Jonnalee Burgess, Cert.A.T.
Hello Region 1,
Happy New Years and here is to a successful New Year with ASATT. I am hoping to have at least three, if not more meetings this year. If you are contemplating having one of the Regional Meetings, please email me with the dates that you would prefer. First come, first serve on the dates for the Meetings. I am so excited about this year’s Regional Meetings. We have a lot to offer to each other in so many ways. The networking, the opportunity to earn CE’s and if you offer to host one of the Regional Meetings, you get free CE’s. It can be a half day or a whole day or two days. The choice is yours. I am just here to do the best job that I can to help you all get your CE’s earned so that you can keep your certification. I will do a majority of the leg work. You would be responsible to get a place to hold the meeting and have the speakers that will volunteer their time to speak. Also, you will need to speak to the vendors that visit your facility and convince them to attend. A lot of good contacts for them and leads for new and more business. I promise you will not be disappointed. ASATT is working on making a temporary Certificate of Attendance available on the day of the meeting. I look forward to hearing back from you.
The ASATT Sensor is always looking for new articles on Science and Technology. One of the greatest incentives is to see your name in print; it is one of the many great ways to get involved with ASATT. As well, ASATT awards an annual prize worth $1,500 for the chosen published article (plus it’s a great way to earn CEs). Details on the requirements can be found on ASATT’s website.
This is just a friendly reminder, for those of you who need to be recertified this year. You can still submit your paperwork and payment, with a late fee. Go to the website www.asatt.org, on the very first page it explains how to recertify. If you have any questions regarding what is accepted, please check the website first. If your recertification is this year, it is NEVER too early to start thinking about the status on the CE’s earned, and how many you will need for your next cycle. It is no fun worrying if you will have enough at the end of the year the week before the holidays. Start thinking about them now, attend as many meetings as you can or figure out how to get your CE’s. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me. I am not guaranteeing that I can answer it; however I will find out and get back to you in a timely manner.
Jonnalee, Burgess Cer.A.T.
Region 1 Director
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 2
I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays, filled with wonderful memories with family and friends.
I will be holding a meeting on February 24, 2018 at Johns Hopkins. Please go the ASATT website and I hope many of you will join us. I will also be holding a meeting on March 10, 2018 at UPMC Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg Hospital. This will also be posted soon to the ASATT website. I'm very excited about both of these meetings. Thank you to the people that have volunteered their time to make this possible!!
Remember if you would like to help hold a Region 2 meeting please contact me. I would love to hold one in the Michigan area, so let's pull together and make this happen in 2018. Remember without us Technologists and Technicians we would not have been able to make the ASATT a great organization! Thank you to each and every one of you that makes this possible and your commitment to our working force.
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T
Region 2 Director
Trevon Logan Cer.A.T.
Greetings Region 3!!
Greetings, I am the new Region 3 Director of ASATT wanting to wish you and your family a Happy holiday and a happy new year.
*Reminder the deadline for recertification is Dec 31, 2017 for those you who are due this year. Please include a late fee of $50 for extension at that time until Jan 31, 2018 only.
Check back later for updates on the Spring meeting tentatively scheduled for April 7, 2018 at the Durham VA Hospital Durham NC 27705.
Trevon Logan, Cer.A.T.
Region 3 Director
Jeffery Blakney, Cer.A.T.
Happy New Year Region 4,
The date is set for our annual spring meeting please save the date (April 28.2018). The selected site is Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital in Bolingbrook Illinois. We have lined up terrific speakers with great topics. Please make plans to attend and be sure you give us your feedback on how to improve YOUR future conferences. We anticipate future conferences will represent a cross section of speakers from throughout the region who are committed to the growth and development of anesthesia technicians and technologists. If any member is willing to organize a meeting in your state, I would support your efforts and help in any way I can.
