Surgical Technology lab replicates reality
When Bridgette Horner backed her vehicle up to the east entrance of the Surgical Technology Lab at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, she’d arrived to dispose of usable expired supplies from Morton County Health System in Elkhart.
That’s not how Surgical Technology Instructor Carmen Sumner saw it, though.
As Horner unloaded packages of disposable surgical supplies, Sumner summed it up in one word:
Horner serves as Surgical Technologist, Central Supplies Manager and Sterile Processing Department Director at MCHS, but she’s also an alumna of the College. A member of the first-ever surgical technology class to graduate in 1998, she knows exactly what will help surgical technology students learn.
“I’m excited to put these items to use,” Horner said. “They’re expired, so there’s no way the hospital can use them. This is one way they won’t be wasted, and they’ll help support health services in the region.”