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Pearson's Surgical Technology Exam Review

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-10-12
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in surgical technology intended to prepare students for the current NBSTSA surgical technologist certification exam.
This ISBN is for exam review via Pearson Test Prep, an online practice resource.

Go digital: Practice taking your surgical technology exam online – with Pearson Test Prep
Pearson's Surgical Technology Exam Review provides everything the surgical technology student needs to know to prepare for today’s NBSTSA CST certification exam. Developed by multiple leaders in the field, the content is based on the NBSTSA CST certification exam outline and the AST’s Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6th Edition. Students practice with more than 1,000 questions spanning all aspects of surgical technology practice, as well as concise topical outlines summarizing key knowledge.

The 4th edition is now offered via Pearson Test Prep, an online practice resource with hundreds of questions and detailed rationales, available for both desktop and mobile.

Author Biography

Ann Marie McGuiness Leary began her career as a certified surgical technologist in 1975. Her professional career in the operating room spans 40+ years and includes clinical practice as a scrub and circulator, an educator and program director in several surgical technology programs, and the director of accreditation services for the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) for seven years. In addition to authoring various chapters in the first four editions of Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist: A Positive Care Approach and publishing numerous articles in The Surgical Technologist, she co-authored the second edition of Pearson’s Surgical Technology Exam Review. She has also served nationally on the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) Instructors Committee, Bylaws Committee, and Core Curriculum Review Committee, and served as a director for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). She has presented surgical technology-related seminars on the local, state, national, and international levels. Ann is currently employed as the infection preventionist/perioperative supervisor for Graystone Eye Surgery Center in Hickory, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Russ, and their two cats.

Emily Rogers
is in her 44th year of teaching surgical technology. She was the surgical technology department head at Spartanburg Community College, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for 33 years, where she retired in 2008. Since her retirement, she has been an adjunct faculty member in the surgical technology program at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. She has served nationally on the instructor’s committee for the Association of Surgical Technologists and on the CST Exam Review Committee. She has also participated in item writing workshops for the NBSTSA, and served as an accreditation site visitor for ARC/STSA.

Table of Contents

1. Medical Terminology
2. Anatomy and Physiology
3. Microbiology and Infection Control
4. Pharmacology and Anesthesia
5. Biomedical Sciences and Technology
6. The Surgical Environment
7. Surgical Asepsis
8. The Surgical Patient
9. Wound Management
10. Instrumentation, Equipment, and Case Preparation
11. Professional Aspects
12. General Surgery
13. Obstetrics and Gynecological Surgery
14. Genitourinary Surgery
15. Head and Neck Surgery
16. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
17. Orthopedic Surgery
18. Neurosurgery
19. Ophthalmic Surgery
20. Thoracic, Cardiac, and Vascular Surgery
21. Practice Test

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