Jonnalee Burgess, Cert.A.T.
Hello Region 1,
Do not for forget that March 31st, is
Anesthesia Tech Day
Anesthesia Tech Day is on March 31st every year. Mark your calendars, and make sure you let your co-workers or boss know about this special day for you. If they do decide to celebrate, make sure you take or have someone else take pictures so we can add them to the April Web Report.
We have new merchandise for sale, it has been sent out from ASATT Headquarters. Check out the website to see what we have for new merchandise so you can order some for Anesthesia Tech Day. I will also make sure that I do have all items at the Regional Meetings, so you can see what we have available. Not sure just how many of each item, that I can bring, so if you want to order it online you can do that as well.
We have two meetings so far for this year. I am so thankful to Alex Villanueva, Angel Martinez and Alvin Mangubat. They have offered to do this for us. More CEU’s just like you all requested. You too can earn free CEU’s by holding a meeting. If you would like to learn how, send me an email or call me. Once we get the speakers finalized, we can post the registration and brochure for each of the meetings. Keep checking on the ASATT website for registration information for both meetings. There will be a limit for 100 people on each of these meetings. Please email topics that you would like to have presented at the meetings.
The first one is on Saturday, May 5th from 7:00am-4:00pm for the meeting being held at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ. The next one will be on Saturday, June 9th from 8am-4pm, being held at NYU Langone Brooklyn, in Brooklyn NY. We're working on the details and will keep you all informed.
This year our 29th Annual Educational Conference will be August 23rd – 25th. It will be held in Las Vegas, NV at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Start making your plans and reservations now. Our annual meeting will be here before you know it. Start planning on your opportunity to earn even more CEU’s. Watch for Registration for this meeting as well.
Jonnalee, Burgess Cer.A.T.
Region 1 Director
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 2
I hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for spring.
I would like to remind everyone of a couple of things:
1). Remember early registration is now open for our national meeting in August for Las Vegas. I hope many of you can join us. It's a great way to earn your CE's and to see old friends and meet new friends.
2). Anesthesia Tech Day is March 31st. We now have a site opened up on the ASATT website to order items. If you have any pictures on how you celebrated this day please email me so we can get them posted on the website.
3). I want to give a big Thank You to Kim and Brandon for hosting the Hopkins conference, As well as Jessica, Lauren and Kim for holding the Harrisburg conference. You guys should be very proud of a job well done!! I got such great feedback on both of these conferences.
4). Thank you to the Reps that supported the ASATT! We can't say enough on how much we appreciate it your business.
Thank you for supporting the ASATT
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T
Region 2 Director
Trevon Logan Cer.A.T.
Greetings Region 3!!
This year the ASATT National Meeting will be held in Las Vegas @ Bally’s Hotel and Casino. Early registration is now open. Register early for a biggest discount until June 30, 2018.
Our Region 3 meeting will be April 7, 2018 @ the Durham VA Medical Center 508 Fulton Street Durham NC 27705. Registration is now open so please register. I am excited about seeing you all there.
Remember National Anesthesia Technicians Day is March 31, 2018. Please make sure that your hospitals know that it’s our special day and enjoy the celebration!
New Logo wear items are available for purchase on ASATT website for a terrific value just in time for Anesthesia Technician Day. Take the time to check it out.
There is also a mini session scheduled for March 24, 2018 at the Durham VA hosted by the NCSAT.
Trevon Logan, Cer.A.T.
Region 3 Director
Jeffery Blakney, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 4,
Registration is now open for the ASATT 2018 Annual Educational Conference, taking place on August 23-26, 2018 I Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Each one should reach one and bring them if we do this we may very well have the largest turnout at conference.
I also want to mention that our Spring Meeting (4.28.18) registration is open it will be held in Bolingbrook Illinois. A fall session is in the early planning stages hopefully in late October please check back to the ASATT web site for more precise details. Finally, let’s not forget Anesthesia Tech Day March 31, 2018 celebrate our profession with passion and pride.
Jeffery Blakney, Cer.A.T.
Region 4 Director
(IA IL MN MO ND SD WI)
Greg Farmer, Cer.A.T.
Greetings Region 5!
So here we are in the month of March. The ground is beginning to thaw in some places and spring is coming quick. In my neck of the woods, the songbirds have been here for about three weeks. “The heralds of spring” as I like to call them. Time to replenish, renew and refocus. Think about our feathered friends this time of year and fill your bird feeders.
ASATT Regional Meeting on March 10, 2018 in San Antonio has been rescheduled to May 5, 2018!
Registration is open now! Sign up early to secure your seat. Prizes, knowledge and Cinco de Mayo fun!
ASATT Regional Meeting on June 30, 2018!
At Texas Health Ft. Worth!
Big shout out to Michelle Bettinger Cer.A.T.T. for being Lead Coordinator for this meeting. Registration will be open soon. Don’t delay! Sign up soon to secure your spot!
