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 15-21, 2024
Stay tuned for all we have planned!
Click the button below for a statement from our President.
Click on the button below to explore the NSTW posters and printable resources available. Download, print them out, and place them in your hospitals, schools and houses, wherever you want!
Thank you to all who voted! Mayo Scissors won this time, but the race was close!
Fill out a proclamation! Click on the link below for a sample proclamation to recognize National Surgical Technologists Week. Organize a Surgical Technologist Day at your hospital or stage a mock surgery for the week.
"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.