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Health Careers Education
Surgical First Assistant Certification Review
The Surgical First Assistant certification review course is designed to assist the first assistant in preparing for the National Board of Surgical Assisting certification exam. The review is self-paced, utilizing several related texts. This course serves as an introduction to the first assisting exam questions. It is designed to assist in reviewing multiple exam content in broad functional areas as pre-operative, intra-operative, post-operative, and the basic sciences.
Cindy Schneider
1. Review study techniques to assist in reading and test taking.
2. Review current knowledge and organize subject areas of study.
3. Research reference books for rationales to exam questions.
4. Complete assessment exams.

Certified First Assistant - NBSTSA

Certified First Assistant - NBSTSA

Career Cluster Resources for Health Sciences
National Board of Surgical Technology and
Surgical Assisting

Surgical Technology for The Surgical

Alexander's Care of the Patient in

First Assistant Certifying Exam
Study Guide, Association of Surgical Technologists (2007)

Sabiston's Textbook of Surgery

Surgical Technology Series - MAVCC
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Surgical First Assistant