Advanced Individual Training: 19 Weeks, Fort Sam Houston, TX
The operating room specialist assists the nursing staff in preparing the patient and the operating room environment for surgery and for providing assistance to the medical staff during surgical procedures. They also operate the centralized material service and are responsible for preparing and maintaining sterile medical supplies and special equipment for medical treatment facilities
ˇ Provide assistance to the medical staff during surgical procedures to include the creation and maintenance of sterile fields for surgical procedures
ˇ Assist in preparing patients and operating room environment for surgery
ˇ Perform various preoperative and postoperative procedures as directed. This does not include the manipulation of tissue (e.g., cutting, suturing, cannulating, grafting, sawing or drilling)
ˇ Responsible for the sterilization process, which includes inspecting, cleaning, assembling, warping and sterilizing equipment
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