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Basil Hutchison and Excellence Awards are now open

NZATS are delighted to announce the continued support by Medtronic towards both the Basil Hutchison and the Excellence Award for Registered Anaesthetic Technicians annual research awards.  Please see the flyer below.  The resource document including entry and marking criteria can be found here.  As well as a cash prize of $1000, the winner of each award will receive a complimentary ticket to the NZATS Conference dinner, being held in Auckland on Friday 9 November, where they will receive their prize (please note travel/accomodation is not included as part of the prize.)

There is an earlier than usual closing date of Friday 21 September.  This is to allow time for the winners to be notified and arrange attendance to the awards ceremony at the NZATS Conference dinner.

Please click here for the flyer.

Inaugural Whangarei Symposium: Honour History – Challenge the Future

NZATS are delighted to announce the inaugural Whangarei Symposium being hosted by Matthew Lawrence (who has previously organised the very successful Waiheke Symposium).  Please see the events calendar here or the Facebook event page for more information.  Make sure you book early, there are limited places and it will sell out quickly.   This is going to be a standout educational event.

Please click here for the welcome note.

NZATS Letter to Members

You must be a logged-in member of NZATS to view this page.

Mid Year Training and Development Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the meeting on June 16 can be found here.

October Registration Examination

The Registration Examination will be held at Burwood Hospital on Saturday 6 October.  We are currently in the process of updating our documentation, and we will notify you when that has been completed.  It will be found on the website under the Registration Examination tab, or you can click here.

Updated Training Guidelines

The Training Guidelines document has been reviewed, the new version is available here.

Accelerated Program – MSC Correspondence

Clinical Training Hours – Accelerated Programme

The Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (the Council) received a request from the Anaesthetic Technician Training Hospitals for clarification of the clinical hours a trainee Anaesthesia Technician enrolled in the Accelerated Diploma in Applied Science – Anaesthetic Technology is required to complete before sitting the registration examination.

The Council has determined candidates enrolled in the two years accelerated programme must have a minimum of 3680 hours clinical experience to be eligible to apply to sit the Anaesthetic Technician Registration Examination. This being equivalent to working 40 hours per week (less annual leave/sick leave) over a two year training period. Subject to completing the accelerated programme of study and passing the registration examination a trainee who has completed the two year training period would be eligible to apply to the Council for registration as an Anaesthesia Technician.

Should you require more information please contact info@nzats.co.nz

March 2018 Registration Exam Results

The successful candidates for March 2018 are:  #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #10, #11, #12, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #21, #24, #25, #27, #29 and #30.

The top Candidate was #19.

Congratulations to all of these people.

NZATS Education Fund Resource

The Executive are delighted to announce the release of the NZATS Education Fund.  A resource document has been created and is available  here under the Society Documents tab.   Important information such as eligibility and the application form are found within the document.