Association of Surgical Technologists

Ohio State Assembly

Association of Surgical Technologists
Association of Surgical Technologists

Hello, the Board Members of the Ohio State Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists wanted to send a warm and grateful Thank You to everyone who made it to the 2015 Fall Conference. From students, to retiree's, to new techs, to ones who have been in the workforce for years, it was a great success with a good turnout of attendance and wonderful speakers. We are always so grateful for people to take time from their busy lives and come to either learn, network, connect or speak amongst the Surgical Technologists in Ohio. Judy and Alecia did a great job getting this conference put together. Jason Lane, Synthes Rep had some spectacular hands on learning and training with their plating systems, as well!


Thank you to the speakers below;

Bill Edwards, CST

Sarah Yarkusko, BA Certified Perfusionist

Bill Swartley, CRNA

Jason Lane, Synthes Rep

Kachin Khare, Zimmer Rep

Dr. Andre Gilbert, MD

Dr. Richard Polder, MD

We are working hard to try and get legislation passed in Ohio to make it mandatory that hospitals hire Certified Surgical Technologists in the operating rooms. We all feel so passionate that this is a necessity and are striving to get this to happen. Everyone in the operating room from the head of the table, to the circulator, to the doctor working beside us has to have a type of license, certification, or credentials to be in their position besides us Surgical Technologists. We are just as important piece of the puzzle as anyone in that room. This is more than just a title, but us showing pride, dedication and drive in our profession. We strive off of pride in our jobs, and it takes great people to do what we do. Why not show it and stand strong in unity to ask that certification is just as important for us to have as it is for Nurses to be licensed.


Our Spring conference will be March 5 & 6, 2016 at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. More information will be posted in time with everything as time gets closer. This is just a little save the date!


If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of the board members. We are here for you, and if we do not know the answer, we will find it out and get back to you as soon as possible.


Thank you all for what you do!


The Board Members of the Ohio State Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists