A Surgical Technologist is a member of the surgical team that includes the surgeon, anesthesiologist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse working to deliver patient care before, during and after surgery. He or she handles the instruments, supplies and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure and has an understanding of the procedure being performed, anticipates the needs of the surgeon and ensures quality patient care while maintaining the sterile field. Students will have the opportunity for clinical experiences in the operating room, central processing, anesthesia, cardiac catheterization lab, outpatient department, endoscopy and the post anesthesia care unit. Upon completion of the program, students may test to become Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
Meet The Instructor
Kim Daughhetee, A.A.S., C.S.T., is a graduate of the Autry Technology Center Surgical Technology Program. She is a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) with 23 years of experience in
the field of surgical technology.
She loves the challenge of teaching and working hard to make sure her students are grasping concepts and skills necessary to be a successful surgical technologist. Ms. Daughhetee has been Autry’s Surgical Technology Program Director since 2002.