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Building Biomedical Engineering Capacity in the Developing World: Necessary to Advance Anesthesiology

This is the outcome of a project from the ASA's Global Humanitarian Outreach forwarded to the ASA's Equipment & Facilities committee for potential help from its members. An anesthesia technologist became involved, and with Kaiser Permanente's BMET networking, connections have been made with the WHO, ACCE, THEAT and Almathea Trust. Click Here to see the results of this networking opportunity.

Call for ASATT Board of Directors due June 15th

Please accept this notice as our official call for the nominations of the Board and Executive Directors 2015-2016 terms.  Every year we ask our members to nominate someone they believe can help ASATT further grow as an organization. Please take a minute to think about those around you. Are they motivated? Have they been active in ASATT? Have they wanted to be? Have they been active in furthering education for anesthesia technicians and technologists?  Are they sincere in advancing the society for the benefit of the entire profession?

The Regional Directors hold office for a period of two years. Up for election this cycle are the positions of Regional Director in Regions 1, 3, 5, and 7. Those nominated must reside in the Region for which they are nominated. The Executive Board position available this election cycle is President-Elect. The position of President-Elect is a three-year term. Those nominated for President-Elect must have served on the Board of Directors prior to the nomination. In order for the nomination to be accepted, you must have prior approval from those you nominate.

The ASATT Board of Director positions require an individual to dedicate the necessary time to fulfill obligations needed for the success of the organization. Please read the Position Descriptions for each position, and then if you have someone in mind, complete the Nomination Form.

Completed forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to Alex LLanas.

ASATT HQ, 7044 S. 13th Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154

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Only ASATT Members in good standing can nominate and run for office.

Conference Registration is now open for the ASATT 2015 Annual Educational Conference, taking place on August 27-29, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Start Making Plans now to join us by making your hotel reservations at the Little America Hotel and registering during the Early Bird Rate.

Please be aware we have upgraded our membership security and are now using your email as your username to login to the ASATT website (www.asatt.org).   Due to this change, your existing account will now require you to use your email as the username but your password has remained unchanged. 

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Anesthesia Technology is rapidly being recognized as an Allied Health Profession. As a profession sometimes we need to make difficult and somewhat painful decisions in order to secure our position as a member of the Anesthesia Care Team. To help with these transitions we are circulating information that will impact many of us in the Anesthesia Technology vocation. Listed below are some very important dates to remember and plan for. ASATT is also requesting your assistance to disseminate this information to all of your co-workers and those looking to begin a career in the anesthesia technology profession.   

  •     July 15, 2015 is the last day to use work experience for qualification of the

              technician certification exam.

  •     If you plan on taking the technician certification exam you will need to have

              the examination application completely filled out, with all necessary  

              supporting documentation and payment to ASATT Headquarters prior to

              June 30, 2015.

  •     You will need to fully meet ALL eligibility requirements by July 15, 2015 in

              order to qualify for the technician certification exam.

  •     After July 15, 2015 you will be eligible for the technologist level exam after

              successful completion of an ASATT approved/accredited program.

  •     At midnight on July 15, 2015 CST we will retire the technician level exam.
  •     After that date, the technologist certification exam will be the only one

available.

Important notes to remember:

Certified Technicians will not be grandfathered to Certified Technologists.

You will be able to keep your Technician Certification as long as you meet the 20 CE’s needed for your certification and remain in good standing.

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.

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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.