Surgical Technology students from Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) placed first in the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) “Scrub Bowl” held at their regional Spring conference at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on April 26, 2019. The SKYCTC students competed with ten other in-state college teams and one out-of-state team.
The format of the contest consisted of AST representatives asking questions about surgical procedures, instruments, and processes involved in surgery. The teams used a lock-out buzzer system to give their answers.
The first place SKYCTC Surgical Technology team members competing were: Halimah Aldarawish (Warren Co.), Emily Croslin (Warren Co.), Bethany Echols (Warren Co.), Courtney Estes (Barren Co.), Ashley Fraire (Warren Co.), Taylor Goodwin (Warren Co.), Courtney Hargis (Warren Co.), Laura Hendricks (Logan Co.), Jonathan Howard (Warren Co.), Taylor Kinnarney (Warren Co.), Rebekah Lancaster (Barren Co.), Taylor Lillybridge (Warren Co.), Sara Richardson (Warren Co.), and Crystal Tyree (Simpson Co.).
The Association of Surgical Technologists was established in 1969 by members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
AST, the only national organization that represents more than 80,000 surgical technologists, is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors. On the local level, 50 formed state assemblies address member concerns and issues.