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Surgical Technologist Program Resources

Patient Positioning

Patient positioning can be one of the important duties of a surgical technologist. This powerpoint from Tulane gives information on various common surgical positions. Click on the link and then open the downloaded Powerpoint in your own powerpoint application.

Patient Positioning in the Operating Room

Knots and Sutures

Knots and sutures are an important skill in the operating room.


Surgical Instruments

A superior knowledge of surgical instruments can be a big advantage for a surgical technologist. Purdue University has a page of self study lessons with quizzes for distance learning for Certification as an Instrument Specialist. Just a few of these lessons are linked below.  Use the link in this paragraph to see the entire selection.