From the ASATT National Certification Examination Committee (NCE)
PSI, the testing company that ASATT has been contracted with for many years elected to not renew its contract with ASATT. The committee reviewed our requirements with several testing companies and have contracted with Scantron/CastleBranch for ASATT’s testing services.
The examination will not be available during the transfer of examinations, data and other supporting documents from PSI to Scantron. Scantron is working diligently with the NCE committee for a smooth transition. At this time the examination is targeted for availability February 21, 2020.
In the meantime, you may still review the content outline and other testing information on the website. A new testing handbook and application are currently under review and will be posted as soon as possible.
How about a contest?
Are you artistically inclined? Have an idea that can convey our profession in a visual format? We are looking for ASATT members to create a poster representing Anesthesia Tech Week! Every entry from a participant will be posted on the website for members to vote on. Your entry could be the one that is seen in hospitals nationwide next March. To entice participation, the winner will receive a two (2) Year ASATT membership!
Voting will begin the week of February 24-28, 2020 and the winner will be announced on March 2, 2020
The winning poster will be posted on the ASATT website and made available to download.
- Submit your poster in a PDF format
- Poster size 11”x17”
- 2D Original Art, any Media or photography
- Make sure you have permission to use photos or artwork
- The ASATT reserves the right to disqualify any submission
- By submitting your poster it becomes property of the ASATT
Anesthesia Tech Week March 29-April 4, 2020
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ASATT REFRESHER/ADVANCEMENT/PROVISIONAL RECERTIFICATION PROGRAM STANDARDS
There are three methods by which certification can be re-established or advanced:
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The Refresher Program is offered to certified anesthesia technologists who have not been substantially engaged in the practice of anesthesia technology for more than 2 years and must update their skills and knowledge of current clinical and theoretical practice in anesthesia technology in order to meet the established standards of practice and to apply for recertification through examination.
The Advancement Program is designed for the certified anesthesia technician who requires additional knowledge and skills in clinical practice in order to meet the established standards of practice of a certified anesthesia technologist.
Provisional Recertification may be granted for the previously certified anesthesia technologist/technician whose certification was allowed to lapse due to late or insufficient CE credits beyond the December 31st re-certification deadline.
The Growing Profession of Anesthesia Technology
Why consider an Anesthesia Technology Program?
As a growing allied health profession, the Anesthesia Technology profession specifically focuses on fundamental and advanced clinical procedures, which assist the anesthesia provider in the safe and efficient care of patients receiving anesthesia. Working under the direction of the anesthesia provider, the Anesthesia Technologist is a vital member of the anesthesia care team. They are proficient in the acquisition, preparation, and application of various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia care. Technologists are trained to anticipate the needs of the patient and the provider, according to the surgical requirements, procedure or circumstance. Click to read full article.