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Jonnalee Geddis Cer.A.T.

Jonnalee Geddis, Cert.A.T.

CT-ME-MA-NH-NJ-NY-RI-VT

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Hello Region 1,

Happy Holidays to you all. I hope you enjoy your time with friends and loved ones. May the snow be kind and your families and friends be healthy for the next year which I am sure will bring great love, joy and peace to us all.

For those who are due to recertify this year, the recertification period will begin November 1st, and we will be sending out an email reminder with instructions on recertifying. As in the past, if you have all your CE’s on file in the database you will be able to recertify online by logging into the website and going to your member profile. You will only be able to log into the site if your membership is active. So, if your membership has expired and you want to recertify at the member rate make sure to renew your membership by the end of October. For those who have to submit CE’s with your recertification the preferred method will be to upload your documents online. By choosing this method you will also be able to pay online as well. Also note starting this year, we will not be accepting recertification applications via fax. Once again, we’ll be sending out the recertification reminder the beginning of November. It will have the detailed instructions for submitting your recertification information.  This information will also be listed on the ASATT website. There will be no membership renewals or joins during the months of November or December, so make sure if your membership has expired to renew by the end of October.  

We already have a good head start on meetings for next year, so if you are contemplating having a meeting at your Hospital. Please let me know so we can tentatively put you on the calendar. We will not need a permanent date, just an estimate will be great. You can always have a half day, a full day or 2 days for a Regional Meeting.  When you host a meeting, you are providing much needed CEU’s for your fellow Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists. If you would like to host a meeting or learn how, send me an email or call me. Keep checking on the ASATT website for information on all meetings. Please email topics that you would like to have presented at the meetings as well. We want to make you happy with the meetings.

If you have always wanted to be more active with ASATT, here is your chance, We are always looking for members to help out on committees. It is a great way to get involved and learn the ropes so to speak, then if you want to become part of the Board of Directors, you can do just that.

 

12/18


Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T.

Region 1 Director

 

 

Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T.

Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T.

DE-IN-MD-MI-OH-PA-VA-WV

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Hello Region 2

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! I know the next month will be busy with getting ready for these holidays. These holidays can make you go crazy and can be very exhausting but in the end think of all the memories you’ve made with family and friends.

What’s been happening in our Region:

I have been busy networking to get meetings set-up, so we can earn our CE’s.  One of our meetings that will be held in Region 2 will be at the University of Michigan. The dates will be May 31 and June 1 2019. We are trying something fun with a meet and greet on Friday May 31 with speakers and on Saturday June 1 with more speakers. Thanks to Michelle and her team for getting this conference in order. More details will post shortly to the ASATT website

I would also like to start a group for the Technicians and Technologist to get together every three months to have a lunch/dinner so we can hear how things are done at their hospitals. 

Lastly if you’re interested in holding a regional meeting please contact me, it has great perks and you can earn Free CE's!!! It takes a lot of work but it’s worth it!! I would like set a goal of having FOUR Regional meetings a year for our Technicians and Technologist remember we all need CE’s so let’s work together as a team with promoting our profession!!

 When I’m at meetings I hear members wanting to get more involved with our organization, one opportunity is volunteering to join a committee. You as a member can bring new ideas to help promote/change to better our profession and remember we are the voice of our organization and want it to grow and prosper! 

I’m looking forward to our 2019 Annual Meeting that will be held in October in Orlando Florida. This can be a great opportunity to attend a conference and turn it into a family vacation at the same time. I would love to see more of us Technicians and Technologist to speak at our Annual Meetings remember you can earn additional CE’s for your presentation.

Remember if you’re up for recertification make sure you don’t come up short for CE’s. That’s one of the perks being a member of the ASATT, any regional or annual meeting you attend to earn your CE’s automatically get uploaded to your account. Lastly be thinking about our Regional Education Awards. If there is someone you think should be nominated for this award please bring it to my attention. 

12/18

 

Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T

Region 2 Director

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Trevon Logan, Cer.A.T.

Trevon Logan Cer.A.T.

AL-FL-GA-KY-NC-SC-TN

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Greetings Region 3!!

I would like to take the time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I know this time of the year is extra busy for everyone but please don’t forget to recertify by December 31, 2018 in order to avoid paying late fee’s.

Just a heads up the 2019 meeting will be held in Florida October 2019 during the week in order for members to be able to enjoy Disney with their families. Start planning early for a trip with the family in Disney! Stay on the lookout for exact dates.

There will be no memberships to ASATT accepted during the month of November or December in order for ASATT to recertification’s done in an orderly and prompt manner.

Region 3 will hold their next meeting March 9th 2019 in Fayetteville NC at the Fayetteville VA’s new facility. There is a lot of rich history in the town of Fayetteville and I hope to see you’ll there. It will be a wonderful learning opportunity all around. Stay tuned for upcoming registration forms.

