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Is it Really Worth it to Become a Surgical Assistant?
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 ...

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Blog posts in Professional Issues

  • 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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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