Custom Surgical Assisting Programs for Hospitals and SurgiCenters – We can customize a program just for you, with educator access!
IMAGINE THE BENEFIT of having your STs cross-trained to be Surgical Assistants!
Many hospitals find that it is easier to promote current Surgical Technologists than trying to recruit qualified Surgical Assistants. Studies show that having Trained Surgical Assistants is cost effective and improves OR efficiency, quality of care, employee morale and retention.
Programs for FACILITY-enrolled STs and Allied Health Professionals: We offer free custom first assistant programs for facilities, that reduce the cost and allow facility educators to monitor and/or participate in the progress of their employees…or let RASA and our instructors fully manage their distance learning education and skills training.
The Royal Academy of Surgical Assisting offers surgical assistant certification programs for hospitals and surgical centers who would like to implement a first assisting team to improve productivity and patient outcomes, and to individual licensed and non-licensed practitioners wishing to acquire or master the surgical skills and knowledge to make a noticeable difference in the operating room and advance into the expanded role of First Assisting. We offer proven multi-media online training without the additional expense of attending classes, along with related travel expenses. The RASA program can be completed at your facility, at a pre-determined pace.
Programs may be designed to suit the needs of hospitals and Surgical Centers. Educator access may be provided to enable hospital preceptors and educators to track the progress of their employees or let RASA fully manage their education and skills training.
RASA is approved by the American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA), one of the most recognized national credentialing organizations for surgical assistants. Graduates of our online surgical assistant programs will be eligible to sit for the SA-C certification upon completion of the program.
Hospitals that have set up small groups of students, with the benefit of regular meetings with an educator/preceptor and fellow surgical assisting students, have had great results in keeping students on track. Templates are provided for surgical assisting job descriptions, credentialing and evaluation to assist with the implementation of a surgical assisting team.