Jamie Duke, Aneatria Sirmans,
and Salavadore Manalang
The Surgical Technology program at Northwest Florida State College (formerly Okaloosa-Walton College) recently held a reception for students who completed studies at the end of Summer term. The event included OWC certificate graduates: Aneatria Sirmans of Niceville, Salavadore Manalang of Navarre and Jamie Duke of Fort Walton Beach
The students successfully completed the rigorous one-year program to receive a certificate in surgical technology and are prepared to take the national exam given by National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting to receive the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credential.
Surgical Technologists are responsible for preparing the operating room by opening, operating and maintaining sterile and non-sterile equipment, surgical instruments and other supplies required for surgical procedures. They also assist in providing direct patient care within the surgical environment. Surgical technologists must be able to perform under pressure in stressful and emergency situations. They must also possess a stable temperament, be very responsible, caring, patient, detail-oriented, quick, yet accurate, and have a great deal of manual dexterity and physical stamina.