The only AST-endorsed study guide for the NBSTSA national surgical technologist certifying examination that provides 6 practice exams and bonus basic science review questions for a total of 1,386 practice questions. Each exam reflects the NBSTSA exam content outline. An explanation of each answer is provided and the references are available on the AST web site, www.ast.org under the "Students" tab. The front matter provides techniques in preparing for the exam including studying technical material and retention techniques. Preparing for the exam can be a challenging task that started on the first day of your program and this study guide serves as a study tool to reinforce the learning that took place while attending the program. Good luck!!!