I agree...I'd also like to know where surg techs are making 40K/year!!! Starting salary for surg techs are about 4-5 dollars less an hour than a new grad nurse. Assist the anesthesia personnel???? How do they expect to do that when they're scrubbed in getting the back table ready for the case? Duh.
Giving meds and fluids...yeah they do that, but, they don't have passcodes into the pyxis. The RNs get the drugs and fluids and pass to the techs to use during the case. CIRCULATE??! As far as I know, only an RN is qualified to circulate the OR. We have responsibility for the patient.
So, I guess, the only thing on this list that is absolutely true is that surg techs scrub in for the case and pass instruments.
Where on earth did you find this article?