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Call for ASATT Board of Directors

Please accept this notice as our official call for the nominations of the Board and Executive Directors 2017-2018 terms.  Every year we ask our members to nominate someone they believe can help ASATT further grow as an organization. Please take a minute to think about those around you. Are they motivated? Have they been active in ASATT? Have they wanted to be? Have they been active in furthering education for anesthesia technicians and technologists?  Are they sincere in advancing the society for the benefit of the entire profession?

The Regional Directors hold office for a period of two years. Up for election this cycle are the positions of Regional Director in Regions 1, 3, 5 and 7. Those nominated must reside in the Region for which they are nominated. The Executive Board position available this election cycle is President-Elect. The position of President-Elect is a three-year term. Those nominated for President-Elect must have served on the Board of Directors prior to the nomination. In order for the nomination to be accepted, you must have prior approval from those you nominate.

The ASATT Board of Director positions require and individual to dedicate the necessary time to fulfill obligations needed for the success of the organization. Please read the Position Descriptions for each position, and then if you have someone in mind complete the Nomination Form.

Only ASATT Members in good standing can nominate and run for office. Nominations for ASATT Board of Directors due June 9, 2017

 

Regional Education Awards

Regional Directors are soliciting their members to nominate someone in their region that has genuinely contributed to promoting and furthering the continuing education of anesthesia technicians. Has someone:

  • Helped you or a group of technicians and technologist gain valuable knowledge in the field of anesthesia technology?
  • Volunteered their time to provide quality lectures for continuing education credits?

ASATT would like to pay tribute to those individuals who are not required or paid to advance the education of technicians and technologists, but whose sincere interest promotes education in our specialty.  If you were able to associate a name to either one of those questions, show your appreciation by taking a few minutes of your time to complete and submit the Regional Education Awards Form.

I encourage every member to consider who in your region has exemplified this award. All nominations will go directly to the Regional Directors for review. If more than one person, facility, or company is nominated in a region, the Regional Director will ultimately choose the recipient.

Completed forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to Alex LLanas. Nominations for Regional Education Awards must be received no later than July 1, 2017.

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Best Regards,

Otoniel Castillo, Cer.A.T.T.

Immediate Past-President
Nominations Committee Chair

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General Information

Purpose

There are three methods by which certification can be re-established or advanced:

Click Here for REFRESHER/ADVANCEMENT/PROVISIONAL RECERTIFICATION PROGRAM STANDARDS

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.

 

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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.

The Sensor is the quarterly magazine produced for ASATT Members. As a benefit of membership you have access to download the current and past issues.

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Employers!

The verification link has now been activated. Candidates who have successfully passed the exam will not have their file updated and activated until ASATT receives official written notification from our testing company, AMP. Generally, we receive the written notification between the 10th and 14th of the following month. All updates for the certification verification site will be performed on the 15th of the month.

Click here to be directed to the verification site.