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National surgical technology organization recognizes BCTC program for sixth consecutive year

For the sixth consecutive year, the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Surgical Technology program has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the 2017-18 exam cycle.

A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic techniques and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician with the performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate an understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room. The CST is widely recognized in the health care community as the foremost credential for surgical technologists in the nation. The CST is required for employment within many local, state and national health care organizations. Certification as a surgical technologist exhibits professional pride, the desire to be recognized for mastery of surgical competencies and, most importantly, an ongoing commitment to quality patient care.

If you are interested in a career in surgical technology, contact Kevin Craycraft, BCTC program coordinator at kevinr.craycraft@kctcs.edu, or call 859-246-6615. Learn more about the BCTC Surgical Technology program at bluegrass.kctcs.edu.

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