health Sciences, followed by the Chief Academic Officer/Vice President of Academics of the campus, the President of the campus, and finally the President of the Baker College System.
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