Find out more about who the New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society is, and what we do for our members and the speciality.

Who are we?

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NZATS is the professional body representing registered and trainee/student anaesthetic technicians within New Zealand/Aotearoa. NZATS believes in advocating for excellence in patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals and organisations. We commit to be a leading voice that supports and promotes quality and patient care.

NZATS provides up-to-date continuing professional development opportunities, trainee/student education and support to the membership by tirelessly promoting the profession.
Anaesthetic Technicians are regulated by the Medical Sciences Council (MSC) of New Zealand, and we work closely with them.

What do we do?

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We advocate on behalf of the profession and liaise with our regulatory body the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.
In addition, we provide advice and resources to our members, including continuous professional development and events. We regularly update and maintain information sharing through our social media platforms. Regionally, we provide educational activity and forums.

NZATS actively seek involvement in document reviews and/or creation related to Anaesthetic Technology.
We also support and publish the NZATS in Practice magazine and provide an annual conference for Anaesthetic Technicians to attend, which is just one of the ways we provide for member development. We also help our members to engage on key issues affecting the profession.

NZATS have a working relationship with the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) regarding the academic qualification, working closely to ensure the improvement of training within our speciality. As anaesthetic technicians work closely with anaesthetists, we maintain a Memorandum of Understanding with the NZ Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA).
We also provide national guideline documents for the checking of anaesthetic machines.

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