Surgical technologists work in operating room teams along with other types of medical technicians, including surgeons, circulating nurses, and anesthesiologists. The job of the surgical technologist is to anticipate what tools and instruments will be needed by the surgeon during surgical procedures. This can include handling instruments, solutions and medications, and ensuring that the patient does not acquire surgical site infections.
Medical assistants keep the offices of health practitioners running smoothly by performing administrative and clinical tasks. These tasks and duties required of them can vary depending on the office. They are expected to handle several responsibilities at a time, and they constantly interact with people. Medical assistants are not to be confused with physician assistants, who are closely involved with examining, diagnosing, and treating patients.
Medical Billing and Coding:
Medical billing and coding technicians assemble patient health information. This information can include medical history, examination results, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment methods, and other healthcare services. They are often in communication with physicians and other healthcare professionals. They often use classification systems software to assign medical codes to each diagnosis and procedure.