ASATT encourages our members to volunteer to speak at an upcoming conference to obtain extra CEU credit for recertification. If you are interested in speaking please contact the President of ASATT or any member of the Executive Board and I’m sure we can plan a speaking opportunity for you in the near future.

Remember we now have a school for Anesthesia Technologist in our Region. The first started August 2018. Go on line at Durhamtech.com for upcoming class start dates.

 

12/18

Trevon Logan, Cer.A.T.

Region 3 Director

 

Jeffery Blakney, Cer.A.T.

Jeffery Blakney, Cer.A.T.

IL-IA-MN-MO-ND-SD-WI

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Hello Region 4,

This will be my final monthly report Matthew Chandler will take over the duties. I have really enjoyed being your Director the last four years Matthew will be your new voice of region 4. I know he will be instrumental in the continued growth and development of the region.  Let’s all welcome Matthew to the Board of Directors region 4 you are in good hands.

It’s time to recertify please try and have this process taken care of by December 31st or you may in counter a late fee. For all of the complete details please refer to the ASATT home page 2018 recertification.

It’s never too early to plan ASATT 2019 Annual Educational Conference (October)destination is Orland Florida Disney. Being that it is Disney ASATT want to keep family in mind so be on the lookout for special conference dates and please bring your family members and enjoy the parks.

 I want to keep College of Dupage (Illinois) dates in my report (COD) wanted me to mention that they are offering The Bridge program. This program is an acceleration 16-week program with designed courses that will allow you to sit for the technologist test once completed. You must be qualified through ASATT to take this course. That means you must be a Cert.A.T. and have at least 5years of experience. Upcoming dates are as follows (Jan. 14th-May 3rd, 2019,) (May13th, August 30th, 2019) and (Sept 3rd, 2019-Dec 20th, 2019) for more information please get in contact with Danielle Kuglis Seago  Ph. (630)-942-2412. Email:   mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

11/18

Jeffery Blakney, Cer.A.T.

Region 4 Director

(IA IL MN MO ND SD WI)

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Jason Menchey, Cer.A.T.

AR-CO-KS-LA-MS-NE-OK-TX

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM REGION 5!!

Happy Holidays as the year come to a close and it might be time to recertify for you. There is on last meeting in Region 5 on December 8th in San Antonio, Texas.

As December starts we are hitting crunchtime for CE’s, there is another meeting on December 8th in San Antonio. The registration is already up and kicking off, we are having at least 6 CE’s but hoping to get the last two to get 8.

We will have another Official ASATT Region 5 Meeting in…

Saturday, March 2, 2019

UTSW

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

Meeting Room 2109

(2nd floor conference area)

6201 Harry Hines Blvd

Dallas, TX 75390

If you would like to obtain a couple FREE CE’S contact me.

There are a couple ways to do this:

Setting up regional meetings, ASK ME HOW!!!

Present a topic-1 CE

Create the presentation AND present-2 CE’s

Choose a topic that you feel would benefit attendees, and roll with it!

 

Speaking about getting involved….

How many times have you wondered if you could help out in a way that would make a difference in your profession? Everybody has their ideas and thoughts. Have you ever thought about getting involved with ASATT?

I never did. All I wanted was to have a meeting close to me. I had no idea all of the great things being involved with ASATT can bring. My bosses looked at me different. Talked to me as a professional.  My providers treated me different. They treated me not as the “Turnover team”. They treated me as a professional who cared about my job.

 

We have a couple of changes to the ASATT membership.

  1. We are adding the option for a 2 year membership at the cost of $150.00 saving you $20 over the two year period. You will still have the option for the one year membership at $85 if you choose.
  2. Beginning this year we will not accept renewals or joins during the months of November and December, so make sure you renew you membership during the renewal process.

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This is a great deal folks! Any savings is good, right?

 

 

12/18

Jason Menchey Cer.A.T.

Region 5 Director

 

Allison Kohn, Cer.A.T.T.

AZ-CA-NM-NV-UT

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Hello region 6,

My name is Allison Kohn, and I look forward to representing all of us as our new region 6 director. I graduated from the PCC/KP Anesthesia Technology Program as a Certified Anesthesia Technologist and I have a huge drive to push and advocate for our profession.

I am currently working on setting up a meeting that will focus on what us, as Anesthesia Techs, want and need to learn about in our professional field, and I will have an update soon on when this meeting will be held. I encourage anyone who would be interested in speaking at our meeting to please contact me, as you will also receive additional CE’s. Getting involved is easy and we all need to stay connected to better ourselves as a whole.

Our next national meeting will be in Orlando Florida (2019). Make sure you look ahead and plan your trip. What a great and fun family vacation that can be!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions for region 6. We are in this together!

