How Does the Surgical Tech Play a Role in Patient Safety in a Procedure?

Patient safety is a priority in the operating room, and everyone on the surgical team plays a role in it. Surgical techs are important members of OR teams, and they are integral to patient safety in several ways. Safety is a priority from the beginning A surgical tech’s educational program covers the material and skills […]

What Can Surgical Techs Do to Prevent Retained Surgical Items?

Every day throughout the country, people undergo surgical procedures to address a wide variety of problems or issues. Unfortunately, during some of these procedures, a surgical instrument may be left behind after the surgery is complete. That can cause major problems for the patient. Background During a procedure, a surgical team may use numerous instruments. […]