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Cynical Panic

Name:

DeAnna Akers

Website/Blog:

http://surgtech.rctg.net

Bio:

I'm a surgical tech...tada!

Interests:

My boxer, my golden retrievers, flyball, my daughter and learning!

Recent Forum Topics & Comments (24)
Forum Discussion Posted
Job > Surgical Technician

Has anyone taken the certification test?

[QUOTE who="Sarah in Tulsa, OK"]So even if I don't quote Questons and just give areas to go towards to study is not ok. Well, I thought I had to give actual info off the ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Has anyone taken the certification test?

[QUOTE who="bear101 in Seattle, Washington"]So, you guys who have taken the test in the last 3 months, did they change the format to fill-in or written, or is it still ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Has anyone taken the certification test?

[QUOTE who="Sarah Miller"]I took the Cert. exam June 4th 08, I missed it by 1 freaking point. I am retaking it in 2 weeks. There were a lot of positioning questions, KNOW ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Has anyone taken the certification test?

[QUOTE who="jordan in Albany, Georgia"]Has anyone taken the certification test recently that could tell me some of the things i need to study. I know since october there ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Questions on how to become the 1st assistant

I rarely post...I lurk alot but I HAD to reply to reply to this.

Unfortunately, everything about the nastiness is true. You have to find a couple of people who you get ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Surgical Tech

[QUOTE who="ngreely in Beaverton, Oregon"]I love hearing all these pros and cons. It gives me a lot of perspective. I have wanted to be in the OR for years. My kids are ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Surgical Tech

[QUOTE who="Barbara S in Maryville, Tennessee"]Hi Jill:
I read your post about the online ST program you are in? How did you find out about this school and how do ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Questions on how to become the 1st assistant

from the AMA-Assn.org website - according to them, you do not have to be a CST to take the exam. Now, regarding Meridian...I dunno. Perhaps they will only take CSTs just so their ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Show me the money...

[QUOTE who="surgtech in Minneapolis, Minnesota"]CV?[/QUOTE]

Cardiovascular...what do you guys call it?

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Surgical Tech

the above was meant for Ms. Douglas...I forgot to hit reply. My bad! :)

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Surgical Tech

The only person with sarcasm is you. I was simply asking a question. I didnt understand the reasoning for the question. Considering that there are many many people on this forum ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Questions on how to become the 1st assistant

[QUOTE who="Scrubnurse in Houston, Texas"]I've been in the OR for nine years, the first 4 years as a CST, the last five as a RN. When considering nursing school, I have a ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Questions on how to become the 1st assistant

[QUOTE who="Gone Fishin in Houston, Texas"]Give Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting a call. ( www.meridian-institute.com ) They are the largest program in the country ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Has anyone taken the certification test?

I heard there were alot of anesthesia questions...like what drug would you give if THIS happened...etc. To me, this is STUPID since we will never ever do these things...I heard ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Typical day as a ST

[QUOTE who="MichelleCST in Newark, New Jersey"]That's what I do, i do go often but not bad, although a student, I know when it is smart to go to the bathroom. Before and ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Surgical Tech

[QUOTE who="Mrs- Douglas in Oregon"]What instruments are considered sharps?[/QUOTE]

I assume you arent a surgical tech? Why in particular are you asking? Just ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Typical day as a ST

The rationale is that we are not near as important as the CRNA, the RN, the FA or the Doc and WE can stand while the rest sit.

None of us would ever ask for a stool. We ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Typical day as a ST

The doc and 1st assist sit...we stand the entire time.

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Refresher courses for surg tech

Where did you get your information that there are fill in the blanks on the test? I have never heard this. As a matter of fact, I was told that it was multiple choice. Even the ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

How will a Surgical Tech grads gain required or perfered experience If a hospital will not hire them? ?

[QUOTE who="Dawn in Essex, Maryland"]Are you guys really serious about needle sticks? That makes me nervous. Isnt there anyway that the OR can prevent the number of needle ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Show me the money...

Straight out of school I was hired at $15.01 an hour. This is really descent pay in Chattanooga. The only specialty that pays more in our area is CV. You have to be young, perky ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Typical day as a ST

Ok, if you seriously want to know what a typical day is like (for me anyway) here goes:

get to work, change into my hospital provided scrubs, head to the board. See what ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Has anyone taken the certification test?

I am taking my certification test on Dec 30th. I have already rescheduled it once so I cant do it again. I am absolutely terrified. It has a 66% FAIL rate. That's pretty high ...

5 years ago
Job > Surgical Technician

Typical day as a ST

[QUOTE who="Jenifer E in Fredericksburg, Virginia"]Sounds like we've worked in the same ORs Browneyed. The best experience I have is the day that I was 24 weeks pregnant ...

5 years ago