Greg Farmer, Cer.A.T.
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!!!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
This is a great deal folks! Any savings is good, right?
Hope to see y’all in Vegas and Denver!!!
Greg Farmer Cer.A.T.
Region 5 Director