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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.
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.
Obligation to do or not to do somethings. Also an obligation potentially or actually occurred as a negligent act
omission or commission of an act that a reasonable prudent individual would not do under the same situation
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.
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.
Recognition by an appropriate body that an individual has met a predetermined standard.
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