American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians

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American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians
Formation 1989
Headquarters Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Location United States United States
President Delbert Macanas, Sr. Cer.A.T.[1]

The American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians, or ASATT, based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, is a non-profit, educational organization responsible for the standards of technologist/technician competency in all areas of anesthesia.

ASATT's mission is to establish a professional entity for the anesthesia technician that will positively affect health care and standards of quality in patient care by providing a safe anesthetic environment.

ASATT has the only nationally recognized certification for technicians (Cer.A.T.) and technologists (Cer.A.T.T.).[2]

Certification[edit]

Beginning July 25, 2015, ASATT will be phasing out the technician exam (Cer.A.T.) and on-the-job training for the Anesthesia Technology profession.

  • Approved programs will be instructing at the Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.) level and graduates will be eligible to take the

Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.) exam.

  • Current Certified Technicians (Cer.A.T.) and Technologists (Cer.A.T.T.) will remain as is, as long as they maintain their certification.

Technician (Cer.A.T.)[edit]

Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.)[edit]

Publication[edit]

The Society produces a quarterly publication known as The Sensor, which provide its readers information on anesthesia-related topics, and a forum for learning and discussion.[3]

Accreditations & Memberships[edit]

Related Organizations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ASATT Contact Information". American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  2. ^ "ASATT Background & Developments". American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  3. ^ "The Sensor". American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 

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