How to Become a Surgical Tech in Wisconsin - WI
By Jennifer Williams, allied health world Contributing Writer
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Surgical Technologist Training in Wisconsin
The overall purpose of Wisconsin surgical technologist training programs is to help prepare you to work as a surgical tech in the real world. This is done through repetitive exposure to surgical procedures and surgical staff, helping to ensure that you understand your role and can excel in your role. The curriculum of this training program is designed to teach you how to become a surgical tech in Wisconsin.
In Wisconsin, there is a minimum training requirement of 3 months, although some schools prefer a 6-month surgical training period. During this time, you will get the chance to work with surgeons and nurses who will help you learn your role in the operating room. You will be taught things such as:
- How to properly sterilize surgical equipment
- How to properly place the patient in preparation for surgery
- How to identify surgical tools and assess the needs of the surgeon
- How to assist the surgeon during surgery
- How to work collaboratively as a member of the surgical team
The State of Wisconsin does not require state licensure for surgical techs. Clinics, hospitals, and the like do, however, prefer to hire candidates that are certified. You can obtain certification from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) by passing their examination.