Surgical Tech Grads Honored
Recent graduates of Catawba Valley Community College’s Surgical Technology diploma were recognized at a ceremony in their honor.
Members of the graduating class include Laura Serafin, Lincolnton; Alyssa Keller, Mooresville; Courtney Shade, Granite Falls; Olivia Owens, Hickory; Emily Stuart, Granite Falls; Bailey Lineberger, Hickory; Mya Blackwelder, Statesville; Jaylan Martin, Morganton; Hailey Spidle, Hickory; Alicia Cocke, Claremont; Amela Hodzic, Lincolnton; and Anna Williams, Claremont.
Surgical technologists assist in the care of patients in the operating room and function as part of a surgical team. Working directly with surgeons, these individuals must understand sterile techniques, sterilization and disinfection, instrumentation, mechanical equipment, and needed surgery procedure supplies. Many graduates are employed in operating rooms, or same day surgery settings. However, they may also be employed in dialysis units, physician’s offices, labor and delivery units, central sterile processing departments, oral/maxillo facial surgery centers or emergency rooms.
Many of CVCC’s graduates practice locally as well as across the country. CVCC’s program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
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