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General Information

The World Health Organization [WHO] has links to all versions of ICD-10 [Classification of Diseases] including the most current version, 2016.

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems, proving a picture of the general health situation of countries and populations.  All Member States use the ICD which has been translated into 43 languages. [11/15]

Professional Associations

Association of Surgical Technologists
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) this association is the oldest and most widely recognized professional organization for surgical technologists and surgical assistants.  AST's primary purpose is to ensure that surgical technologists and surgical assistants have the knowledge and skills to administer patient care of the highest quality. [8/16]
Association of Surgical Technologists Student Association
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As an AST student member, you already belong to the Association of Surgical Technologists Student Association (ASTSA). Get applications for scholarships, and learn the benefits of qualifying for the Honor Society. Click to join, or learn more about the benefits of  certification. [8/16]
The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
NBSTSA, formerly the LCC-ST, was established in 1974 as the certifying agency for surgical technologists. NBSTSA is solely responsible for all decisions regarding certification; from determining eligibility to maintaining, denying, granting and renewing the designation. 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. In addition, through the acquisition of continuing education credits or by re-examination, CST’s certified after August 31, 1977 and all CST/CSFAs are required to stay up to date   with changes in the medical field. [8/16]


Anatomy of the Human Body
"The edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries." [8/16]
Medical Encyclopedia
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations. MedlinePlus, NIH.  [8/16]
Videos of Surgical Procedures
MedlinePlus provides links to prerecorded webcasts of surgical procedures. These are actual operations performed at medical centers in the United States. Note that you are not seeing these videos live, so questions by email are NOT available.  You can download Flash Player for free at [8/16]


Outpatient Surgery
Article archive 2000-present, not all full text.  Also available (in Library 2009 - present). [4/17]  
Taylor & Francis Online
URL: (subscription link for NEIT on and off campus)
Publishers of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation (e-journal subscription available via Full Text Finder) and many other publications of myriad topics.  [11/16]

Last updated  201704/ JAU