18 Sep National Surgical Technologists Week
This week is National Surgical Technologists Week! Surgical technology is the backbone of the operating room. Surgical technologists handle all instruments, supplies, and equipment during each surgical procedure and anticipate the needs of the surgeon. These technologists make the operating room efficient while ensuring patient safety.
First Row: Janet, ST/Inventory Coordinator; Ashley, STFA
Second Row: Jason, ST; Monteria, ST; Chequitta, ST
At UNC Lenoir, we have surgical technologists who work in sterile processing and inventory coordination, as well as a certified surgical first assistant. Each of these serve as an integral part of the surgical team providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of surgical procedures.
Did you know that there are thousands of surgical instruments, and a single surgery could use over 600 of them? Our surgical technologists are not only familiar with each of these instruments, but have also learned the preferences of our many surgeons.
The job of a surgical technologist may appear to go under the radar, but their role is very complex and a huge reason why many surgeries are able to run seamlessly. Surgical technologists are faced with life and death situations on a regular basis, and we are proud of the job that these hardworking individuals do at UNC Lenoir!
Nestled in the heart of Lenoir County, UNC Lenoir’s mission is to ensure exceptional healthcare to the people we serve. We are a not-for-profit hospital dedicated to the community we serve by offering quality inpatient, outpatient and preventive healthcare services that are close to home.