The Surgical Technology program at Pima Medical Institute trains students to become members of a healthcare team, where they play a key role during surgical procedures.
The 18-month associate degree program, offered at Pima Medical Institute’s Denver campus, provides hands-on training, where students get the patient and technological experience they need. It is a new addition to the Denver campus’ list of extensive healthcare training programs; added in the summer of 2015.
The surgical technologist is elbow-to-elbow with doctors and nurses during an operation. They must be highly knowledgeable about the instrumentation and medication used during a procedure, possess strong attention to detail and stay calm under pressure.
What does a surgical technologist do?
- Provide surgeons proper instrumentation and medication during a procedure
- Transport supplies to the operating room and properly arrange them
- Apply sterile drapes around the patient
- Anticipate which instrumentation the doctor will most likely need for that specific operation and be prepared
- Apply bandages to the patient after surgery
- Sterilize the operating room after surgery
Scroll down to see images of Pima Medical Institute Surgical Technology students in action, the hands-on lab at the Denver campus and the technology and equipment students use to get the healthcare career training they need.