The Medical Assisting and Surgical Technician students worked together learning about Surgical Asepsis procedures.  Some of the outgoing extern Surgical Tech students demonstrated methods of sterile technique in the medical office and operating rooms.  Students exercised these vital procedures in both working environments.  The ability and knowledge to maintain a sterile medical office and surgical environment is a critical skill.  Aseptic technique is a procedure used by medical staff to prevent the spread of infection. The goal is to reach asepsis, which means an environment that is free of harmful microorganisms. Each healthcare setting has its own set of practices for achieving asepsis. Common examples include surgery rooms, medical clinics, and outpatient care centers.  Clean equipment is a primary form of aseptic technique. Certain equipment, such as needles, should always be disposed of between patients.  Other types of equipment must be cleaned properly through aseptic techniques for safety. Sterilization methods include:  Simple hand washing is another important form of aseptic technique. Ensuring that all medical staff washes their hands before and after any procedure helps to prevent the spread of pathogens that can cause infections in patients.