Surgical Assisting

Who is a surgical assistant?

A surgical assistant is a surgical team member whose role has been defined by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to include the following responsibilities, “Surgical assistants provide aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. In addition to intraoperative duties, the surgical assistant also performs preoperative and postoperative duties to better facilitate proper patient care. The surgical assistant performs these functions during the operation under the direction and supervision of the surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations.

MD Anderson Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, together with ASA, are requesting your participation in a survey, entitled "Surgeon Operating Room Behavior," which will be used for research purposes.

The anonymous survey is brief and should take less than 3 minutes to complete

Cigna Reimbursement Opportunity for Florida Surgical Assistants
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Save the Date 2017 ASA Richmond Meeting Agenda

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