What is PeriAnesthesia nursing?
As stated in the National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada’s “Standards for Practice (2014)”:
“PeriAnesthesia nursing practice involves care in the health cycle to identify problems or risks that may result from the administration of sedation/analgesia, anesthetic agents/techniques and/or surgery.”
Where do PeriAnesthesia nurses practise?
PeriAnesthesia nurses may be practising in any area where patients receive sedation and/or anesthetics. For instance, you might see PeriAnesthesia nurses in pre-admission or post-anesthetic care units, day and same-day surgery departments, regional/epidural/spinal anesthesia areas, diagnostic imagining departments, free-standing surgical clinics, dental offices, labour and delivery settings, or pain management services.
If you are a registered nurse practicing in PeriAnesthesia and would like information on how to become a member of ANSPAN, please visit our Membership page.
Additional resources for PeriAnesthesia nurses can be found on our Links page.
Information brochure found here
Did You Know?
The ANSPAN Logo
Did you ever wonder the origins of our ANSPAN Logo? As with most things there is a history, that many of us are not familiar with but is worth sharing.
ANSPAN began discussions about a logo for the association in June, 2003. It was created by one of ANSPAN’s members at the time, Marion Powers, in November the following year. The logo represents the concepts of “an eye” and “awakening”.
“Tall Ships Art Productions”, of Waverly, N.S., was engaged to produce the final product that we use today for all correspondence letterheads, membership cards, clothing logos, and was printed on bags for the 2006 and 2012 National Conferences.
Previous "Did You Know?" tidbits can be found here
Next Regular ANSPAN Meeting:
January 15, 2018
Details to follow
ANSPAN Annual Education Day
April 21, 2018
Hosted in Sydney, Cape Breton
Venue: Hampton Inn
More information to follow, mark it on your calendar!!
NAPANc Conference 2018
June 1&2, 2018
For more information click here
International Conference for PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ICPAN)
It has been announced that the next conference
will be held in Cancun, Mexico 2019