Dear ASATT Members,

I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. As the President of the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT), I am pleased to update you on our profession's latest events and happenings.

Firstly, I am thrilled to announce that our organization will host the ASATT National Education Conference Re:Evolution from October 19-21, 2023, in Pasadena, California. The conference will provide anesthesia technologists and technicians from across a platform to network, learn and share their experiences with colleagues nationwide. We sincerely look forward to seeing you in sunny Southern California. Similar to last year, we will have multiple tracks so you can have the freedom to decide which CEU opportunities fit you best. So stay on the lookout for more information regarding this exciting event.

Secondly, I want to share some exciting news about our organization's latest initiative. As you know, the Practical Experience Pathway went live on February 1, 2023. The outreach from you all has been enormous. We are excited to see how this pathway improves our profession by providing credentialing access to experienced uncertified technicians nationwide. We are currently in talks with organizations seeking to start practical experience pathway curriculums to offer professional development training as another alternative to finding relevant training that best fits your needs.

Additionally, the Board of Directors approved and assembled a task force to begin work on the initial revisions of the ASATT Scope of Practice. The task force, with representation from across the country, will be working to perform minor edits and modifications to the current Scope of Practice, for example, adding the recent approval by the Board of Directors to allow American Red Cross BLS, ALS, and PALS as an alternative to the American Heart Associations certifications. This Taskforce will also be finalizing the development of a Professional Practice Survey, which will go out in Q3 of this year. The purpose is to collect data on anesthesia technology practices nationwide and perform a large-scale review of the Scope of Practice in 2024.

As we close out Anesthesia tech Month with our annual celebration of Anesthesia tech week, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize and celebrate the critical role that anesthesia technologists and technicians play in the anesthesia care team. Your clinical expertise and attention to detail are vital to ensuring patient safety and smooth operations in the perioperative environment. I am humbled to represent you as President of this organization, and I count it as a daily blessing every time I hear and can share a story about how you all enhance the healthcare system with our industry partners.


Bryan Fulton, M.Ed., Cer.A.T.T.
ASATT President