Month: August 2015
The History of Emergency Medicine
The story of emergency medicine begins on the battlefield. “He who desires to practice surgery must go to war,” wrote Hippocrates, the famous doctor of ancient Greece, in 400 BCE. Soldiers had to deal with all the same health issues as civilians..Read More
The Basics of Surgical Instruments
Surgical techs must be able to immediately identify surgical instruments. You don’t want to be the one asking the surgeon, in the middle of an operation, “What are Metzenbaum scissors again?” There are literally thousands of surgical instrume..Read More
What Is a Surgical Technologist?
A Surgical Technologist (or Tech) is a medical worker who has a number of essential responsibilities before, during and after a surgical procedure. Because their role is so important, Surgical Technologists need a wide range of knowledge. Surgical T..Read More