Enhancing the profession to ensure quality patient care.
are worth celebrating. You work hard for your team. You make the operating room
efficient while ensuring patient safety. You deserve recognition! That’s why, in
1984, the Association of Surgical Technologists Board of Directors dedicated
the third week in September to recognizing you and your profession. National
Surgical Technologists Week has been celebrated every year since and has become
a national phenomenon.
September 18-24, 2022
Surgical technologists are essential – not only in the operating
This year's theme is Behind the Mayo. For promotional posters, images to download and display and more, visit https://www.ast.org/surgicaltechnologistsareessential/
To enter our Behind the Mayo photo contest, visit https://pr.easypromosapp.com/p/943128
We will be adding more content throughout the month leading up to NSTW so check back often.
"We are the experts in everything sterile andaseptic. Who better to educate our communitiesthan the people who work daily to alleviatecontamination and cross-contamination?"
-Cindy Mask, CST, FAST
We are Experts in the Sterile Field.Now is the Time to Promote It
Read Cindy's guest column on why surgical technologists need to take the lead in promoting sterile technique and importance of PPE.
Watch AST's Career Video and help spread the word about the profession and the critical job surgical technologists perform every day.