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March 2019 Registration Examination Results

The successful candidates from the March 10 exam are candidate numbers:

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #21, #22, #24, #25, #27, #28, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35, #37, #38, and #39.

The Top Candidate was #28. Well done.

Congratulations to all of the successful candidates.

National AT Day resources

We are excited to share with you the following resources for the inaugural National Anaesthetic Technician Day which we will be celebrating on 12 March in conjunction with our Australian colleagues.  We feel it is crucial to share our role with the public both so that patients have an understanding of who is caring for them and to encourage people into the profession.  The flyer for the day can be found here.

It would be fantastic if you would initiate celebrations in your workplace or hospital, perhaps even get your management in support and have a display stand in a public area.  Please do not feel you have to use all of the posters, but choose some that fit with the work you’re proud of doing in your workplace.

These posters are printable up to size A2.  During your celebrations, it would be great if you shared photos to the NZATS Facebook page.

RACP Congress 2019

RACP Congress 2019 is being held at the Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand from Monday, 6 May to Wednesday, 8 May 2019.

This year RACP Congress will focus on how a holistic approach to healthcare has a more positive impact on patient health. With an emphasis on integrated care and the importance of multi-disciplinary teams, RACP Congress is a great opportunity for members to engage with medical professionals from Australasia representing a diverse range of specialties.

With a focus on Impacting health along the life course, RACP Congress 2019 takes an in-depth look at the range of ways physicians impact patients’ lives, from paediatrics to palliative care and how a patient’s life course – including their life experiences and social roles – influences their health.

Key topics for 2019 include:

  • Life course theory ‘How do we impact health along the life course?’
  • Obesity: rising to the challenge
  • First 1000 days and non-communicable diseases
  • Medically unexplained symptoms master class
  • Mental health and addiction of patients
  • Chronic disease and integrated care

To view the program and to register visit the Congress website.

Whangarei Symposium video invitation

For more information please see the event page.

2019 March Registration Examination documentation

All March Registration Examination documents are now available here.  Please note the extended deadline of February 4th.

Inaugural National Anaesthetic Technician Day

NZATS are delighted to announce the inaugural National Anaesthetic Technician Day, to be held on the 2nd Tuesday in March.

CPD opportunity: 3rd Perioperative Patient Blood Management Symposium

You are warmly invited to attend the 3rd Perioperative Patient Blood Management Symposium.  This is being held in Brisbane on the 15th and 16th of February 2019.  You can find the program here.

CPD opportunity: PANNZ Update Meeting April 6 2019

The Society for Paediatric Anaesthesia in New Zealand and Australia (SPANZA) and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) invite Anaesthetic Technicians to attend this one day paediatric anaesthesia update, being held in Auckland.

More information can be found on the event page here.


Important information for ALL anaesthetic technicians

This information was received by NZATS as part of a communication from the Medical Sciences Council and affects all training and qualified technicians.

Inaugural Whangarei Symposium registration now open

We would like to invite you to register for the upcoming inaugural Whangarei Symposium being held March 2-3 2019.

The registration packages is available here.

Registrations close Monday 18 February.