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 practice?
PeriAnesthesia nurses may be practicing in any area where patients receive sedation and/or anesthetics. For instance, you might see PeriAnesthesia nurses in pre-admission, 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 can be found here.
Please share with new staff and those with an interest in PeriAnesthesia nursing.
ANSPAN Membership 2018
Current members and new members are now able to apply for 2018-2019 membership to ANSPAN, by completing the following form and forwarding the required fee.
Click here or on the Membership page, for further information.
If you are a member of ANSPAN and not receiving email from ANSPAN as expected, please contact our website.
Did You Know?
ANSPAN membership is available to Registered Nurses working in PeriAnesthesia care, practising in any area where patients receive sedation and/or anesthetics. Memberships can be Active, Associative, Affiliate, Student or Honorary in nature.
Previous "Did You Know?" tidbits can be found here
Next Regular ANSPAN Meeting:
April 21st, AGM - Cape Breton Regional Hospital
(Part of the annual Education Day event)
ANSPAN Annual Education Day
April 21, 2018
Hosted at Cape Breton Regional
Rooms available for a special rate for a limited time at
Hampton Inn, Sydney Cape Breton
Conference brochure now available here
NAPANc Conference 2018
June 1-3, 2018
Conference information available - here
International Conference for PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ICPAN)
It has been announced that the next conference
will be held in Cancun, Mexico 2019
There are now 21 Certifications available, the most recent being added is "Neonatal".
For more information check the link below or go to NAPANc.
Specialty Certification Brochure from CNA
Standards For Practice
Now available for purchase by following this link.