Region 4

Samantha Groshek, Cer.A.T.T.
E-Mail: [email protected]

Hi All,

I’m new to the ASATT Board of Directors as Director of Region 4 this year and I’m excited to learn as I go and connect with all of you working in the profession not only in our region but across the country.

I want to open myself to emails from any of you with questions, comments, or concerns. My hope is to support members and the profession while growing recognition of our certification from health systems and other anesthesia professional organizing bodies.

To introduce myself, my husband and I have three children. We love to be outdoors! Being from central Wisconsin, I’m quite ready for spring and summer and am really looking forward to gardening, fishing, and camping! I’m currently working on getting my private pilot license… you know… in all my free time.

I am going to bullet point some important events-

  • First, the big one! The ASATT National Education Conference Re:Evolution from October 19-21, 2023, in Pasadena, California. This is a great opportunity for networking and gaining CEUs. There will be flexible tracks and customizable educational experiences so you can get the most out of the conference. Stay tuned for more information and registration for this event.
  • March 25th will be the first quarter webinar hosted by directors of Region 1 and Region 6. These webinars are a convenient, fun, and inexpensive way to gain continuing ed. Check it out. Registration is open.
  • June 24th- webinar hosted by region 2 and 4 directors. That’s me! Participation is required. Just kidding, but I’d love to see you there.
  • December 16th- webinar hosted by region 7 director

If you haven’t heard yet, the Practical Experience Pathway went live on February 1, 2023. I will link the guidelines here.

If you are hoping to gain certification but are unable to attend a program, with the appropriate work history and education requirements, this is the pathway for you.

Currently, the board is looking for certified members to volunteer as part of a task force to potentially revise our Scope of Practice. This topic is very important to me as one of the things I hear most often is regarding the differences in practice from facility to facility. I’m hoping this will help garner clear guidelines and respect for our knowledge and clinical skill set.

Happy Anesthesia Tech Month!

Samantha Groshek, Cer. A.T.T.
Region 4 Director

[email protected]