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.
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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.
ASA Discount Pricing
The ASA has graciously extended the following options to our membership at the October 2016 meeting in Chicago.
If you are attending the ASATT conference you may go to the ASA Registration at the entrance of Hall F of McCormick Place West (This is located on the concourse level) and show your badge to receive a complimentary ASA exhibit hall badge. This badge will have a bar code encrypted with the information you provided at ASA registration for vendors in the exhibit hall to scan.
For $75.00 you may also purchase a full registration badge (with encrypted bar code) that allows access to the exhibit hall, sessions, lecturers, and special events. ASA will also provide fully registered ASATT attendees with a certificate of attendance that can be submitted with appropriate supporting documents to ASATT for CEU credit*. Use Promo Code ASC16 when registering on the ASA website.
Also available to ASATT members for $25.00 is the Advanced Technology Workshop (Saturday 22, 2016). This 3 hour hands-on workshop includes anesthesia machines and advanced technology equipment such as rapid infusers and coagulation monitors. After a 30 minute lecture with Q&A session, that covers the workshop logistics and learning objectives, participants will rotate through 9 stations and perform hands-on exercises guided by workshop faculty. Eight stations will be dedicated to anesthesia machines, advanced equipment and simulators; at the 9th station, the Virtual Anesthesia Machine screen-based simulations for bellows or piston ventilator anesthesia machines will be used for interactive learning via visualization.
All ASATT attendees are invited to attend the ASA Welcome Reception on the exhibit hall floor on Saturday, October 11th from 5 – 6:30pm. Both the complimentary ASA exhibit hall badge and the $75 full registration badge will allow access to this event.
For more information, please visit ASA ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting page.
As always we appreciate the support of the ASA and we hope that you will take advantage of these opportunities.
Otoniel Castillo, Cer. A.T.T.
* Acceptance is subject to fulfillment of ASATT requirements.