EHOVE program receives national recognition

EHOVE Adult Career Center’s Surgical Technologist program has received the annual merit awsard from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of August 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013. 

Students in EHOVE’s Surgical Technologist program learn the skills necessary to be an effective and active member of the exclusive team needed to care for surgical patients.  These skills include prepping the patient, proper care/handling of surgical instruments and maintaining a sterile field.  If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling in the next available program, contact EHOVE Adult Career Center at 419-499-4663 x280.

Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate, by examination, understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room.  The CST is widely recognized in the healthcare community as the foremost credential for surgical technologists in the nation.  The CST is required for employment within many local, state and national healthcare organizations.

According to BGSTSA Chief Executive Officer Ron Kruzel, the NBSTSA has a 40 year history in CST examination development.  The CST examination is the only fully accredited examination by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for surgical technologist in the nation.  NCCA accreditation assures that the CST examination meets stringent standards of examination development and administration.  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.  More information is available at www.nbstsa.org.