Surgical technologists work in clean, well lighted, cool surroundings. They spend most of their time in an operating room. They are often on their feet for long periods, and must remain alert during operations.
All_members of the surgical team wear sterile gowns, caps, gloves, gauze masks, and eye protection such as goggles. The operating room can be a stressful place. At times surgical technologists may be exposed to communicable diseases, and unpleasant sights, odors, and materials including blood and other body fluids. Emergencies require instant and correct responses and cooperative action by all members of the surgical team.