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 19-25, 2021
Surgical technologists are essential – not only in the operating
room – but to your kids and
families, to local nonprofits, churches and charities, to local businesses, to
your neighborhoods, causes and communities, to friends and colleagues, to the
profession and to the public. Surgical technologists are essential every
day in so many ways! Whether you are celebrating your profession yourself or with your
team, YOU are essential! Thank you for all you do!
"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.