CST Resources

my favsThese are some of the products and tools I use daily. Some items such as the tee shirts and mugs, I haven’t yet purchased but I thought you might enjoy. Other products like shoes and education materials, I swear by or they have come highly recommended.

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Some of my favorite caps for men and women are compiled on my Pinterest board here.


Find the best shoes for the long hours in the OR here. Top picks for Men and Women.


Awesome Surgical Tech Gear And Gifts

You can find great gift ideas for the surgical tech on my Pinterest board here or click below on the surgical tech Must Haves.

Recommended CST Study Materials

CST exam bookWhen I was studying for my CST exam, I used two main sources to study. The first was a book by AST, Surgical Technologist Certifying Exam Study Guide. This book contains 6 practice exams and science review questions for a total of 1,386 practice questions. Every exam reflects the NBSTSA exam content outline and provides an explanation of each answer. I found this book was most helpful to me because the majority of my exam questions were on the practice tests. *This doesn’t mean it will be exactly the same for you as there are multiple tests but it is a very good starting point.



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Life of a traveling OR nurse, perfect addition to the life of a surgical tech! www.surgicalsojourner.com

Comedy relief for the OR? Check out www.gomerblog.com

The doctors that keep us all working…and laughing, or crying…Highlights info row imageZDoggMD.com