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Blog Posts in January, 2015

  • 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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