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Blog Posts in 2015

  • NPPs & Surgical Assistants Are Boosting Medical Practices

    Whether you’re a patient or a practitioner, it pays to know that the number of non-physicians working at doctor’s offices and medical clinics is on the rise. For many reasons, this is great news! “Non-physician” might sound a little strange, but the term is apt for what they do: non-physician providers (NPPs) are fully trained and licensed professional clinicians who ...
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  • What Type of Salary Can I Expect as a Surgical Assistant?

    At ACE Surgical Assisting, prospective students frequently ask us how much money they can make as a surgical assistant. Many people who are currently surgical techs or OR nurses don’t realize that they can make far more money as a Surgical Assistant; in some cases up to five times more than they were making before. With this dramatic increase in salary, a program like ACE Surgical Assisting ...
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  • Surgical Assistant Definitions and Titles

    When establishing the differences between surgical assistant definitions or titles, it is important to note the distinct position roles for each title. Surgical assistants are broken up between first assistant and second assistant titles. Even though they are both surgical assistants, there are clear distinctions between the roles that they play during surgical procedures. ACE Surgical Assisting ...
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  • How Surgical Assistants Are Changing the Healthcare Model

    Walk into any hospital, urgent care, or other medical center, and chances are good that there will be a nondoctor health care professional on staff. The number of surgical assistants, along with nurse practitioners and physician assistants, is rapidly increasing, and numbers should only continue to rise. As the demand for doctors continues to surpass the supply of new physicians coming out of ...
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  • Is it Really Worth it to Become a Surgical Assistant?

    If you are a surgical tech, you are already on a great career path. If you want to continue to advance, surgical assisting is the natural next step. Within this role, you have the opportunity to increase your salary, take on more responsibilities, and assist patients in a more hands-on manner. Choosing to pursue a career as a surgical assistant can be daunting. How many more hours will you have to ...
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  • One Voice: Building The Standard Of Care Model

    By Ron Brewer RNFA, Owner, First Assist Surgical Team LLC: Like many of you, my journey to become a First Assist began when I became a Certified Surgical Tech and eventually became a nurse working in the OR. As my training progressed, I decided my ultimate goal was to become an independent RNFA. That goal was achieved in 2003. Seven years later, in 2011, I created a company that mimicked and ...
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  • SE Series Part 2 - Think Like An Entrepreneur

    By Dan Bump SA-C, CSFA: Being a self-employed Surgical Assistant changed my life. It’s hard to recognize that man, the one before I was my own boss. I’d recommend my journey to you because it shifted my paradigm and gave me personal and professional growth I could not have enjoyed any other way. Even if you’re not cut out to be in business, learning to think like an entrepreneur ...
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  • How To Become A Self-Employed Surgical Assistant: SE Series Part 1 - Possibilities and Opportunities

    By Dan Bump SA-C, CSFA: Surgical Assisting has been a real blessing to me personally. You see, I love surgery. It’s not just a paycheck to me and I know you feel the same. My story isn’t all that unique. But it definitely highlights the possibilities and opportunities for current and future Surgical Assistants. What do you want out of your surgical career: Get closer to the surgical ...
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  • What Is Your Liability In Surgery?

    By Dan Bump SA-C, CSFA: I met a particularly interesting character at one of my surgical assisting labs last month. In his career, he went from being fired because he did something in surgery his surgeon asked him to do, to now working for a surgeon in his dream job as a Surgical Assistant. He’s taking our Surgical Assistant Program to make sure all his ducks are in a roll so he never has to ...
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  • Keep Your Fingers On The Pulse Of Our Profession

    By Dan Bump SA-C, CSFA: Recently, I had an opportunity to comment on a Virginia bill for regulating Surgical Techs and Surgical Assistants in which SA-Cs were purposely banned from registration. I’d like to know what your feelings are in this matter, whether you are an SA-C yourself or hold another surgical assisting credential. There are forces at play that would like CSAs and CSFAs to be ...
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  • What Is Proper Training For Surgical Assistants?

    By Dan Bump SA-C, CSFA: In my January 18, 2015 blog post, we discussed what surgeons really need from their first assistants. Some surgeons have learned to make do with just an extra pair of hands. But that doesn't address everything a surgeon needs and deserves from an assistant. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have issued some pertinent and ...
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  • Do Surgeons Really Need Properly Trained Surgical Assistants?

    By Dan Bump SA-C, CSFA: At first blush this seems like a blog post aimed at surgeons. Don't get me wrong. Surgeons would benefit greatly from reading this series of posts. So, do tell all your surgeons about it. It might open the eyes of some to a better way. But this is really meant for Surgical Assistants and those who aspire to become Surgical Assistants. So the question is 'do surgeons ...
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  • Obamacare (ACA) Impact On Surgical Assisting

    By Dan Bump SA-C, CSFA: With so many pages in the law that most legislators didn't even read them before voting on it, the Affordable Care Act (ACA, sometimes referred to as Obamacare) has left many students, prospective students, and graduates of Surgical Assistant Programs confused and concerned about the future of the Surgical Assisting profession. So the goal of this blog post is only to ...
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