Should a member violate these Codes or Standards of Professionalism, their Designation may be revoked for a period of time, and/or they may be expelled from the Association.
- The Surgical Assistant should maintain a working relationship with all members of the operating room team and adjunct hospital personnel based on trust, honesty, confidence and respect.
- The Surgical Assistant should seek input, be willing to accept praise as well as criticism and possess the ability to transform such criticism in a constructive manner.
- The Surgical Assistant must be involved in “self” assessment and evaluation of each surgical procedure that he/she will be required to assist on. The process of formulating clear direction for best utilization of assistant skills should be mandatory for full benefit to patient, surgeon, and other members of the operative team.