Surgical Technology - First Assistant Certificate (STFA) - Description
Health and Public Safety
First Assistant Certificate (STFA)
First assistants and surgical assistants help surgeons conduct a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. In addition to intra-operative duties, surgical assistants perform pre-operative and post-operative duties to facilitate proper patient care.
The Surgical Technology First Assistant certificate encompasses the basic elements of first assisting. Most of the courses are delivered online. However, some courses include simulated laboratory experiences on campus.