PLEASE NOTE: From September 3-5, 2014, AST will be implementing important software updates to our membership database. During this time, member accounts will NOT be accessible by members or AST staffers. This will include any pages on the AST website that are directly linked to the membership database. (The rest of the website will remain accessible.) AST Member Services also will not be taking calls during this time. If you call during this time, please leave a message and we respond to you starting September 8. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we take the time to upgrade our systems to better serve our members!
AST Headquarters will be closed on Monday, September, 1, in observance of Labor Day.
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The Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) was
established in 1969 with the mission of ensuring quality patient care.
AST is proud to acknowledge more than 36,000 members and represents the interests
of more than 80,000 practitioners nationwide. AST actively promotes education
for the profession; legislatively advocates for practitioner recognition;
supports state-level constituent organizations; and has committed to students
as the future of the profession.
As the oldest and most widely recognized professional organizations for surgical technologists, AST's primary purpose is to ensure that surgical technologists possess the knowledge and skill sets to administer the highest quality of care for every patient. Aeger primo!