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Association of surgical tech. Ensures that ST have the knowledge & skills required to administer patient care of the highest quality.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Education programs for ST are accredited by this.
The Accreditation Review Committee on Education in surgical technology.
National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assistance. Responsible for the credentials & the national cert. Exam
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organization. Sets the standards & polices for health care facilities.
Who we as ST work for
statement of facts sworn to be true
statement one expects to prove true
Person accused of crime, or person or Organization being sued
Method of pre trial discovery in which questions are answered under oath
Obligation to do or not to do somethings. Also an obligation potentially or actually occurred as a negligent act
professional misconduct that results in harm of another, Negligence of a professional
omission or commission of an act that a reasonable prudent individual would not do under the same situation
intentionally providing wrong information under oath
Standard of Care
Conduct that is expected of an individual under a given circumstance
Court order to appear and testify or produce required documents
A civil wrong intentional or unintentional
Patient First (AST'S Motto)
Primum Non Nocere
Above all do no harm
Res Ipsa Loquitur
things speak for itself
let the master speak
Father of microbiology, virology, and immunology.
Developed technique of antiseptic surgery.
Life or limb threatening. Ex) Ruptured aneurysm of abdominal aorta.
Requiring treatment within a relatively short period of time. Ex) ectopic pregnancy
Surgical intervention that does not have to be performed immediately or within a short period of time. Ex) Torn meniscus in knee.
Surgical intervention that does not have to be performed in order to preserve life or function.
Prior to initiation of surgical procedure.
While the surgical procedure is being performed.
When surgical procedure is terminated.
Consents all routine services, general diagnostic procedures, medical treatment, and other normal and routine touching that may be expected.
Must be given for any procedure that entails a higher than normal risk. Surgical procedures, fertility procedures, anesthesia ,transfusion,chemotherapy.
Formal process by which qualified individuals are listed in a registry.
Recognition by an appropriate body that an individual has met a predetermined standard.
Legal right granted by a government agency in compliance with a statute that authorizes and oversees the activities of a profession.