Jonnalee Geddis, Cert.A.T.
Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 1,
Anesthesia Tech Day
March 31st is Anesthesia Tech Day
Sharn had their Anesthesia Tech Day posters that they sent out. Thank you Sharn for all of your support for all of the Anesthesia Techs and for ASATT. If your hospital has a celebration in honor of the Anesthesia Technicians and/or Technologists, please remember to take pictures so we can post them on the web Report for April. It is not too late to have your Dr’s, CRNA’s or AA’s Go to our ASATT website under the storefront. If you there is something you would like just drop some hints for your boss and or co-workers, you can always print the Logo Wear order form off and leave it laying in your lounge, lunch room or better yet, your work room, with a sticky note stating when Anesthesia Tech day is.
We are having a meeting on May 18th at NYU Langone, Thank you Alvin Mangubat and Angel Martinez for hosting this to have a meeting for Region 1 again. Then we have the next meeting on June 1st at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass. Thank you Dodie Krambeck and Shelly Lancia for offering to host the meeting in Pittsfield, Mass. I am setting a goal for Region 1 to have at least 5 Meetings, of course more are better. I only need 3 more meetings on the calendar for this year. The other meeting that was being planned for April, will not happen, however you can still help me obtain this goal. Region 1 covers a lot of territory, which in turn means that the more meetings we have the better chances of all the Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians in Region 1 attending these meetings to obtain there CEU’s. 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 would be very helpful. You can have a half day, a full day, or 2 days for a Regional Meeting, the choice will be yours. If you would like more details on how to host a meeting, send me an email or call me. Keep checking on the ASATT website for information on all our meetings.
I would appreciate it if you know what you would like to hear for lectures. Please email me the topics that you would like to have presented at this year’s Regional and Annual meeting as well. We want to make everyone happy with the meetings. Even if you had a meeting last year, you are more than welcome to host one again this year. I have already had 4 Sales Representatives inquiring about dates for our Regional Meeting’s. We can change it around a little bit. I will always leave a little wiggle room. Do not forget, that I do a majority of the work, and yes, the paper work included. All you will have to do is to pick a date, get a place (preferably free), same as the speakers. 1-hour lecture time means 1 CEU (50 minutes of Lecture time and 10 minutes for Questions and Answers). Again, hopefully the lecturers will donate their time as well. Figure out who you would like to have cater the food, whether its pizza, sandwiches or whatever you prefer. The menu of choice is up to the host/ hostess.
Speaking of CEU’s the Sensor will be back and up for you to enjoy in the Spring. The Sensor was on a hiatus, but it will be back real soon. Another great way to get CEU’s.
SAVE THE DATES: Please join us at the Annual Educational Conference, it will be our 30th Anniversary in Orlando the Dates are October 22nd- 24th, 2019 and it will be held at the Wyndham on International Drive, Orlando, Florida. This year we are having lectures and meeting times in the middle of the week so you can enjoy your time in the parks with your family in Orlando on the weekend before and/or after the meeting. This is a great time of year to be in Florida. The registration for the National Meeting began on January 31st. Keep your eyes open so you can get in on the early bird rates. The sooner the better, this meeting will be high in attendance, due to the area that we will be in.
If you have always wanted to be more active with ASATT, here is your chance, we are always looking for members to help on the 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. ASAT always encourages members to be on the BOD. This year is the year for the Region 1 Director to be up for Election or re-election. I would be glad to do it again if no one else wants to run.
Enjoy your special day on March 31st, and don’t forget to send me any pictures that are taken from your celebration.
Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T.
Region 1 Director
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 2
Hope everyone is doing well. Personally I am so ready for warmer weather! With spring coming I hope each and every one of you will have some down time to spend with your 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. This will be a two day conference. There is another conference that will be held at UPMC PinnacleHealth in Harrisburg PA on May 17and 18, 2019.This will also be a 2 day conference. I’m excited about trying this meet and greet out with these 2 conferences. Both of these conferences have been posted 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. So please start throwing places out to me where we can make this happen.
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 to set a goal of having FOUR Regional meetings this 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!
Don’t forget to start planning for our 2019 Annual Meeting this will be our 30th year Anniversary of ASATT Educational Conference in Orlando. Dates are October 22nd - 24th, 2019 and it will be held at the Wyndham on International Drive, 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.
Be thinking about Anesthesia tech day on March 31st and how you and your team are going to celebrate it. If you have pictures and a little story behind it please email me so I can get it posted to the website.
When renewing your membership, we now have the option for a 2-year membership at the cost of $150.00 that is saving you $20.00 over the two-year period. You will still have the option for the 1-year membership at $85.00. One of the perks to being a member is that any conference that is given by ASATT is downloaded to your profile and makes it much easier when you’re up for re-certification.
Remember to be thinking about our Regional Education Awards. I will need to submit it shortly to the ASATT, if there is someone you think should be nominated for this award please bring it to my attention.
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T
Region 2 Director
Trevon Logan Cer.A.T.
Greetings Region 3!!
Anesthesia Tech day is right around the corner. Please remember to Celebrate National Anesthesia Tech. Day on March 31st. Please send in your pictures of your celebration so it can be posted to the website. Feel free to go to the store front (on the top drop- down menu) to order gifts for you or your fellow co-workers. HAPPY ANESTHESIA TECH. DAY!!!
