A Quantum Leap Forward in Your Surgical Career!
The ACE Surgical Assistant Program is a unique career booster. Our founder
Dan Bump is the father of surgical assistant training. He was a successful
self-employed Surgical Assistant in Denver, Colorado where the competition
was tough and you had to perform at
surgeon-level to survive. Denver surgeons expected their assistants to provide the same
service another surgeon would, up to and including doing half the surgery
yourself. To be successful, you had to be extraordinary.
In 1995, Dan created the very first formal Surgical Assistant Program for
working surgical/medical professionals. Besides just being the first,
he uniquely modeled training on surgeon-level assisting so his students
could also achieve the extraordinary. Now ACE is bringing Dan’s
career-boosting, surgeon-level training program to working Surgical Techs
and OR Nurses around the country!
If you want profound career advancement but going back to college doesn’t
work around your busy life and surgery schedule, this program is for you.
Learn at Home, Around Your Schedule
ACE SurgiNet™ online technology was custom made to create real opportunity
for you in the often-lucrative field of Surgical Assisting – regardless
of how busy you are. This phase of your training is designed to give you
surgeon-level knowledge. We aren’t training you to become a surgeon. But when surgeons first
assist in surgery, they use a small slice of their overall knowledge that
the American College of Surgeons say makes them ideal assistants. You get:
student webpage to easily access your online training and track your progress minute-by-minute
anywhere in the world.
Automated course scheduling delivers your courses and activates online tests in a timely manner. Each
course is completed in a one month period, totaling 9 months. While you
must complete everything in the assigned one month period, you are free
to schedule your day-to-day studies around your work and family obligations.
Enhanced Access is an option you can sign up for that completely frees you from the online
schedule. No monthly deadlines! If you are very familiar with the subject,
you don’t need a month. Finish early and move right on to the next
course. If it’s a harder subject, you don’t have to rush.
Take your time and make sure you get it right. Because of Enhanced Access
some students have completed the entire program in as little as 6 months!
Dan Bump makes a
surgeon-level curriculum easy to understand.
online testing with automatic grading. You get your score immediately after submitting
Taking a pretest for each unit sets a
benchmark of your current knowledge on the subject. Then it generates a customized
Study Guide so you can boost any of your specific weak areas.
Unit Test after you’ve studied the material. Measure the results against your
pretest and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the progress you’ve made.
It’s online but we aren’t hiding from you. The ACE staff and
faculty are happy to provide all the
personal attention you need to be successful.
HERE to fill out the Request Info form or give us a call at 855-966-4111.
Hands-On Training – Only 6 Days Away from Work
The 6-Day Surgical SkillLab™ is the crown jewel of the ACE program.
We send you into surgery with
surgeon-level skills. But you won’t just possess incredible new skills. You’ll
possess the ability to perform them like you were experienced, not new.
It takes a full 6 days but expert performance is crucial to your success.
This will be 6 days of the most intensive, practical, and enjoyable hands-on
training you ever imagined! Take the lab anytime during the program. But
don’t wait too long. It is prerequisite to starting your clinical
- You don’t have to wait until you are done with the distance learning
- No skimping. You get 159 skills to generate extraordinary success in your
clinical internship and your career.
This isn’t just the wound closure skills you need for the
end of the case. It’s also the intraoperative skills you need to assist
like a surgeon
during the case.
We’ve learned the secrets of how to give you lots of skills without
overloading you. You’ll feel confident enough to
take your new skills from the lab right into the OR!
Perform actual surgeries on advanced surgical simulators – invented by Dan Bump for ACE students
only and uniquely designed for surgeon-level skills acquisition.
- Is it hard to believe you can learn that much in 6 days? We’ll guarantee
it! If you believe you didn’t learn it all, you can retake the lab
as many times as you want in the 2-years after enrolling – no extra charge!
The Ultimate Clinical Experience
The ACE lab fully prepares you for the ultimate clinical experience. We
call it the SurgiEdge™ Clinical Internship because it gives you
a competitive edge that puts the best Surgical Assisting opportunities
within your reach.
Naturally, surgeons keep a close eye on you at first to make sure you do
no harm to their patients. If they see your skills are good, you are confident,
and you know the surgical anatomy and the steps of the procedure, they’ll
give you more chances to perform at surgeon-level. If you seem unskilled
and unprepared, they’ll restrict you to tasks less likely to do
harm – holding retractors, suctioning, and cutting suture.
- You’ll be doing your clinicals at your own hospital with surgeons
who already know you and want you to succeed.
Many Surgical Assistant Programs leave skills training up to your surgeons.
Even the best surgeons often have neither the time, the teaching ability,
nor the patience you need.
These programs set their students up for failure.
ACE fully prepares you for your clinicals with the right skills. We don’t
burden your surgeons with this responsibility when it should be up to us.
We set you up for success!
- When surgeons observe your surgeon-level skills, they’ll reward you
with more responsibility during the case. Your clinical experience will
be incredible, more like a surgical residency. Some clinical sponsors
have even let their ACE students do entire surgeries under their supervision.
- Many of your surgeon sponsors will likely want to continue working with
you after you graduate because of the impression you made and your positive
effects on their procedures and patient outcomes.
The ACE Surgical Assistant Program is approved by the American Board of
Surgical Assistants (ABSA). Once you’ve graduated, you receive a
Certificate of Completion you’ll be proud to frame and hang on your
wall. You’ll also be eligible to sit for ABSA’s nationally
and internationally recognized certifying exam. Earn the prestigious title
SA-C (Surgical Assistant – Certified). Your surgeon-level knowledge
and skills will dignify the title and you can wear it with pride.
The ACE Trained Assistant™
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) sets the standards high for Surgical
Assistants. They say the ideal Surgical Assistant is another surgeon.
ACE takes this standard seriously. Why should surgeons and their patients
have to settle for anything less than surgeon-level skills? The ACE Trained
Assistant™ is skills and knowledge prepared to replace another surgeon
in the role of first assistant without any reduction in the quality of services.
Sadly, many surgeons have learned to make do with assistants who are just
an extra pair of hands. They may have forgotten what real help is like
and are often shocked at the performance level of an ACE Trained Assistant.
But that should be the expected level. A lesser-trained assistant forces
the surgeon to keep one eye on the assistant and the other on the operation.
Imagine how such a split focus could slow down the procedure, raise the
level of difficulty, and increase the likelihood of costly surgical errors
– think texting and driving.
An ACE Trained Assistant’s objective is to help the surgeon focus
fully on the task at hand. It’s the next best thing to having another
surgeon as the assistant – in some ways it’s even better.
- You won’t take over the case
- You won’t be critical of the surgeon or embarrass him in front of the team
- You will be able to offer better suggestions because of your multispecialty
training and experience
- You will offer the surgeon a more enjoyable surgical experience
- You free up time so the surgeon can do more surgeries, see more patients,
build their practice, and enjoy more family time
It won’t be long before surgeons adjust to having good help again.
They literally become addicted to their favorite assistants. That is job
security for hospital or surgeon employed assistants – or more loyal
surgeons/clients for self-employed assistants.
HERE to fill out the Request Info form or give us a call at 855-966-4111.