THE PROFESSION OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY
Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who
are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical
care to patients in a variety of settings.
The surgical technologist works under medical supervision
to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures.
This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to insure that the
operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that
the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient
A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory
and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge
of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and techniques
to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic
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