Jonnalee Geddis, Cert.A.T.
Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T.
Hello Region 1,
Happy New Year’s to you all. 2020 is going to be a very exciting and fun filled year
We have some very exciting news that the ASATT BOD decided that Anesthesia Tech day will now be ANESTHESIA TECH WEEK!!! MARCH 29th- APRIL 4th, 2020 This is such a HUGE step for us now we can CELEBRATE with our heads held high as we should for a full week of success and pride for helping all of our Doctor’s, CRNA’s, AA’s, RN’s and anyone else’s lives that we may touch in a days’ time, whether it is a patient or their loved ones. We help them all in some way. We do matter and we all know it, some days we do forget for a minute. However, this is going to be our week to shine and we will shine ever so BRIGHT, like the light in the fiberoptic handle of the blade that we passed them to help intubate the patient that was about to lose the airway. Please do not forget that we do matter to the patient’s families as well even if the patient does not make it through the surgery, they do know that we attempted to save with every ounce of our beings to run that cell saver all night long or tried 6 times to intubate them even though we knew that they would not make it through the next week. We still strive to do the best for the Patient’s and that is our main priority. So that Being Said, Let’s CELEBRATE ANESTHESIA TECH WEEK!!!!!!
ASATT has some new information as well. We have a new Logo coming out at the beginning of the year. We are also going to be redesigning our website so you will be seeing a lot of new changes as far as the website goes. Greg Farmer is our new President is planning our meeting for next year which is going to be in Fort Worth, Texas the information is below. Start planning now. You will not want to miss it. A lot of nice You Tube Videos you will not want to miss on Fort Worth and all the fun things that you can plan to do and don’t forget there are other towns close to that vicinity that have a lot of other activities as well.
September 10th, 11th& 12th, 2020 at the Hilton, Fort Worth, Texas
This is going to be one of the most exciting, amazing and exhilarating meetings that you are not going to want to miss. When I tell you that, you had better believe me, this meeting is going to blow you away. I am so excited for this meeting already, of course being a Dallas Cowboys fan is twice as nice for me. I know for you Patriots’ fans, are hating me already but don’t be a hater, it is what it is. GO COWBOYS!!!! You don’t have to be just a football fan, you can be a NASCAR fan too, and they have the Texas Speedway that is within driving distance from the hotel as well. Start planning for this vacation of vacations now, there is so much to do in the area, and the list goes on and on. As time gets closer, I will fill you in on some of the excitement that will happen.
Of course, some of the excitement in our own Region 1 area as well. As for Meetings, right now the only word I have on any meetings in Region 1 are the ones in the Spring and there are going to be a couple of them in New York, One at NYU Langone, and a potential for one in April in New York and the potential for one in New Jersey. Hopefully we can get one in Massachusetts or at least one other one in the Northern part of Region 1, I would love to have one in New Hampshire and one in Maine too. If you would like more information on how to hold a Regional Meeting, please email me or Text me. It is not hard work at all. You will need to get a place to hold the meeting, get the speakers, help with getting some vendors lined up, get a meal or two lined up and pretty much the rest is on my plate. I would be happy to take the time to explain the specifics in detail how to hold one and exactly what you will need to do to host a Regional Meeting.
Well you all have been asking for it for quite some time now and we are bringing it back THE SENSOR is coming back by popular demand this year!!!! The Sensor will be going through some updates and rebranding, so it will look different, but it will be your premier resource for information on ASATT and the industry. The Science and Technology Article will also be coming back and yes, the quizzes will be attached to each article as well which can be taken to earn continuing education credits. Keep an eye out for more updates on the Sensor, as well as how you can get involved and contribute.
With the many changes that will be happening, we will be changing which in turn means that our Logo will be changing which means that now our Logo wear items will be discounted. To see which items have been discounted, go the Storefront on the ASATT website We will be taking inventory and reducing the costs on such items as the Conference t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, travel mugs and much more!! Great time to buy for Anesthesia Tech WEEK!!!! ASATT will continue to send out email on ASATT Updates and sales announcements.
In February or March, the New Website will be revealed. It was supposed to be in early February, but due to other important matters like recertification issues arising, it has been delayed, I can tell you right now, you will not be disappointed with the changes at all. It is such an amazing improvement. WOW is all I can say… you must see it to believe the difference, it is user friendly to navigate through, items pop out at you and it looks AMAZING!! We will keep you all updated as the new launch date gets closer.
The quote below speaks volume, believe this or not, however I used to be very bashful and quiet. I did not dare speak in front of people, so never under estimate the power of positive thinking. Try giving a lecture sometime, you would be amazed at how good you can be, and how it may how help you come out of your shell.
“There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking” Brian Tracy
Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T.
Region 1 Director