Jonnalee Burgess, Cert.A.T.
Hello Region 1,
Anesthesia Tech Day was on March 31st, I certainly hope you were all awarded for your hard work and dedication. If your hospital, Doctors and or Nurses had a celebration for you, please send me any pictures that you may have. We can add the pictures to next month’s web report.
We have new merchandise for sale, it has been sent out from ASATT Headquarters. Check out the website to see what we have for new merchandise. I will also make sure that I do have all items at the Regional Meetings, so you can see what we have available. Not sure just how many of each item, that I can bring, so if you want to order it online you can do that as well.
We have two meetings so far for this year. I am so thankful to Alex Villanueva, Angel Martinez and Alvin Mangubat. They have offered to do this for us. More CEU’s just like you all requested. You too can earn free CEU’s by holding a meeting. If you would like to learn how, send me an email or call me. Once we get the speakers finalized, we can post the registration and brochure for each of the meetings. Keep checking on the ASATT website for registration information for both meetings. There will be a limit for 100 people on each of these meetings. Please email topics that you would like to have presented at the meetings.
The first one is on Saturday, May 5th from 7:00am-4:00pm for the meeting being held at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ. The registration for this meeting is now on the ASATT Website, the attendance cannot be more than 100, so please click this link to register.
https://www.asatt.org/files/Region1meeting/ASATT2018NewarkBethIsraelMedicalCenterMeetingFlyer.pdf Apparently for some reason, it says the registration is closed, but Alex at ASATT Headquarters, has assured me that it is now fixed. The next one will be on Saturday, June 9th from 8am-4pm, being held at NYU Langone Brooklyn, in Brooklyn NY. We're working on the details and will keep you all informed.
This year our 29th Annual Educational Conference will be August 23rd – 25th. It will be held in Las Vegas, NV at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Start making your plans and reservations now, registrations can be done by clicking this link https://www.asatt.org/conference/229/index.php the annual meeting will be here before you know it. Start planning on your opportunity to earn even more CEU’s.
Jonnalee, Burgess Cer.A.T.
Region 1 Director
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 2
Hope everyone is doing well and with summer approaching fast that everyone is planning a vacation away from our busy schedules and to just take some time to relax and enjoy some family time.
I will be holding another Region 2 conference that will be held at the University of Maryland on October 6, 2018. More details will follow shortly and to keep an eye out for it to post to the ASATT. Hope many of you can join us, it's a great way to continue earning your CE's especially if it's your year for recertification. If anyone is interested in holding a conference for Region 2 please let me know.
Don't forget about our Annual Conference that will be held in Las Vegas. Please see the details below about the dates and hotel information:
Conference Registration is now open for the ASATT 2018 Annual Educational Conference,
taking place on August 23-25, 2018 at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV.
Start Making Plans now to join us by registering during the Early Bird Rate.
Early Bird rate ends June 30, 2018
Register Now for the ASATT 2018 Annual Educational Conference
Hope to see everyone in Las Vegas for our annual conference and if you can't join us in August I will see you in October at our Region 2 conference.
Anesthesia Technology students at the Community College of Allegheny County celebrating Anesthesia Tech Day
Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T
Region 2 Director
Trevon Logan Cer.A.T.
Greetings Region 3!!
This year the ASATT National Meeting will be held in Las Vegas @ Bally’s Hotel and Casino. Early registration is now open. Register early for a biggest discount until June 30, 2018.
Our Region 3 meeting will be April 7, 2018 @ the Durham VA Medical Center 508 Fulton Street Durham NC 27705. Registration is now open so please register. I am excited about seeing you all there.
Remember National Anesthesia Technicians Day is March 31, 2018. Please make sure that your hospitals know that it’s our special day and enjoy the celebration!
New Logo wear items are available for purchase on ASATT website for a terrific value just in time for Anesthesia Technician Day. Take the time to check it out.
There is also a mini session scheduled for March 24, 2018 at the Durham VA hosted by the NCSAT.
Trevon Logan, Cer.A.T.
Region 3 Director
Jeffery Blakney, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 4,
There is still time to register for our Spring Meeting (4.28.18). Registration is now open on line the event will be held in Bolingbrook Illinois Amita Hospital. Let’s have one of the biggest turnouts possible being this meeting could offer up to 8 ceu’s. Registration is also open for the ASATT 2018 Annual Educational Conference, taking place on August 23-26, 2018 in Las Vegas at Bally’s Hotel and Casino. With that said I’m very passionate in the growth and development process as to maintain ourselves on the cutting edge of clinical and technical anaesthesia support. I would like to see Region 4 conferences held in every state in the collective. It is the responsibility of each and every technician to get into the game to support personal growth and development in conjunction with organizational development of ASATT.
