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CST Certified Surgical Technologist - NBSTA Certification

The National board of surgical technology and surgical assisting, NBSTSA is the sole owner for conducting the certified surgical technologist, CST exam nationwide. The candidate can call and schedule an appointment with the concerns authority to get a feasible date for the test. CST is recognised as one of the most reputed   and acknowledged test. It is considered that the person passing this test would possess efficient knowledge as well as different skill sets related to surgical procedure and patient care. The main purpose of this examination is to see that an individual attains both theoretical as well as practical knowledge of surgical technology.

Eligibility For CST Certified Surgical Technologist - NBSTA Certification

Anyone ,who is a Graduate of a surgical technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) can .Even previously Certified Surgical Technologist can  also apply for it. Trained personnel from Air Force, Navy and Army that meet the eligibility criteria are eligible to take the test.

Format Of CST Certified Surgical Technologist - NBSTA Certification

The CST examination in total consists of 200 questions out of which 175 are scored and the other 25 are unscored, randomly distributed for evaluation purposes. In order to pass the examination, one must answer at least minimum 118 questions correctly, out of 200.the content of the test is based on the work the technologists perform on daily basis. It has three sections first one is Peri –Operative care with 105 questions and second is of additional duties consisting of 20 questions and finally, Basic Science consisting of 50 questions

NBSTA Surgical Exam

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Category : Medical Technician
Product # : Study Guide Exam- 236
Description :
NBSTA study guide for certified surgical exam has been written in a very easy language to understand. Along with CST study guide you get test preparation tips, quick method to solve mcq and in depth knowledge on following topics
  • Myelography
  • Cutting/Dissecting Instruments
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Catheterization
  • Neutral Zone
  • Supine Position
  • Surgical Site
  • Orthopedic Extremity X-Rays
  • Vascular Implants
  • Plastic Adhesive Drapes
  • Surgical Skin Preparation
  • Patient Bill of Rights
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
  • Surgical Scrubbing
  • Pre-Vacuum Steam Sterilizer
  • Chemical Cauterization Agents
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Laminar Air Flow
  • Space Suit
  • PPE Wardrobe
  • Electrocautery Grounding Pads
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Temperature Evaluation
  • Clamping/Occluding Instruments
  • Lateral Position
  • Grasping/Holding Instruments
  • Culposcope
  • Thermal Methods of Hemostasis
  • Chemical Cauterization
  • Sterile Technique
  • Cryotherapy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Radiologic Surgical Techniques
  • Harmonic Scalpel
  • Phaco Emulsification
  • No-Touch Zone
  • Intra-Medullary Rod
  • Hemi-Arthroplasty
  • Biologic Implants
  • Bariatric Lap Band Procedures
  • Endoscopes
  • Thermal Ablation Units
  • Principles of Sterilization
  • Probing and Dilating Instruments
  • Envelope Fold
  • Stealth Surgical Navigation
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