Surgical Technologist Week

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, for over 60 years, surgical technology has grown to meet the ever-increasing demand for well-educated, highly-skilled and versatile surgical technologists; and
WHEREAS, surgical technologists are entrusted with the lives and well-being of patients and provide a critical service during surgical procedures; and
WHEREAS, over 90,000 surgical technologists nationwide are an integral part of the surgical team committed to providing the highest quality of surgical care to patients; and
WHEREAS, surgical technologists are responsible for the application of sterile and aseptic technique in the operating room, ensuring that equipment functions properly and facilitating safe and effective conduct, during invasive surgical procedures; and
WHEREAS, surgical technologists strive to prevent life-threatening surgical site infections and maximize patient safety; and
WHEREAS, Certified Surgical Technologists graduate from an accredited program and receive certification conferred by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting based upon passage of the national examination; and
WHEREAS, the surgical technologist’s motto “Aeger Primo, the patient first” reflects total commitment to patient safety and advocacy:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the week of September 18th through September 24th, 2017, as
Surgical Technologist Week
in the State of Alabama, and I and urge all my fellow citizens to join me in acknowledging the important role of surgical technologists in the care and recovery of their patients. We honor these men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep the residents of our state safe and healthy.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 18th day of September 2017.
Kay Ivey