Being that January is the month that numerous tech’s start to collect CEU’S I want to keep in my report on how to go about. One resource for CEU’s is the great website-www.anesthesiatechpearls.com. Region 4 Spring 2018 meeting, along with a 2018 Summer meeting, worth up to 7 CEU’S per meeting. The national meeting scheduled for Las Vegas, NV | Bally’s | August 23-25, 2018 will offer up to 13CEU’S. Another resource for your CEU’s is the quiz you can submit from our quarterly ASATT magazine the Sensor. In addition to the above mentioned meetings. Please check back for updates and do not hesitate to get in contact with me if you have any questions.
Stay Warm Region 4,
Jeffery Blakney, Cer.A.T.
Region 4 Director
(IA IL MN MO ND SD WI)
Greg Farmer, Cer.A.T.
Greetings Region Five!!!!
Greetings Region Five!!!
Ahhh a new year.
A time of new beginnings.
A time of bold, new ideas.
A time of change.
A time of new goals.
A time when nothing seems out of reach.
A time to shoot for the stars!
And this year
we will do it!!
And what will we do, you ask? We will improve on the previous year! We will challenge ourselves! We will work together to improve our region, together!
As the new year began, I wondered what I could do differently. How I could be more effective. How I could improve on what we have built together in region five.
So I began to think....
More regional meetings
Here is what we have planned so far for 2018.
Christus San Antonio Hospital -Alamo Heights—March 10
UTSW Dallas—March 31
Both of these are posted on the website and registration is open!
A big “Thank You” to Jason Menchey in San Antonio and Robert Feltis and Bob Reno in Dallas!!!
Do you want to have a meeting in your area? Do you want free CE’s?
Email me and lets get started!! There are still times in 2018 to schedule your date. Don’t hesitate! Email me now to secure your date and lets start planning!
I would love to hear from south Texas in the Brownsville area, Austin, Houston, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Arkansas!!
The College of DuPage (Illinois) will offer what is called The Bridge (AKA ASATT Advancement) program. This program is an acceleration of 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 Cer.A.T. and have at least 5 years of experience. For more information please give the program director Kathy Cabai a call 630.942.8328.
ASATT Advancement Program
It's up to all of us to strive to improve ourselves as well as our profession.
"What is networking? Why should I do it?"
Networking is a deliberate activity to build, reinforce and maintain relationships of trust with other people to further your goals. Professional networking is simply networking focused on professional goals.- Quora.com
There are many great reasons to network.
1. Business Leads
2. Career Opportunities
3. Personal Opportunities
4. Identify Best Practices
5. New Business Trends
The best way to network is to coordinate and attend regional meetings!!
If you have an idea about raising the profile...email me. I'm always open to ideas.
SAVE THE DATE!!!!!
2018 ASATT Annual Educational Conference
August 23-25, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
This years Annual Conference is in Las Vegas!!! It will be awesome and full of fantastic education! If you would like to present to your fellow anesthesia techs, email me and I will connect you with the coordinator!
Anesthesia Tech Day is March 31st!!!
Show off your creative spirit and make a poster to share with everyone!
Lets work together to make 2018 the best year for region 5!!
Thanks and God Bless,
Greg Farmer Cer.A.T.
Region 5 Director
New Director Coming
Hello region 6,
ASATT Region 6 Director
Justin Akamine, Cer.A.T.
Happy New Year region 7!
I hope everyone had a great 2017 and let's make 2018 even better.
First I’d like to extend a thank you to region 7 members, the hard working people at ASATT, and Delbert for giving me this opportunity to be a part of ASATT. I'm looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible.
Down to business. We are looking at 4 meetings for this year. More information about meetings will be posted as we confirm dates. With that thought, any burning ideas for lectures you want to learn about? Would you like to host a meeting? Reach out to me, let's talk about it.
"it's not easy, but it's not hard."
Our annual ASATT conference will be held in Las Vegas at Bally’s hotel August 24-25 hope to see you all there.
Don't forget anesthesia tech day is March 31st.