Honing Your Craft — From OR to Classroom

2020-06-26T08:40:30-06:00June 12th, 2020|

Surgical technologists and surgical assistants who answer the call to be educators are not always trained as such. We come as skilled practitioners who have dedicated years to perfecting our craft, ensure each surgical procedure runs as smoothly as a philharmonic symphony. As educators, we all strive to bring that same passion, effort and dedication to the instruction of our students.

Going the Distance: What We Can Learn from Distance Education Specialists

2020-06-26T08:41:30-06:00June 12th, 2020|

As instructors acclimate to online learning, they have been identifying methods and tools that work best for their students in real-time. For distance educators, the concept is not so new. We spoke with two experts in the field to understand what can be learned from their experience regularly working in a remote teaching environment.

Crystal Warner, CST, CSA, FAST, Joins ARC/STSA as Education Manager

2020-04-10T11:19:21-06:00April 10th, 2020|

The Accreditation Review Council on Education In Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) is pleased to welcome Crystal Warner, CST, CSA, FAST, as Education Manager. In this role, Warner is responsible for developing resources to support educators; and, managing outreach and communication activities for the ARC/STSA and EdAccred. Warner has held many roles relating to surgical technology and surgical assisting. During [...]

AFE Workshop Canceled for May 27, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia

2020-03-18T12:18:58-06:00March 18th, 2020|

Please note, the May 27, 2020, Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) has been canceled due to the current public heath crisis. Those who have already registered and paid will be contacted directly with the options of a full refund or rolling the payment forward to the next AFE.  The ARC/STSA will continue to monitor the current crisis and notify our entire [...]

ARC/STSA Cancels May 27, 2020, AFE Workshop

2020-03-18T11:16:22-06:00March 18th, 2020|

Given the current public health crisis, the ARC/STSA has made the decision to proactively cancel the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) workshop scheduled for May 27, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. We understand that your focus as educators is fully on your students, families and communities, as it should be. This continues to be an unprecedented and unpredictable event – we do [...]

ARC/STSA Office Operations: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

2020-03-17T10:33:54-06:00March 17th, 2020|

In an effort to protect the health and well-being of our staff, the ARC/STSA administrative offices will operate on a remote basis beginning Tuesday, March 17.  We will continue to serve our programs and be available during our normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MDT at info@arcstsa.net and 303-694-9262. Given the unprecedented nature of the current public health [...]

Updated Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

2020-03-13T15:21:04-06:00March 12th, 2020|

This notification serves to update the statement issued by the ARC/STSA on March 9, 2020, to support our programs as educators are challenged with instituting proactive measures to address the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As institutions make decisions to alter the delivery of surgical technology and surgical assisting curriculum, whether this includes a temporary closure of an institution or a move [...]

COVID-19 Statement

2020-03-09T16:04:44-06:00March 9th, 2020|

CAAHEP-accredited surgical technology and surgical assisting programs are in the process of planning and making decisions on how best to respond to the impact of COVID-19. Since the spread of COVID-19 is continuing, please know the ARC/STSA supports you as you work through this public health crisis. We will work with our programs to help them navigate issues that impact our [...]

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