C E E X A M Earn CE Credits at Home You will be awarded continuing educa- tion (CE) credits toward your recertifica- tion after reading the designated arti- cle and completing the test with a score of 70% or better. If you do not pass the test, it will be returned along with your payment. Send the original answer sheet from the journal and make a copy for your records. If possible use a credit card (debit or credit) for payment. It is a faster option for processing of credits and offers more flexibility for correct payment. When submitting multiple tests, you do not need to submit a separate check for each journal test. You may submit multiple journal tests with one check or money order. Members this test is also available online at www.ast.org. No stamps or checks and it posts to your record automatically! Members: $6 per credit (per credit not per test) Nonmembers: $10 per credit (per credit not per test plus the $400 nonmember fee per submission) After your credits are processed, AST will send you a letter acknowledging the number of credits that were accepted. Members can also check your CE credit status online with your login information at www.ast.org. 3 WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR CE CREDITS Mail to: AST, Member Services, 6 West Dry Creek Circle Ste 200, Littleton, CO 80120-8031 Fax CE credits to: 303-694-9169 E-mail scanned CE credits in PDF format to: [email protected] For questions please contact Member Services - [email protected] or 800-637-7433, option 3. Business hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m., MT NewAST 5 th Edition of Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist NowAvailable! Some of the latest changes in this new edition include: • Two new comprehensively illustrated procedures have been added: Open Nephrectomy and Lumbar Laminectomy • All case studies have been revised and many are new • New information includes OR furniture, safety guidelines, for ionizing radiation, electrical, fire and laser hazards and sharps safety • Minimally invasive surgery is now discussed under Biomedical Science and Minimally Invasive Surgery • Emergency Situations and All-Hazards Preparation information has been substantially revised • Surgical Pharmacology and Anesthesia topics have been streamlined • General Surgery features an expanded laparoscopic instrumentation discussion To order copies of the latest AST-authored textbook, please visit http://answerspluspro.cengage.com/b2bstore/index.html This just published textbook, written by CSTs, continues to focus on the knowledge, critical thinking and cognitive skills required by the surgical technologist. JUNE 2018 | The Surgical Technologist | 261