ASATT Regional Meeting on March 31 at UTSW in Dallas!!
Come on out for Anesthesia Tech Day Festivities! Breakfast provided by our friends at Edwards and lunch will be catered by one of our own local anesthesia techs! Marcus Crew Cer.A.T. from Crew Smoke House will be dishing out some great BBQ!
Sign up soon to secure your seats!
Currently we have 6 meetings planned for 2018!
- March 31, 2018 at UTSW in Dallas, Texas
- May 5, 2018 at Christus Santa Rosa Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas
- June 30, 2018 at Texas Health Ft Worth in Ft Worth, Texas
- September 8, 2018 in Denver, Colorado location TBD
- October 2018 at UTSW in Dallas, Texas…date TBD
- December 8, 2018 at Christus Santa Rosa Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas
I am also working on meetings in…
And anywhere else y’all want to have a meeting!! I am willing and ready to have a meeting in your area. Email me and lets get going!
I am so happy to announce that there will be 2 Anesthesia Technologist programs starting in 2018!
Tarrant County College in Ft. Worth
Oklahoma City Community College
Reach out to these fine establishments for more info!
If you are a Certified Anesthesia Technician…lets all work towards becoming TECHNOLOGISTS!! It is the next step in the evolution of our profession.
Way back when, nurses had RNs who were graduates of hospital programs and LVN’s. Now most RN’s are graduates of 2 yr Associate programs and 4 yr Bachelor programs. More and more hospitals are urging their nurses to get their bachelor degrees. Some hospitals won’t hire 2 yr degree graduates!
The same with CST’s. Their profession has evolved and so will ours.
Now is the time to advance before you have to go thru a program! Do not wait. Look at how many non-certified techs who are wishing they were certified! That window of opportunity has closed my friends. Lets not have that happen again!!
As more programs become available, the dream of becoming a licensed professional is getting closer to fruition. Education is the key!
Anesthesia Tech Day is March 31!!!
Are you a creative sort? Submit a poster for Anesthesia Tech Day!! Submit you pics of how you celebrate!
Now more people are recognizing us for what we bring to the table.
We are not an extension of housekeeping! We are an extension of anesthesia!
We are currently working on some really cool ASATT merchandise! From tshirts to ball caps to hoodies and other cool things. They will be on the ASATT website soon! Order stuff for your techs for Anesthesia Tech Day, March 31!!
And don’t forget….
Greg Farmer Cer.A.T.
Region 5 Director
New Director Coming
Hello region 6,
Most of you already know me, due to other obligations Johnny needed to resign his position as Region 6 Director. In the meantime, I will be covering the Region. Right now, we are seeking a motivated person for Interim Region 6 Director. If you have been considering running for office, please feel free to contact me, I would be happy to explain the position and its responsibilities. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a short commitment, to get an idea of what it entails. The rewards are great, how else can someone effectively support change than direct involvement?
As Acting Director, I have begun to plan a meeting in Pasadena, I also have interest in a potential meeting in New Mexico, I will keep you posted as to when and the details. If you would like to have a meeting in your area, please let me know.
Otherwise, there is a lot going on with ASATT, planning the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, to include lectures that will provide CE’s towards technologist advancement. A Program Directors Workshop and we are looking to have a Leadership Meeting. This meeting is to offer skills and insight to what it takes to run a professional organization and to serve as a leader to others. The course is intended to prepare the future leaders of ASATT. As the profession grows we must nurture our future leaders, several of us are on our way out of these roles. We must therefore provide for our future.
On the professional forefront, we are reaching out to other professional organizations to inform them of our standardized educational processes. Our association liaisons work hard to help represent us, recently Joe Answine submitted an article about us, which was published in Anesthesiology, ASA’s periodical. Our scope of practice will be revised soon, the outline that reflects current practice is also being reviewed. The number of accredited programs will be increasing. We have adopted a Letter of Review, which allows newly formed programs the opportunity of review prior to accreditation. This enables students to qualify for the technologist examination and the opportunity for the program to make changes and improvements to meet the accreditation standards. So far, we have five programs that have either completed or are in the process of this review. Programs are beginning all over the country and the request for certified technologists is increasing. We are well on our way as a recognized profession.
Region 6 is a great region to belong to. We have large numbers of certified technologists and technicians, and work to advance the profession on a consistent basis.
Acting ASATT Region 6 Director
Justin Akamine, Cer.A.T.
Aloha kakou everyone,
Happy that the Ballistic missile launch headed for Hawaii was a false alarm. With the increase of awareness in Hawaii I'm happy to announce that our Hawaii meeting is set for August 5.
Working out dates for two meetings in Washington and one in Oregon
Don't forget about our annual meeting coming up this August 23-25 in Las Vegas.
March 31st is anesthesia tech day. Go check out our merchandise section for gifts to show appreciation to the tech in your facility.