Association of Surgical Technologists

Maryland State Assembly

Association of Surgical Technologists
Association of Surgical Technologists

November 3, 2018

AST Maryland State Assembly Fall Workshop
CE Credits:
7 Approved by AST

Carroll Hospital, William Kahlert Regional Cancer Center - East Pavilion Entrance
291 Stoner Ave
Westminster, MD 21157
Rasheedah Bilal-Sanders
6531 Frietchie Row, Columbia, MD 21045
Workshop Fee/ Nov 3rd
Back on track!! Registration will be open any day now!!! Register by paying using the pay pal button above. Please click on brochure above for more details on the workshop for November 3rd. Our refund policy is also on the brochure above. Thanks for your support!!  AST MDSA Ed Committee

"Rooted In Patient Care"
During World War II, the need for perioperative personnel was overwhelming. The role of the Surgical technologist was born and evolved into a separate allied health field. Surgical techologists serve as an integral part of the surgical team providing surgical care to the patients.  Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of surgical procedures.


Who are We?
The Association of Surgical Technologists Maryland State Assembly aka AST MDSA, promotes team work, and participation to promote education,  recognition, and information; all with the goal of supporting surgical technologists and most importantly serviing our surgical patients.  The AST MDSA is a non profit organization consisting of over 500 members of Certified Surgical Technologists, aka CST's, across the state of Maryland. We are a part one of the largest national medical organizations in the USA called AST, with over 80,000 members coast to coast.  AST MDSA is governed by AST and state bylaws. We hold elections for our board at our spring meeting every March. We have a board of directors who facilitate and serve our members and many committees that assist. AST MDSA advocates legislation for surgical technologists to graduate from an accredited school and become nationally certified to work in the state of Maryland.  Come to one of our bi annual meetings and find out more about what MDSA has in store!   
Whos behind the mask?
Before the surgery we are on your case making sure everything is prepared for whatever comes our way. We are there from start to finish no matter how many hours it takes. When stuff hits the fan, we know what the surgeon needs before he says it and at the end of the case we take precautions so that nothing is left inside the patient and afterward when everyone leaves the room we are often the last ones standing. We advocate for the patient during surgery when the patient is not aware of whats going on. We are the smooth operators!  We get little recognition but we put our patient first every single case.
Know whos behind the mask? " Maryland Certified Surgical Technologists, aka CST's, are highly skilled professionals who care. Please dont have surgery without one"