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Surgical Technology: Books, Articles, and Websites

HACC Library: Books and Media Catalog Search

The HACC Library: Books and Media catalog is a searchable database of books, periodical titles, and audio-visual material available at Harrisburg Area Community College.


Books @ HACC

Article Databases & Journals

Recommended Web Sites

Medline Plus: Videos of Surgical Procedures

This page provides links to prerecorded webcasts of surgical procedures. These are actual operations performed at medical centers in the United States since 2004. The videos last an hour.


Educational videos and podcasts.  If you join, then you can interact. 

Association of Surgical Technologists

AST is the only national organization that represents over 55,000 surgical technologists and surgical assistants.

Association of Surgical Assistants

The ASA represents a broad coalition of surgical assistant practitioners, who share several common goals, including optimizing surgical patient care, promoting the recognition of all surgical assistants, advancing legislative strategies and providing relevant continuing education experiences.


AORN is a professional association that empowers the OR nurse with education, standards of practice, and peer networking.

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

The purpose of NBSTSA is to determine, through examination, if an individual has acquired both theoretical and practical knowledge of surgical technology or surgical first assisting.