Surgical First Assistant

 

Program Manager:

Janet Milligan

Phone:

(208) 732-6706

Email:

jmilligan@csi.edu

Focus Area Advisor:

Jennifer Munn

Phone:

(208)-732-6730

Email:

jrmunn@csi.edu

Program Overview:

The Surgical First Assisting program at the College of Southern Idaho provides advanced training for students who are already Certified Surgical Technologists to achieve a higher level of performance in the operating room. The role of the first assistant is to assist the surgeon by performing advanced technical skills during surgical procedures. At the completion of this nationally accredited program students will earn an Associate of Applied Science.

Visit Program Website:

http://hshs.csi.edu/surgical_firstAssist

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Surgical First Assist program, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate entry-level cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains necessary for entry into the field of surgical first assisting.
  2. Demonstrate compliance with the criteria set forth in the most current standards and guidelines for an accredited educational program in surgical first assisting.
  3. Provide safe, competent, surgical interventions under the direct supervision of a surgeon as part of the health care team.
  4. Qualify for national certification testing for surgical first assisting. 

Course Performance Requirements:

To promote success on the certification/licensure examination(s), all Required Courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Program Accreditation:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Street:

1361 Park Street

City:

Clearwater

State:

FL

Zip:

33756

Phone:

727-210-2350

Fax:

727-210-2354

Program Requirements for Admission:

Applying to this program is a separate application process from applying to the College. You will not be able to declare this program as your major until you have met with the program director.

http://hshs.csi.edu/surgical_firstAssist

Career Information:

Surgical Technologists