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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,

Great News!! We have a date for the meeting that is being planned in Danvers, Mass. It will be held on Saturday November 3rd at Massachusetts General North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Right now it will be good for at least 6 CEU’s; the Brochure will be available next week. I will have it put onto the website. 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. 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.

Then we also have the meeting that is being planned as we speak in New Jersey at Valley Hospital. This meeting will be in September, but we do not have a definitive date yet, however I will keep you all informed the progress as it becomes available to me. 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 I am writing this report, I am packing my suit cases and getting excited to attend 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. It is never too late to register for the meeting.  Registrations can be done by clicking this link on our website https://www.asatt.org/conference/229/index.php There are plenty of other ways to  earn even more CEU’s.

As the Chairperson of the Logo Committee, I am pleased to announce that we have some new and exciting merchandise for sale. At our meeting in Las Vegas we will have a presentation board that we are going to have samples for everyone to vote on to see which products that you would purchase. We know that membership has been asking for more items, so we are going to do just that. We will soon have hoodies, baseball caps and so much more!! Keep checking the store page! We will be trying something new this year. We are taking the pin design and putting it on a T-shirt to make a commemorative item. There will only be a select few of these T-shirts, so make sure you get to the registration early to get your logo items.  If we can get an idea of how many you would like, please email me with numbers. Here is the picture of the design that will be on the T-shirt, a picture of our new Stainless Steel Travel Mug and the black picture is other T-shirt that will be available.

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.

Shortly we’ll be sending out the renewal notices to current ASATT members. Membership runs for August 1st to July 31st, so if your Membership has lapsed to receive the most for your membership dollar join again after August 1st.  

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8/18


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

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this warm weather. With Summer ending and getting ready for the school days to start I hope everyone had time to get away and just relax.

I hope many of you are making plans to join us in Las Vegas for our Annual Conference. It's still not too late to come out and join us. It's a great way to see your friends and to earn your CE's. 

If you can't join us for our annual conference I will be holding a Region 2 conference 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. 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! 

I'm excited about our new products that the logo committee has been working on. I'm sure our members will very please. 

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.

Hope to see you in Las Vegas!!

8/18

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,

There is still time to make plans to attend the Vegas conference. We all know how much fun you can have there while being educated. If you have not registered yet go to ASATT.ORG and complete the required forms and let’s have some fun. I also would like to mention that we are in the renewal period for membership and new options have been added. 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. I would like to pass on a very important notice about membership renewals. 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 period.

Enjoy Summer Region 4,

7/18

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 has been having a great summer! And I hope y’all had a safe July 4th! For those who had to work the overnight shift, like myself, I hope the full moon didn’t compound the crazy!!

First off I wanted to say “Thank you!” to my coordinators for the Ft. Worth meeting on June 30. Michelle Bettinger Cer.A.T.T. and Leonilla Torres Cer.A.T. worked very hard and we had a great meeting. Both of these coordinators were able to get their CE’s for this meeting gratis. That means free ce’s for all their hard work. Thanks ladies!!

Speakin of meetings! There is the National Education Conference in Las Vegas!!!

https://www.asatt.org/conference/229/index.php

I also have an upcoming ASATT Regional Education Meeting in Denver on September 8!! Registration is open!!!!

Have you ever thought of coordinating a regional educational meeting at your facility? Perhaps you have thought about creating your own presentation and presenting it? Well here’s the deal.

If you create a powerpoint that covers a topic that is relevant to the field of anesthesia technology, you obtain 1 ce extra.

If you create a powerpoint AND present it…that is 2 EXTRA CE’s!

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!

And speaking of committees…

One that I am apart of is the Merchandising Committee. We have been working on some really cool stuff for purchase to show our ASATT pride!

Soon we will have tshirts, ballcaps, travel mugs, hoodies etc for sale on the “Storefront” on asatt.org

We will have a very special tshirt to commemorate the 2018 Las Vegas National Meeting. Here is a sample image.

This will be on the back of a teal tshirt with the Classic round ASATT logo on the front.

Here is another tshirt we have designed for y’all

We hope you like what we have done so far!

 

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.

Shortly we’ll be sending out the renewal notices to current ASATT members. Membership runs for August 1st to July 31st, so if your Membership has lapsed to receive the most for your membership dollar join again after August 1st 

If you have any questions contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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

Hope to see y’all in Vegas and Denver!!!

God Bless

7/18

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,

Thank you all that attended the meeting on June 2nd. Neil Allen and his crew: Larry Roberts & Shaun Christian did and amazing job of making everything happen. Big, big thank you to Kaiser Permanente Northwest for graciously letting us use their facilities.

Summer is heating up and it's getting hot, hot, hot in Region 7. The Hawaii meeting is just around the corner August 5. Registration will be open soon. Keep checking the website. 

Annual meeting in Las Vegas at Bally’s hotel, August 23-25. Registration is open. Sign up early. Accommodations are available through Bally’s hotel too. Let them know you are part of the ASATT conference for discounted price on rooms.

If you have question about meetings or thinking about hosting a meeting. Please contact me. Let's talk about it. Suggestions are helpful. 

6/18

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