Jumpstart Your Career with RASA
RASA’s program is based on the Core Curriculum for the Surgical First Assistant to help you jumpstart your career. This advanced-level surgical assistant school program stresses comprehensive surgical knowledge and intraoperative skills. In addition, students study the expanded role and functions of the Surgical Assistant. As a matter of fact, an in-depth study of operating room procedures, concepts, surgical modalities and emergency preparedness will give you the comfort of knowing you are one of the best prepared surgical assistants. You will move on to study actual surgeries in all major surgical specialties. However, we do not require multi-specialty rotations during your clinical internship. Although, we feel that familiarizing you with all specialties, and common cases for each, widens your knowledge base and helps prepare you to pass the certification exam.
How SA 281 will help you jumpstart your career:
LESS THAN 1 MONTH TO START. You will gain access to the online program with a start date on the 1st of the following month after you turn in your application (pending approval).
YOUR WOUND CLOSURE TRAINING SYSTEM. We will mail you your Wound Closure Kit shortly after enrollment. After all, we want you to get a jump on learning basic through advanced suture and tying skills!
YOU ASKED AND WE LISTENED! The newly released program provides a multi-media online site with a guided home study, video instruction, self-assessment quizzes, interactive activities and a variety of internet resources, tutorials, and 3D anatomy. All in all, the new program is exactly what you need to jumpstart your career!
COMPLETE THE SUPERVISED CLINICAL INTERNSHIP at your local facility under the direction of surgeons of your choice. The program teaches multi-specialty, however, we do not require rotations. In other words, you may complete your clinical cases in one or more specialties. See our frequently asked questions for more information.
RASA’s programs consist of online distance learning modules, the Wound Closure Training System™, and a supervised clinical internship.
All programs utilize the Wound Closure Training System for home study. Students wanting to learn how to become a surgical assistant develop the psychomotor skills and hand/eye coordination with this system. In fact, the wound closure training system was specially designed to develop those skills. Surgeons require well-trained and highly skilled surgical first assistants, so we prepare you to be great. Immediately following your start date, the Royal Academy of Surgical Assisting will ship this unique and effective instructional system.
The home lab comes with online access to video instruction of basic through advanced wound closure skills, instrument handling, and multi-layer wound closure skills. Students will learn skills that will make them look and feel like an expert in wound closure, in the comfort of your own home, and at your own pace. Unlike regimented classroom settings, you will not feel hurried, rushed, or embarrassed in front of classmates. Not to mention, students may view the lessons as many times as necessary to understand every concept and technique.
YOU WILL BE AMAZED at how easily and quickly you learn and retain the wound closure skills and techniques from this custom-made surgical training system. With this in mind, it comes all inclusive with everything you need to jump-start your career and skill training:
- Online wound closure Instructional video instruction
- Wound Closure Lab with carrying case
- Multi-Layered Abdominal Simulated Tissue pad with simulated vein
- Forceps, Needle Holders, and Suture Scissors
- Practice Suture
- Knot Tying Practice
- Penrose drains for insertion and securing practice
Occupational Objective of the Program:
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge necessary to sit for the SA-C national certification exam through the American Board of Surgical Assistants. For that reason, you can learn more about the SA-C by visiting www.ABSA.net. You will be able to apply for employment as a Surgical Assistant in a variety of settings.
Scope of Practice
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) defines the scope of practice for Surgical Assistants. ACS states the surgical first assistant (SA) provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. This role will vary considerably with the surgical operation, specialty area, and type of facility. In addition, further information is available by clicking here. Always abide by state laws and hospital policies when acting in the role of the surgical assistant.