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Abhes

Accrediting bureau of health education schools . An organization that offers accreditation to higher education institutes

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AORN

Association of perioperative registered nurses . The professional organization for surgical nurses.originally known as the association of operating room nurses

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AMA

American Medical Association . An association founded in 1847 comprising medical doctors whose mission is to promote healthy lifestyles across all patient populations

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ARC/STSA

Accreditation review council on education in surgical technology and surgical assisting . The ARC/STSA establishes,mantains,and promotes quality standards for education programs in surgical technology and surgical first assisting.

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Assistant circulator

The surgical technologist I'm the nonsterile role of the surgical team responsible for monitoring the conditions in the operating room that are related to patient care ,safety , documentation, distribution of sterile supplies,and counts

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AST

Association of surgical technologist.the professional association for surgical technologist that strives to uphold and support the standards of patient care and profession

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Certification

Acknowledgement by a private agency that a person has achieved a minimum level of knowledge and skills .certification is usually established by a graduation from an accredited institution and passing a written examination.certification does not confer legal status.

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CST

Certified surgical technologist

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CST-CFA

Certified first assistant .a surgical technologist with advanced training who has successfully passed the certification examination for surgical first assistants

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Licensure

Professional status granted by the state government,which defines the limits (scope) of practice and regulates those who hold a license

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National certifying examination for surgical technologist

A comprehensive written examination required for official certification by the association of surgical technologist,developed by the NBSTSA

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NBSTSA

National board of surgical technology and surgical first assisting.

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NCCT

National center for competency testing. A nonprofit organization that provides certification examination for programs accredited by the NCCA

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Nonsterile team members

Surgical tech members who handles only non sterile equipment,supplies,and instruments .the circulator is the primary nonsterile team member

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Acute

Disease or symptom has a rapid onset a severe course and a relatively short duration

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Chronic

Disease or symptom has a long duration, such diseases rarely are cured

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Aort board of directors and advisory committee / date of

Dec 1970, certification selected over licensure .first examination given

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Aort national conference/date of

1978 , aort changes name to association of surgical technologist