NBSTSA CSFA Exam Prep

NBSTSA CSFA Exam Prep

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NBSTSA CSFA Exam Guide

The NBSTSA Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) examination tests candidates on the knowledge and skills of Surgical First Assistants in various settings. NBSTSA created the examination to assess the skills that make up the body of knowledge for all surgical first assistants. The NBSTSA CSFA examination consists of 200 questions, 175 of which are scored. The 25 pretest items (unscored) are randomly distributed throughout the examination for the purpose of analysis and statistical evaluation. Candidates must correctly answer 112 questions to pass the CSFA examination. The test covers eight knowledge areas, which are:

I. Peri-Operative Care:
A. Pre-Operative Preparation
B. Intra-Operative Procedures
C. Post-Operative Procedures

II. Additional Duties:
A. Administrative & Personnel
B. Equipment Sterilization & Maintenance

III. Advanced Science:
A. Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
B. Advanced Principles of Microbiology
C. Surgical Pharmacology & Anesthesia

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