11/18

Respectfully submitted, 
Allison Kohn
ASATT Region 6 Director
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Justin Akamine, Cer.A.T.

AK-HI-ID-MT-OR-WA-WY

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Justin Akamine, Cer.A.T.

Howzit going gang,

End of the year is upon us and I hope it’s been a good one for all.

Recap of 2018:

-Our first meeting was in Portland, Oregon hosted by Neil Allen and his crew at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside. Neil presented his own topic of “Anesthesia Techs for the Win”.

-Second meeting was in Honolulu, Hawaii hosted by Delbert Macanas. This was Delbert’s 20th meeting in Hawaii. One of the longest running regional meetings for ASATT.

-Third meeting in Bellevue, Washington hosted by John Gonzalez and his awesome crew at Overlake Hospital. It was amazing and one long day of lectures. John and his crew pulled together and got us 10 lectures for a total of 10 CE’s

-We elected Lyndal Wilson-Bishop to receive our regional education award. She has helped many anesthesia techs by providing countless hours and guidance toward creating avenues for education in the field of anesthesia techs.

-I’d like to recognize Pat Hegge for always supporting ASATT. He spoke at our annual conference in Vegas and has lecture numerous times in region 7.

-Appreciation to Gary West. He has supported ASATT for years and he spoke at our annual conference in Vegas too. I look forward to meeting more of Gary’s students at our meetings and hearing more of Gary’s lectures.

Looking forward to 2019 we have three meetings coming up. If you have had the urges to host a meeting but don’t know where to start. Start by contacting me, and I’ll help you with how to host a meeting. Keep in mind that the host gets free admission to their meeting and 1 free CE.

Remember our annual conference will be in Orlando, Florida this coming October. Keep an eye out and see you in Orlando.

Recertification time is now so get your information in and let’s keep you up to date.

Here are 3 ways to re-certify:

You have all your credits on file in the database and want to pay online.

You need to submit CE’s and want to Upload and pay online.

You want to submit manually with a check or credit card payment by either email or mail. Recertification cannot be submitted via fax.

1. ASATT Members who have all their CE’s on file in the database, and would like to pay with a credit card.

Login and go to the Membership tab and click on Profile.

Once in your profile, scroll down to your certification information, if you have all your CE’s on file and are due to recertify, you’ll see a button You can recertify today and a button with the recertification fee. Click on that

Enter your credit card information, and hit submit. You’ll get a thank you for recertifying screen, and the payment receipt will be emailed along with a recertification letter.

*Even if you have all your CE’s on file you still need to go through the recertification process.

2. Recertify online. Need to submit CE’s (upload). *Do Not do part of the process. If you will not be uploading documents, do not pay online. Submit payment and documentation together by mail, or email.*Recertification cannot be submitted via fax.

Click Here for screen shots of process.

For members to get the member rate please make sure your membership is current.  Paying for membership should have been done ahead of time and cannot be done at the time you are recertifying.  For non-members recertifying online, during the recertification period you have been granted access to log into the ASATT website to submit.  When logging in use your email address for the user ID and then click I forgot my password and a temporary password will be emailed to you.

Login in to the Recertification page http://www.asatt.org/certification/recertification-form

Once logged in your contact information will populate the form. Make sure all required cells are filled.

Scroll down to the program details section and enter CE’s. Make sure to list the date the CE’s were earned , the name of the CE or Program, Click if a certificate was issued or other documentation, list the number of CE’s earned and  upload supporting certificates or documents. Click “Add Another” for each entry.

Once you are done entering CE’s click “Submit Request”

That will take you to the credit card payment form. After entering the credit card information click “Continue to Pay Online”.

If payment was successful you’ll receive a confirmation screen that payment was received and your submission has been sent to the Recertification Committee for review. (This does not mean you have been approved only that its under review)

Once approved by the Recertification Committee the database will be updated and a recertification letter will be sent.

*Once you start the online submission please complete, you will not be able to go back in. Also only use online submission if paying with a credit card.

3. If submitting recertification manually with a check, mailing, or emailing. Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. *Recertification cannot be submitted via fax.

Print the recertification application form and proceed to completely fill out the application. Credit Card form if you would like to pay with a credit card

Members Login  and print off your recertification information. Go to the Membership tab and click on Profile, print ASATT profile. You must submit a copy of your information regardless of whether or not you have earned CE’s through ASATT sponsored events. Non-Members Submit form with proof of CE's

Enclose the recertification application form, a copy of your recertification information from the database, proof of the remaining CE’s (if you don’t have the required 20 or 30 CE’s on the database), and correct payment for recertification. If you are mailing your packet after December 31st, be sure to include the late payment fee.


Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

 

12/18

 
Justin Akamine, Cer.A.T.
Region 7 Director