Have a great spring.
Jeffery Blakney, Cer.A.T.
Region 4 Director
(IA IL MN MO ND SD WI)
Greg Farmer, Cer.A.T.
I hope everyone had a great Anesthesia Tech Day and were showered with appreciation! Our field is rapidly growing and changing. And it always feels good when we are shown appreciation for what we do. Our job can be rather difficult sometimes. We are pulled in many different ways during our day and expected to be proficient in a great number of specialties.
Over the last few years, I have listened to your requests for more educational opportunities. And with everyone’s help we have achieved a very lofty goal. We have so many more regional meetings to help everyone obtain those valuable ce’s! Thank you all!!
But I need y’alls help. We email info blasts to help get the word out. But our attendance seems to get smaller. So I need your input on how to make our regional meetings more successful.
What can I do to make our meetings better?
What types of presentations do you want to see?
What are some topics that haven’t been covered that you want to see?
What can I do to help you achieve your goals?
So that being said, email me! Let’s get to work to improve our meetings! I’m ready and willing, I just need y’alls help to make our meetings a success.
That leads me to encourage everyone to come out to San Antonio for Cinco de Mayo ASATT region 5 meeting!! This is a great time to visit San Antonio and see the historic sites, eat some fantastic tex-mex and get up to 8 ce’s!! Jason Menchey and Raul Esquivel are working very hard with SASATT to provide great speakers on many informative topics!!
ASATT Region 5
Christus Santa Rosa- Alamo Heights
403 Treeline Park
There will be prizes for attendees such as
- First registered attendee
- Who came from the farthest site?
- Who has the lowest ASATT member number? This will show who has been a member for the longest period!
There will be food and great vendors and up to 8 ce’s!!
I hope to see y’all there!!
Greg Farmer Cer.A.T.
Region 5 Director
New Director Coming
Hello region 6,
Most of you already know me, due to other obligations Johnny needed to resign his position as Region 6 Director. In the meantime, I will be covering the Region. Right now, we are seeking a motivated person for Interim Region 6 Director. If you have been considering running for office, please feel free to contact me, I would be happy to explain the position and its responsibilities. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a short commitment, to get an idea of what it entails. The rewards are great, how else can someone effectively support change than direct involvement?
As Acting Director, I have begun to plan a meeting in Pasadena, I also have interest in a potential meeting in New Mexico, I will keep you posted as to when and the details. If you would like to have a meeting in your area, please let me know.
Otherwise, there is a lot going on with ASATT, planning the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, to include lectures that will provide CE’s towards technologist advancement. A Program Directors Workshop and we are looking to have a Leadership Meeting. This meeting is to offer skills and insight to what it takes to run a professional organization and to serve as a leader to others. The course is intended to prepare the future leaders of ASATT. As the profession grows we must nurture our future leaders, several of us are on our way out of these roles. We must therefore provide for our future.
On the professional forefront, we are reaching out to other professional organizations to inform them of our standardized educational processes. Our association liaisons work hard to help represent us, recently Joe Answine submitted an article about us, which was published in Anesthesiology, ASA’s periodical. Our scope of practice will be revised soon, the outline that reflects current practice is also being reviewed. The number of accredited programs will be increasing. We have adopted a Letter of Review, which allows newly formed programs the opportunity of review prior to accreditation. This enables students to qualify for the technologist examination and the opportunity for the program to make changes and improvements to meet the accreditation standards. So far, we have five programs that have either completed or are in the process of this review. Programs are beginning all over the country and the request for certified technologists is increasing. We are well on our way as a recognized profession.
Region 6 is a great region to belong to. We have large numbers of certified technologists and technicians, and work to advance the profession on a consistent basis.
Acting ASATT Region 6 Director
Justin Akamine, Cer.A.T.
Aloha kakou everyone,
Happy that the Ballistic missile launch headed for Hawaii was a false alarm. With the increase of awareness in Hawaii I'm happy to announce that our Hawaii meeting is set for August 5.
Working out dates for two meetings in Washington and one in Oregon
Don't forget about our annual meeting coming up this August 23-25 in Las Vegas.
March 31st is anesthesia tech day. Go check out our merchandise section for gifts to show appreciation to the tech in your facility.