Delbert Macanas, Sr., Cer.A.T.T.
AK-HI-ID-MT-OR-WA-WY
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Howzit Region 7!!!

Summer is almost over and it will soon transition into fall. All the while we’re still dealing with the craziest year of our lives. Covid-19 is still with us and it doesn’t look like it will go away anytime soon. Then it will be flu season again. Please continue to stay safe and protected. We don’t need people in our ASATT Ohana contracting Covid-19. Don’t let your guard down, stay vigilant, and aware. We’re all in this together…

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
~ Robert Schuller ~

Our ASATT Annual Virtual Meeting is right around the corner. Visit the ASATT website for details.

I’m a little biased but, I think the 2020 Virtual Hawaii Meeting was a success and we had great attendance. I’m looking at possibly coordinating a couple more meetings toward the end of 2020. Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in additional virtual meetings in Region 7 and earning additional CE’s. Region 7 is the best region to attend a virtual meeting because you don’t have to wake up early in the morning on your day off. Plus, it will most likely be held on a Sunday morning. My biggest reason to hold the meeting on Sunday… on Saturday every facility has regularly scheduled case, so there are teams on duty. While usually Sundays are for emergent or emergency cases only. So, having meetings on Saturday, you deny a number of our peers the opportunity to learn and earn CE’s. 

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."
~ Michael John Bobak ~

The negatives for the meeting were the evaluation forms; we need attendees to send it in on a timely matter. At ALL ASATT live meetings you must submit your evaluation form before you leave at the end of the day to receive your CE’s.  Evaluation forms have not changed. We also had a few people that experience problems logging in. There is no late registration with these meetings.  

*** All regional directors experience this; A few days after a meeting, we’ll start receiving emails asking… When will the CE’s be credited? When will I get my certificate of attendance? I always have a disclaimer at the end of the meeting.  Please allow a 7-10 for the paperwork to get processed, then you will see the CE’s and certificate. This virtual Hawaii meeting 8-9 days later, I was still sending out emails asking for evaluation forms to be submitted. This delayed the process.  Remember, your ASATT BOD all have full time jobs same as you.***

I have been asked if ASATT will lower or extend the recertification expiration to obtain your CE’s. The answer is NO. There will be ample opportunities to obtain your CE’s virtually. Ensure that you’re an ASATT Member by paying your dues.

Let’s continue to keep Region 7 maintain being ASATT’s leader helping to educate our peers. As I have said before… We are laying the foundation for future generations of Anesthesia Technicians & Technologists.  It’s not easy, but it’s not hard.  

“Every action we take impacts the lives of others around us.” 
~ Arthur Carmazzi ~

PLEASE BE SAFE AND PROTECT YOURSELVES…

Aloha,

Delbert

9/08

Delbert Macanas, Sr., Cer.A.T.T.
Region 7 Director
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