AST Headquarters will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. We will also have limited staff May 28-31 as we host AST's Surgical Technology Conference in Washington, DC. Normal operations will resume June 3. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter. 

RECERTIFICATION
  • Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety

    In 2004, representatives from the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Association of perioRegistered Nurses (AORN), the American Society of Nurse Anesthetists (ANA), the American Society of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) and the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) formed the Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety (CSPS). The intent was to collaborate on standards and guidelines for safe practice and patient safety.