Kathy Snyder, CST, FAST, BS

Kathy Snyder

Surgical Technology Program

Instructor/Program Director

Email: ksnyder@dixie.edu
Phone: 435-879-4850
Office: Taylor 357

Education

BS, Northern State University

CERTIFICATION STATUS

National Board Certification, 1976 with currency through 9/1/2021

PUBLICATIONS

Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist, 4th Edition, 2017; Elsevier St Louis MO

PRESENTATIONS

  • 2013 | Preventing Surgical Fires, AST National Conference, New Orleans, LA
  • 2013 to current | Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (three times each year), ARCSTSA, Denver, CO
  • 2012 | Surgical Fire Safety, Wyoming State Assembly Spring Workshop, Cheyenne, WY
  • 2011 | Violence in the Workplace and the Surgical Technology Student, Co-Presented with Margaret Rodriguez, AST Instructor’s Forum
  • 2011 | Surgical Fire Safety, Colorado State Assembly Fall Workshop, Denver, CO
  • 2009 | Violence in the Workplace: A Never-Tolerated Event, AST National Conference, Dallas, TX

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Association of Surgical Technologists, 1976 to current

AWARDS

  • AST President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2014
  • Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologists, 2006

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • 2012-present | Board member, ARCSTSA
  • 2011-2013 | AST representative to the FDA Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative Panel
  • 2006-2011 | AST representative to the Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety,
    Member of Board of Directors
  • 2006-2008 | AST National Secretary (elected position)
  • 2002-2006 | AST National Board of Directors, re-elected to second term
  • 2002-2006 | Board member, Foundation for Surgical Technology
  • 1999-2001 | AST National Education and Professional Standards Committee
  • 1994-1999 | AST National Instructors Committee, Region 7 representative
  • 1988-2013 | Accreditation Review Council on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA), volunteer site visitor and trainer for site visitors
  • 1987-1994 | Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist Elected Vice-Chair 1992 (now known as NBSTSA)
  • 1984-1987 | CST Examination Review Committee, Elected Chair 1986-1987
  • 1980-1982 | AST National Education Committee, Region 7 representative
  • 1976 to present | Member, Association of Surgical Technologists