Exam Applcation Due Date June 30, 2015
This is a reminder, if you plan on taking the certification exam (Technician or Technologist) 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.
We cannot guarantee testing for those applications received after June 30, 2015.
Building Biomedical Engineering Capacity in the Developing World:
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.
ASATT 2015 Annual Educational Conference Registration Now Open
Conference Registration is now open for the ASATT 2015 Annual Educational Conference, taking place on August 27-29, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Important Upcoming Changes to the Anesthesia Technology Profession
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
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.
ASATT Regional Education Awards
Regional Directors are soliciting their members to nominate someone in their region that has genuinely contributed to promoting and furthering the continuing education of anesthesia technicians. Has someone:
- Helped you or a group of technicians gain valuable knowledge in the field of anesthesia technology?
- Volunteered their time to provide quality lectures for continuing education credits?
ASATT would like to pay tribute to those individuals who are not required or paid to advance the education of AT’s, but whose sincere interest promotes education in our specialty. If you were able to associate a name to either one of those questions, show your appreciation by taking a few minutes of your time to complete and submit the Regional Education Awards Form.
I encourage every member to consider who in your region has exemplified this award. All nominations will go directly to the Regional Directors for review. If more than one person, facility, or company is nominated in a region, the Regional Director will ultimately choose the recipient.
Completed forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to Alex LLanas No later than July1, 2015.
ASATT HQ, 7044 S. 13th Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154