Ideal Training for Physician Assistants for the Operating Room
Physician Assistants qualify to sit for the ABSA certifying exam after
only completing the ACE 6-day Surgical SkillLab™. Because of your
comprehensive scholastic background as mid-level practitioner, you aren’t
required to take the entire Surgical Assistant Program. The credential
you’ll earn is SA-C (Surgical Assistant – Certified).
An increasing number of State Medical Boards, hospital credentialing committees,
and patient health insurance providers are requiring that Physician Assistants
get ‘surgery specific’ training before they can first assist
Despite your excellent training, most PA programs don’t prepare you
to first assist. Surgeons watch your surgical skills and judge whether
you deserve more opportunities to perform or not. After all, they are
governed by the axiom to do no harm.
- If you perform surgical skills like experienced surgeons do, they’ll
judge that it will benefit the patient to let you perform at the higher-level
ACE trains you for.
- If you haven’t been taught any surgical skills, they must protect
their patients from you. This probably means limiting you to tasks less
likely to harm the patient, like holding retractors, suctioning, and cutting suture.
ACE 6-day lab is a big confidence builder. Your new surgical skills will speak well
of you, inspire your surgeon to trust you with surgeon-level tasks, and
open doors to expanded practice.
Call 855-966-4111 and get on the fast track to remarkable career success.
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