Surgical technologists are members of operating room teams, which most commonly include surgeons, anesthesiologists, and circulating nurses. Before an operation, surgical technologists help prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment, sterile drapes, and sterile solutions. They assemble surgical equipment, as well as get patients ready for surgery by preparing the incision site. They transport patients to the operating room, help position them on the operating table, and cover them with sterile surgical drapes. During surgery, technologists pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and surgeon assistants and operate diagnostic equipment. Surgical technologists help prepare, care for, and dispose of specimens taken for laboratory analysis and help apply dressings.