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Surgical Techs- Give Me A Break - SurgicalTechSuccess
September 15, 2006
Hi,

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In today's Newsletter:

~Surgical Tech Week~

~Give Me A Break!

~ Touching Base, A Personal Note ~

~Updates & Reminders~

~HELP WANTED~

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~Surgical Tech Week~

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National Surgical Tech Week is September 17 - 23, 2006.

This is your opportunity to help the Surgical Tech Profession get a little extra recognition.

Now, most of us know that there are times when the surgical tech is not given the professional recognition we deserve.

WELL, Surgical Tech Week is the perfect time to promote the field of Surgical Technology and bring more awareness to those out there who may not know (or consider) that we are medical professionals!

If your medical facility, surgical tech school, doctor's office, etc., has not planned anything to honor our week, take action.

Make a few posters or signs and post them around your area.

Plan an office/school/facility meal. Take action and create a list of people who are willing to bring in something for a "pot luck" meal. Then plan your breakfast, luncheon, or dinner accordingly.

Contact your local newspaper or television news station. I know for a fact that news/media people are always looking for something new to talk about and share with the community. PLUS, with so much negative news going on now-a-days, why not throw something positive to a newsperson such as NATIONAL SURGICAL TECH WEEK.

Listen, if you don't take this profession seriously, nobody will.

By bringing attention to the Surgical Technology Profession, you are creating more awareness about our field and possibly informing other professionals that we are medical professionals who should be recognized.

Do your chosen profession justice and "sound off" during the week of Sept 17 - 23...

AND, stay tuned because I will be doing something quite special for every single newsletter subscriber out there in honor of Surgical Tech Week, so STAY TUNED~

As always, feel free to contact me anytime, I am always here to help you in any way possible~

Until Next Time~

Your friend,

Robert Prince, CST

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~Give Me A Break!

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This is something new.

Give me a break is something I've been thinking about for some time now and want to throw out a thing or two every now and then that makes me think - GIVE ME A BREAK!

This first episode of Give Me A Break has to do with a rather NASTY e-mail I received from an educator.

As many of you know, I promote the field of Surgical Technology.

What I mean is that I promote the field of Surgical Technology.

Yep, SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY.

OK, ok, what's my point..??..

WELL, the field of Surgical Technology includes (in my educated opinion) ALL surgical techs.

Anyway, I received this email from an educator ranting and raving about my use of surgical "tech".

This particular person was adamant that I refer to ALL surgical techs as Surgical Technologists and went on to say that they would never have anything to do with a company that uses the terminology "surgical tech".

GIVE ME A BREAK!

First of all, the usage of surgical tech refers to all surgical technology professionals, certified, non-certified, hospital trained, college trained, military trained, etc.

Now, I understand that certain programs out there may not use the term "technologist" AND other programs will not use the term "technician".

HOWEVER, my goal is to promote surgical technology and assist ALL SURGICAL TECHS regardless of the type of training they've had.

So, whether you're a Surgical Technologist, Surgical Technician, Surgical Tech Student, or just thinking about becoming a surgical technology professional, I am here to offer you the most accurate and factual information possible.

If you believe the use of Surgical Tech is deragatory, unprofessional, demeaning, or otherwise reflects a negative connotation, GIVE ME A BREAK and think about where you are putting your energies. Is it in the use of "tech" or is it in the complete & thorough training you should be offering every single one of your Surgical Technology students.

Thank You!

***If you have a GIVE ME A BREAK MOMENT, contact us and we'll consider publishing it it our next newsletter.

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A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a single hope. Epictetus, philosopher

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~ Touching Base, A Personal Note ~

Many of you out there have been e-mailing me to inquire about receiving a recent newsletter.

I know it's been about 3 weeks since my last newsletter and I appreciate your patience.

Now, I usually don't mix business with personal issues but so many of you out there have really shown me complete and consistent support,

So, on a personal note, I have been caring for my sick mother.

Unfortunately my mother has been battling cirrhosis of the liver for over 5 years and it appears that she may be in the final stages of this disease.

There is absolutely no explanation as to why she has this condition. She never drank, used drugs, or abused her body in any way.

Anyway, since I have such an incredibly supportive group of newsletter subscribers, I thought it was only fair to inform you.

Some of you out there already know about this personal situation in my life and I wanted to thank you for your prayers and blessings.

Thank You!

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~Updates & Reminders~

STAY TUNED because I will be doing something quite special for every single newsletter subscriber out there in honor of Surgical Tech Week, so STAY TUNED~

FRE'E employment tools here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechemploymenttools.html

Surgical Tech Traveler Update

I've been extremely satisfied with the feedback from Surgical Tech's who have gotten their travel career started from our Surgical Traveling page.

Take a look here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltraveling.html

The -SURGERY NEWS- continues to be EXTREMELY popular:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgerynews.html

The fre'e Questions, Answers, Tips, & Resources ebook is still available for newsletter subscribers here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechinformation.html

Surgical Tech Success Handbook here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechhandbook.html

If you would like to order the printed hardcopy edition of the Surgical Tech Success Handbook, the bonus digital download material IS included as digital downloads.

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/stshorder.html

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~HELP WANTED~

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If you have a Surgical Tech position available or know of a facility that is looking for Surgical Tech's, visit the following page for a FRE'E Surgical Tech Job posting.

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postsurgicaltechjob.html

POST your Surgical Tech position today OR if you know of a facility that is looking for Surgical Tech's, visit the following page for a FRE'E Surgical Tech Job posting.

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postsurgicaltechjob.html

Currently, there is absolutley no cost to place a Surgical Tech Job - Help Wanted listing on our site.

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postsurgicaltechjob.html

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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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Thank You! Best Regards,

Robert Prince, CST Author & Certified Surgical Technologist Founder & CEO SurgicalTechSuccess.com www.SurgicalTechSuccess.com

Surgical Tech Success Handbook http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechhandbook.html

-FRE'E- Surgical Tech's Questions, Answers, Tips & Resources e-book http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechinformation.html






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