As the oldest and most widely recognized professional organization for surgical technologists, AST's primary purpose is to ensure that surgical technologists have the knowledge and skills to administer patient care of the highest quality.
AST, the only national organization that represents more than 80,000 surgical technologists, is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors. On the local level, 50 formed state assemblies address member concerns and issues.
Mission Statement: To support all Florida Surgical Technologists and Surgical First Assistants to provide the highest level of patient care. To encourage all members to continue their education and maintain the necessary skill level to meet the demands of increasing technology and advanced surgical techniques that are current on a local and national level, while successfully promoting our future professionals.
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