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Thursday October 20, 2016  
11:00am  - 3:30pm **Program Directors / Accreditation Workshop
4:30 -8:00 pm Registration
6:00 - 8:00 PM Welcome Reception/Vendors
Friday October 21, 2016 Speaker / Topic
7:00 - 8:15 am Registration Breakfast and Vendors
8:15 - 8:30 am Welcome and Announcements
8:30 - 9:30 am John Rivera - Considerations in Autotransfusion
9:30 -10:30 am Judith Handley, M.D. - Working & Communications with ATT's & Providers (working title)
10:30 - 11:00 am Break / Vendors
11:00 am - 12 noon Oren Bernstein, M.D. - Infection Control in The OR
12 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch / Vendors
1:00 - 2:00 pm Joseph Answine, M.D. - Implementing an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program
and the Keys to its success
2:00 - 3:00 pm V.R. Karuparthy, M.D. - New Horizons New Technologies of Stem Cells
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break / Vendors
3:30 - 4:30 pm Gary Tzeng M.D., One Lung Ventilation
4:30 - 5:30 pm Samuel C. Seiden, M.D. - Will there be a Shot?! Reducing Anxiety in the Pediatric Patients

6:00 - 10:00 pm

 CoA-ATE Meeting - Closed Meeting

Saturday October 22, 2016 Speaker / Topic
7:00 - 8:15 am Registration Breakfast and Vendors
8:15 - 8:30 am Welcome and Announcements
8:30 - 9:30 am Kevin Lueders, Neuro Muscular Blocking Agents and Nerve Stimulation using Quantitative
TOF Monitoring is the new APSF Standard
9:30 -10:30 am Maureen Kawka, CRNA - Anesthetic Implications for the Patient with Deep Brain Stimulator
10:30 - 11:00 am Break / Vendors
11:00 am - 12 noon Megan Henley M.D. - Induction drugs, Paralytics, and Reversal
12 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch / Annual Business Meeting
1:00 - 2:00 pm Grete Porteous, M.D. - Disaster Preparedness
2:00 - 3:00 pm Martha Sayers, Cer.A.T.T. - Blood Gases
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm Bill Phelan - Ventilation Co2
4:30 - 5:30 pm Regional Meetings
  Region 1
  Region 2
  Region 3
  Region 4
  Region 5
  Region 6
  Region 7 
To receive full credit for CE’s you must turn in your own Evaluation Sheets each day before leaving
* 13 CE’s awarded for full participation
* Tentative Program – Subject to change – actual CE count could range from 11 to 13 CE’s

** Program Directors Workshop is intended for individuals interested in starting an
Anesthesia Technology program - Additional fee $150 No CE's Awarded


CoA-ATE Workshop

WHO:                    Program Directors

                            Those interested in starting an anesthesia technology education program

                            Those wanting to learn more about accreditation and program site visits

WHAT:                  Program Director Workshop,

PRESENTER:         Vicki Reyes, Cer. ATT,

                            Chair of the ASATT Education Committee and CAAHEP Committee on Accreditation for Anesthesia
                            Technology Education (CoA-ATE)


11:00 – 11:15        Welcome and Registration

11:15 – 11:45        Steps for beginning a program 

11:45 – 1:00         CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines

1:00 – 1:30           Break

1:30 – 3:00           Self-Study & Site Visit

3:00 – 3:30           Putting it all together & Questions

WHEN:                 Thursday October 20, 2016

                           11:00 am – 3:30 pm

WHERE:               Swissotel Chicago

                           323 East Upper Wacker Drive

                           Chicago, IL  60601

Whether you are attending the ASATT Annual Meeting or not, we’d love for you to join us!

The CoA-ATE Program Directors Workshop Registration is now Closed

Additional fee $150 No CE's Awarded


General Information


There are three methods by which certification can be re-established or advanced:


The Refresher Program is offered to certified anesthesia technologists who have not been substantially engaged in the practice of anesthesia technology for more than 2 years and must update their skills and knowledge of current clinical and theoretical practice in anesthesia technology in order to meet the established standards of practice and to apply for recertification through examination.

The Advancement Program is designed for the certified anesthesia technician who requires additional knowledge and skills in clinical practice in order to meet the established standards of practice of a certified anesthesia technologist.

Provisional Recertification may be granted for the previously certified anesthesia technologist/technician whose certification was allowed to lapse due to late or insufficient CE credits beyond the December 31st re-certification deadline.


Click here to take a quiz! cost: $10.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members per quiz


Why consider an Anesthesia Technology Program?

As a growing allied health profession, the Anesthesia Technology profession specifically focuses on fundamental and advanced clinical procedures, which assist the anesthesia provider in the safe and efficient care of patients receiving anesthesia. Working under the direction of the anesthesia provider, the Anesthesia Technologist is a vital member of the anesthesia care team. They are proficient in the acquisition, preparation, and application of various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia care. Technologists are trained to anticipate the needs of the patient and the provider, according to the surgical requirements, procedure or circumstance. Click to read full article.

The Sensor is the quarterly magazine produced for ASATT Members. As a benefit of membership you have access to download the current and past issues.

Join ASATT for this and other benefits.


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The verification link has now been activated. Candidates who have successfully passed the exam will not have their file updated and activated until ASATT receives official written notification from our testing company, AMP. Generally, we receive the written notification between the 10th and 14th of the following month. All updates for the certification verification site will be performed on the 15th of the month.

Click here to be directed to the verification site.