Our review is designed to help you maximize your score on the Certified Surgical Technologist Examination. StatPearls questions and articles are linked directly to National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting® content outlines. Each review course is designed to empower you to assess your knowledge and understanding of medical principles and concepts found on the Certified Surgical Technologist Examination.
We have 366 Multiple-choice 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order questions with four detailed teaching points linked to 242 PubMed indexed review articles related to the CST® Certification Examination. You can customize practice questions to anatomical and clinical Certified Surgical Technologist subject areas. In addition, you will have access to a 250 question pre- and post-test Certified Surgical Technologist Examination to help you target learning and identify areas that need further study. Analytics and reports allow you to compare your scores to other students.
Achieve top scores
The StatPearls CST® practice exam will help you achieve a top score on the CST® Certification Examination. 302 authors and 13 editors have contributed to the development of the Certified Surgical Technologist Examination content, which is continuously refined and updated to improve your learning experience.
Certified Surgical Technologist Examination Overview
How many hours is the Certified Surgical Technologist Examination?
The Certified Surgical Technologist Examination is 3 hours.
How many questions is the Certified Surgical Technologist Examination?
The Certified Surgical Technologist Examination is 175 questions.
What topics are covered on the Certified Surgical Technologist Examination?
Topics include: Perioperative Care; Ancillary Duties; and Basic Science
Certified Surgical Technologist Examination MCQs (366)
Our question bank for the Certified Surgical Technologist Examination covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 4 questions
- Cardiovascular - 22 questions
- Connective Tissue - 9 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 33 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 4 questions
- Eyes - 28 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 47 questions
- Genetics - 1 questions
- Genitourinary - 11 questions
- Growth and Development - 2 questions
- Gynecologic - 18 questions
- Hematologic - 10 questions
- Infectious - 77 questions
- Integument - 31 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 23 questions
- Nervous - 34 questions
- Nutrition - 1 questions
- Obstetric - 16 questions
- Oncologic - 8 questions
- Pulmonary - 10 questions
- Renal - 9 questions
- Surgery - 210 questions
- Toxicology - 7 questions
- Trauma - 22 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 7 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 54 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 13 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 5 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 24 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 7 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 51 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 103 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 2 questions
- Teaching/Learning (Promotes Behavior Change) - 8 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 2 questions
- Causes - 28 questions
- Classification - 57 questions
- Differential - 16 questions
- Epidemiology - 1 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 4 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 4 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 7 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 22 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 5 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 47 questions
- History Physical - 101 questions
- Legal - 4 questions
- Pathophysiology - 88 questions
- Patient Education - 4 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 26 questions
- Toxicology - 5 questions
- Treatment Medical - 46 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 1 questions
- Treatment Radiation - 1 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 1 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 186 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 9 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 9 questions
- Drug Information - 20 questions
- Pharmaceutics (Safely dosing medications) - 3 questions
- Pharmacokinetics (Drug movement in body) - 1 questions
Certified Surgical Technologist Examination Articles (242)
The term “cardiac contusion” has been used to describe an injury to the heart af ...
There are multiple types of normal and abnormal respiration. They include apnea, eupnea, orthopnea, dyspnea, hyperpnea, hyperventilation, hypoventi ...
Retinoblastoma is an uncommon type of malignancy occurring in 1 per 18000 childbirths, but it is ...
Above-the-knee amputations (AKA) involve removing the leg from the body by cutting through both the thigh tissue and femoral bone. This procedure m ...
Informed consent is the process in which a health care provider educates a patient about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a given procedure ...
The stomach is an important organ and the most dilated portion of the digestive system. The esophagus precedes it, and the small intestin ...
Laryngeal mask airways (LMA) are single-use or reusable supraglottic airway devices which may be used as a temporary method to maintain a ...
A wound is defined as a discontinuity of the epithelial lining of the skin or mucosa due to physical or thermal damage and they can be pr ...
Dehiscence is a partial or total separation of previously approximated wound edges, due to a failure of proper wound healing. This scenario typical ...
Breast cancer is the most common cancer of women in the United States. As of 2018, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will have had a diagnosis of invasive b ...
The most basic definition of cerebral edema is swelling of the brain. It is a relatively common phenomenon with numerous etiologies.  ...
Lacerations are a pattern of injury in which skin and the underlying tissues are cut or torn. Healthcare providers encounter lacerations regularly. ...
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. It measures approximately 7 cm to 10 cm in length&n ...
Skin grafting is the transfer of cutaneous tissue from one portion of the body to another, often used to cover large wounds. The rationale of skin ...
Antibiotics are common agents used in modern healthcare. This was not always the case. From ancient times, people sought ways to treat those with i ...
Karie Tennant BSHSA, CST Program Director ECPI University CST Manassas VA
JoLane M Collins MA, Ed, CST Professor Program Director of Surgical Technology Technical College of the Lowcountry CST, FAST (Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologists) Beaufort SC
Nicole I Lambert AS, CST Program Director Concorde Career Institute CST St. Pete Beach FL
Become a better professional with answer explanations and articles that enable you to master the material.
Test Exams & Unlimited Quizzes
Assess where your strong and generate practice questions where you are weak.
Questions and teaching points are continuously updated.
Actionable information on where to improve.
No credit card required