Delbert Macanas, Sr., Cer.A.T.T.
Howzit Region 7!!!
Covid-19… At this point, things have settled down considerably. 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. Be ready for the dreaded second wave as things open up… We’re all in this together.
“You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life...”
June is here and we may get back professional sports. Something live to watch on TV. YAY!!! You can only watch so many things on Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, etc. Cold drinks don’t taste as good while watching a movie. LOL
As I said before... Covid-19 has disrupted so many events worldwide. So, like everyone else all of our ASATT meetings are temporarily postponed. We are waiting and watching to see how events unfold before making any other meeting plans. I hope everything clears up and we will have a few meeting before the end of 2020. When the time comes, hopefully the meeting that was planned for Sunday, March 29th at Overlake Medical Center and Clinic can proceed. John Gonzalez and team had assembled a great agenda and with a few sponsors ready to support the meeting.
“There’s always hope, even when you’re at the lowest point of your life…
Life keep believing.”
Region 7 is looking to accomplish some of the meeting goals that were set to have productive year in 2020. As in years past, we were the regional leader in providing educational opportunities for our members. I’m always looking for new people who are willing to coordinate the educational meetings. Along with new coordinators come new speakers or presenters. The new people promotes more networking. I love networking with others for one BIG reason, if there’s something I need to find out if our peers are trialing or using a “new” product, I can email them to get their opinion on the product. Or if there is a “service” we’re doing and I need to find out if other facilities are doing “it” email our peers.
Meetings still in the planning stages… Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii, Providence Saint Vincent in Seattle, WA, & Oregon Health Sciences University Medical Center in Portland, OR.
If we can get some of these meetings accomplished in 2020, it would be quite an achievement. But, we must also start looking toward 2021. Anyone interested in coordinating a meeting? Do you want to earn free CE’s? It’s not easy, but it’s not hard… But EXTREMELY rewarding!!!
Let’s continue to keep Region 7 the leader in ASATT and help us move our profession forward. As I have said before… We are laying the foundation for future generations of Anesthesia Technicians & Technologist and we MUST build this together.
“And suddenly you just know…
It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
~ Meister Eckhart ~
As of right now, ASATT is still planning to hold our Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, TX. It will be held at the Hilton Fort Worth, September 10-12, 2020. We’re also exploring extra CE opportunities on Thursday & Sunday, September 13th. There’s further discussions about “thinking outside the box” to expand the CE chances to maximize your attendance to the Annual Meeting. We have some “pilot” ideas being discussed and are in the planning stages. If you start planning now you may be able to save additional cost to attend the meeting. Find a partner to share a room that will cut your hotel room cost in half. We have also extended the “early bird” registration fee. This Annual meeting is unique to our profession… Networking with your peers is priceless.
***But there may be a chance this meeting will be postponed and rescheduled. It may be replaced with a virtual online meeting via Zoom. So that, there will be an opportunity to earn CE’s if you need to re-certify at the end of the year.***
“Change is the only constant in life.”
~ Heraclitus ~
Please be careful with Covid-19, it’s nothing to take lightly. Take precautions and follow all of the CDC bulletins and guidelines, but don’t let it overwhelm your life. Visit the “new” ASATT website, to review information.
PLEASE BE SAFE AND PROTECT YOURSELVES…
“Life is about choices.
Some we regret, some we’re proud of.
Some will haunt us forever.
The message… We are what we chose to be.”
~ Graham Brown ~
Delbert Macanas, Sr., Cer.A.T.T.
Region 7 Director