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WKCTC Students Celebrate National Surgical Technologists Week

West Kentucky Community and Technical College surgical technology students are celebrating National Surgical Technologists week by taking cookies to their clinical sites in the region. Pictured, from left to right: Bridgett Lawless of Smithland, Regon Fugate of Ledbetter, Emily Lamb of Kuttawa, Idalia Simmons of Calvert City, Courtney Murphy of Paducah, Macy Moran of Cunningham, Daphne Bommarito of Wickliffe, Kayla Word of Paducah, and Ginger Meeker of Metropolis, Il. The students join hospitals and colleges throughout the U.S. in celebrating National Surgical Technologists Week from Sept. 20 to 26. The week is promoted through the Association of Surgical Technologists to recognize this important segment of the health care field. To celebrate, WKCTC students are delivering cookies to local surgical clinical site during the week.

Surgical technologists serve as an integral part of the surgical team, providing surgical care to patients. They work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of surgical procedures. Surgical technologists work in one of the fastest-growing professions in the country. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the surgical technology profession will grow faster than the average of all other occupations through the year 2020, and it is anticipated that the volume of surgery will increase due to the expanding senior population.

To learn more about WKCTCs surgical technology program, call 855-GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu