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Surgical First Assistant Program

The Madisonville Community College Surgical First Assistant Program:   As defined by the American College of Surgeons, the Surgical First Assistant provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. This role will vary considerably with the surgical operation, specialty area, and type of facility. Clinical skills performed under direct supervision of the surgeon may include the following: positioning the patient, preparing the skin, providing visualization of the operative site, utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with hemostasis, participating in volume replacement or auto transfusion techniques as appropriate, utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with closure of body planes, selecting and applying appropriate wound dressings and providing assistance in securing drainage system to tissue.

Surg Tech ToolsAs defined by the American College of Surgeons, the surgical first assistant provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. This role will vary considerably with the surgical operation, specialty area, and type of facility. Clinical skills performed under direct supervision of the surgeon may include the following:

                • Positioning the patient
                • Preparing the skin
                • Providing visualization of the operative site
                • Utilizing appropriate techniques to assist with hemostasis
                • Participating in volume replacement or auto transfusion techniques as appropriate
                • Utilizing appropriate techniques in closure of body planes
                • Selecting and applying appropriate wound dressings CAAHEP Logo
                • Providing assistance in securing drainage system to tissue

 

 

The Madisonville Community College’s Surgical First Assistant Program was the first Surgical Assistant program nationally accredited by CAAHEP (The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs).