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Jonnalee Burgess Cer.A.T.

Jonnalee Burgess, Cert.A.T.

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

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Hello Region 1,

The meeting in Danvers, Mass. will be held on Saturday November 3rd at Massachusetts General North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. As of now it will be good for at least 6 CEU’s; the Brochure is available on the website. Please feel free to print it off and share with all of your co-workers.  Now, more exciting news:  We have the potential for another meeting that may be set up in correlation with the PGA in New York City. The date will be December 8th, if all goes well. I will keep you all updated on the progress. If you have never been to New York City at Christmas time, this is your opportunity to do just that and make it a family event.

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.

I want to apologize for not being able to attend the 29th Annual Educational Conference that was held in Las Vegas. I had a family emergency that could not be helped. I want to thank all of you that did attend for doing so. I would appreciate some feedback from those of you that attended the lectures at the National Meeting and the Regional Meeting. Please let me know what you want for lectures, what we can do to make these meetings better for you and any ideas how we can improve the attendance by other Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists and Vendors as well. What are we doing right and what can we improve on? Please send me an email and let me know what your thoughts are.

As the Chairperson of the Logo Committee, I am pleased to announce that we have some new and exciting merchandise for sale. We know that membership has been asking for more items, so we are going to do just that. Send me ideas on what you would like to see ASATT have for Logo items. Keep checking the store page! We tried something new this year, we took the design from the annual meeting pin and put it on a T-shirt to make a commemorative item. Again, any feedback will be greatly appreciated. We are going to be bringing more new items to the website soon.

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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9/18


Jonnalee, Burgess 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

I hope everyone is doing well. With the kids back in school and summer over I hope everyone had a chance to have a great vacation and time away with your family.

I hope everyone that joined us in Vegas for our Annual conference had a great time. I would like to thank all of our speakers for volunteering to make it possible for us to earn our CE’s. As always the speakers were awesome and I was very impressed with the topics they choose. I would also like to thank the vendors for supporting the ASATT!!!  

Remember to sign up for our region 2 meeting that will be on October 6, 2018 at the University of Maryland.  It has been posted to the ASATT website.

Remember Region 2 is up for re-election, Voting is up so please go on the website and vote. I would love to be the director again and hope that everyone is pulling for me. I have absolutely loved doing this and being able to help our technicians and technologist earn their CEU's makes me very proud! 

When we were at the annual conference and we broke into our different regions, our group had a lot of different ideas. So with that said we would like to start a get together group since we have many hospitals in our communities to be able to just communicate and see how others are doing things. So please email me if you’re interested in doing this. 

Remember if you’re up for recertification don't wait to the last minute to get it submitted to the ASATT.  That's one of the perks belonging to the ASATT because all your CE's are recorded in the system which makes recertification a lot easier.

9/18

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 hope everyone is having a great summer.

It’s that time of the year again where we all need to reup on our National membership. This year you will be offered a discount for renewing membership for a 2 year period.

Remember to register for our 29th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV August 23-26 at The Bally’s Hotel and Casino.

Great things are happing in our Region! Durham Technical Community College will be starting an Anesthesia Technology program. Registration to open this fall 2018. Look on Durham Technical Community College website for registration and more details.

NCSAT will be hosting a state meeting in Charleston SC on Sept 15, 2018 at the Marriot that will offer between 5-7 credits be on the lookout for registration information.

7/18

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,

I am excited and anxious to serve another year as your Region 4 Director.

During this year, long period I will be training (intern) our future Region 4 Director Matthew Chandler. Matthew is a Cer.A.T.T. at Froedtert Hospital Milwaukee, WI. Matthew will be a great addition to our board welcome Matthew.

 I hope all of you who attend the ASATT 2018 Annual Educational Conference, enjoyed it. The Vegas conference had a great turnout with 28 techs from region 4 awesome! Next year conference (2019) 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. Also save the date of April 27th 2019 that is the tentative date for our spring meeting please continue to check site for conformation.

The College of Dupage (Illinois) 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..

9/18

Jeffery Blakney, Cer.A.T.

Region 4 Director

(IA IL MN MO ND SD WI)

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Greg Farmer Cer.A.T.

Greg Farmer, Cer.A.T.

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

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Greetings Region 5!!!

I hope everyone is doing well so far this year. I wished that I was able to see y’all in Las Vegas for the National Education Meeting. I had an unexpected death in my family and had to rush home. I sincerely appreciate all the love and support from my ASATT family. One thing my father always told me was..

“Always work hard and do your best. Always be willing to help someone, because you will need help one day too. No matter how hard life gets, no matter how beat down you feel, never give up. Always be nice.”- Thomas H. Farmer III

So in the spirit of never giving up, we will have another Official ASATT Region 5 Meeting in…

December 8,2018!

Registration will be open very soon! Be sure to tell your friends! Up to 6 CE’s, maybe more!!!

If you have never been to San Antonio, Christmas time is the best time! The Riverwalk and the city is decorated and beautiful!

And since this is an Official ASATT Regional Meeting, the CE’s will be loaded on the database quickly!! No need to mail in a certificate!!

Now if you are in the San Antonio area and would like to obtain a couple FREE CE’S contact me.

So you may be asking “What do I gotta do?”

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!

Now if you are a coordinator for an Official ASATT Regional Meeting, you create a powerpoint, AND you present it….

THAT IS A LOT OF CE’S GRATIS!!!

I would love to have an ASATT regional Meeting with ALL ANESTHESIA TECHS PRESENTING!

How awesome would that be???? So….start thinking about topics. Start doing research. Don’t know where to start? Talk to your providers. They have done one or two in the past. They could give you some good tips. Your extra work WILL impress them and let them know that you are someone special who takes your profession seriously.

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.

Doors opened. Respect was given. Changes started happening.

By donating a little time, you can make a difference in your profession. We have many different committees. We love having new people get involved. Fresh thoughts is what makes our profession grow and succeed.

Get involved. Be the change. Make a difference.

Have an Impact!

 

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?

God Bless

9/18

Greg Farmer Cer.A.T.

Region 5 Director

 

New Director Coming

AZ-CA-NM-NV-UT

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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.

2/18

Respectfully submitted, 
Vicki Reyes
Acting ASATT Region 6 Director
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Justin Akamine, Cer.A.T.

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

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Aloha everyone,

It’s that time of the year again; time to elect new board members. If you’re a member please go check out the website and vote for 

President-elect

Secretary &

Treasure

Thank you guys so much for attending the annual meeting in Las Vegas this year. This was a big learning moment for me and I hope you guys enjoyed the venue, lectures, vendors, and the effort put in by:

Alex Llanas

Mike Boytim

Delbert Macanas 

Vicky Reyes

And the ASATT BOD 

To make meeting like this run so smoothly. It takes a lot of time and effort. A big BIG THANK YOU to the vendors and lecturers that came out. 

Our Hawaii, oh man! I wish you all could have been there for the 20th Hawaii Meeting. Those that attended received a 20th year anniversary pin which displayed Hawaii’s icon Diamond Head. 

Coming up we have a meeting on Saturday November 10th 2018. Hosted by John Gonzalez at Overlake hospital please check the website for updates and registration.

9/18

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