ASATT still needs speakers for our National meeting in Orlando, Florida Oct. 22-24 remember it is a great opportunity to earn extra CEU’s toward recertification if you decide to be one of our speakers.
Region 3 Meeting April 13, 2019 at Duke University Medical Center Registration is now open. Go under Events at the top drop- down menu and look under Region 3 for on-line registration. Please remember to print out attached map so you won’t have any problems finding the building.
Region 3 will also be having a meeting June 15, 2019 in Gainesville, Ga at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Be on the lookout for up- coming registration.
Durham Technical Community College in Durham NC has a new program for Anesthesia technologist. Please look on line for more information.
If there is anyone in our Region willing to sponsor a meeting please contact me ASAP. I would love to help plan a meeting in other cities in our Region to give the technicians somewhere else to tour, visit and learn more about our profession.
NCSAT will be having a meeting in Asheville NC on September 14, 2019 at Grove Park Inn.
Trevon Logan, Cer.A.T.
Region 3 Director
Matthew Chandler, Cer.A.T.T.
Matthew Chandler, Cer.A.T.T.
Hello Region 4,
Registration for ASATTs 30th Annual National Conference in Orlando, FL is now open!! Make sure to register early to lock in the best rate.
National Anesthesia Tech Day is March 31st; Thank you all for all your hard work and dedication!!
I am currently awaiting final approval on a venue for a regional meeting tentatively scheduled for early June…more details to follow once confirmation is in place!
If anyone would like to host a regional meeting, let me know and we can get the ball rolling…remember, **hosting=free CEUs!
**Contact your Region Director for more details.
Matthew Chandler, Cer.A.T.T.
Region 4 Director
Jason Menchey, Cer.A.T.
Hello from region 5,
First off I would like to thank everyone that came out to the Region 5 Anesthesia conference in Dallas, Texas. Big thank you the coordinators for this meeting, Robert Feltis and Bob Reno. This was a great meeting and hoping to get some more for this region setup soon. With this being said anyone looking to help coordinate a meeting in your area, let me know and I will walk you through it. Also if you coordinate a meeting your registration is free, and if you would like to present a subject you can get an extra two. We also passed out our region educator award to Amanda Virginia CRNA from UT Southwestern.
I would like to let everyone know that the national meeting is October 22-24, 2019 in Orlando Florida. Come out before or stay longer and bring the family make it a family trip.
When renewing your membership, we now have the option for a 2-year membership at the cost of $150.00 that is saving you $20.00 over the two-year period. You will still have the option for the 1-year membership at $85.00. Keeping this up to date will help keep track of all the CE’s you earn during regional and national meetings.
Anesthesia Tech Day is at the end of the month, everyone remember why you are important to the team and hang up your posters to let other the importance of your position.
Jason Menchey Cer.A.T.
Region 5 Director
Allison Kohn, Cer.A.T.T.
Hello Region 6
Registration Coming Soon!! The 2019 ASATT Annual Conference will be one October 22-24, 2019 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive, Orlando, FL
Anesthesia Tech Day coming up on March 31st. Make sure to celebrate and show your coworkers some appreciation.
April 6 is our first Regional 6 meeting in quite some time, and I am excited to have all of you attend so we can plan another one ASAP! I am still working out all of the details for the day, and will post them as soon as I can. It will be at the Kaiser School of Anesthesia, 1570 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106-2003.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions for region 6. We are in this together!
ASATT Region 6 Director
Justin Akamine, Cer.A.T.
Justin Akamine, Cer.A.T.
Howzit going gang,It’s that time of the year to Spring forward. For those of you that live in places with daylight savings times don’t forget to set your clocks. I hope everyone is gearing up for spring and looking forward to an summer.
Anesthesia Tech day is coming up fast. Make sure to click over to ASATT’s storefront page https://www.asatt.org/storefront-menu for gift ideas to show appreciation to your Anesthesia technicians and technologists. Place your orders before March 22nd so they can be delivered by anesthesia tech day.
October 22-24, 2019
Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
Hawaii conference will tentatively be on Sunday, August 4th. Plan out your time off/education days for this meeting. This will be Delbert’s 21st regional meeting in Hawaii. .
We are in the planning stages for a Washington meeting check back soon for more information.
Here in Oregon we need more people to challenge themselves and take the opportunity to get involve, host a region 7 meeting. If you have ever questioned it contact me. We can talk about it.
“It’s not easy, but it ain’t hard”-D. Macanas
To generate some steam here in Oregon/region 7 be on the look out for half day meetings. They will come fast and fill up quick as there will be limited seats.
We need to create more learning opportunities for our members and it starts with you.
If you are interested in hosting a half day or a whole day meeting, contact me. Let’s talk about it.
“It’s not easy, but it ain’t hard.”-D. Macanas
Looking for free CEU’s?
-**Host a meeting free CEU’s and free admission to conference
-*Create a presentation on a topic relevant to the
Anesthesia Technician Content Outline 2 CEU
-*Present a topic at an ASATT Regional or Annual meeting. 1 CEU
Contact me for more information
*Must be submitted during recertification to earn credit.**Contact your Region Director for more details.