Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (OPANA)
Who We are
OPANA provides perianesthesia nurses educational, professional growth, and networking opportunities that benefits members and the community they serve. OPANA is a non-profit professional nursing organization founded in 1979 and is a component of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) with membership in Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
OPANA's has six active districts in Ohio : Cincinnati(CAPANA), Columbus(COPANA), Dayton(DAPANA), Cleveland (GCPANA),
Toledo(NOPANA), and the Akron/Canton(NEOPANA) .You can access information at the District sites.
We invite you to attend a meeting as our guest or if interested in joining or wanting more information, please click on ASPAN
Mission and Vision
Our core purpose is to advance the unique specialty of perianesthetia nursing. Our vision is to be Ohio's recognized nursing association for providing and promoting
perianesthesia education, nursing practice, ASPAN standards and research.
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D. Niehaus All Rights Reserved.
Last updated on May 27, 2022
OPANA SPRING State Meeting and Educational Seminar May 14, 2022
COPANA hosted a great program for the OPANA Spring Seminar "2022 Exploring PeriAnesthesia Nursing" on May 14, 2022 at Wasserstrom Auditorium James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute, on the campus of OSU. Thank you COPANA.
ASPAN 41st Annual National Conference April 7-10th, 2022 both in-person and Virtual with up to 80 CEs available. Go to ASPAN.org or below to register. https://www.aspan.org/Education-Events/ASPAN-National-Conference
Virtual Education tab shares opportunities to attend perianesthesia ed. across the US.
ASPAN's Covid 19 tools.
See activities on the "ASPAN Pics" tab. See New Award winners on NEOPANA Pg.
Check out member pic on PANAW for 2022!
If you are interested in becoming a board member/attend meeting - contact President Amy Berardinelli;firstname.lastname@example.org
or use gold "Contact Us" button on left above
"ASPAN News to Know" tab, a page to find and order information for NEW ASPAN Standards 2021-2022, ASPAN President Report, ASPAN News and Updates including opportunities for Education and Research Information.
For Past National Conference Pictures and pediatric/adult Competency, Go to the ASPAN Website - ASPAN.org
Amy Berardinelli, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CPAN, FASPAN 2021-2023 OPANA President - Welcomes you to our website.
Keep up to date by reading the latest Edition of the January 2022 OPANA newsletter the Snooze News found under the above Newsletter tab. Information on happenings from throughout the state are posted along with pictures. Article are welcome from members. Please share thoughts and photos.
Join ASPAN, OPANA and your District by clicking on ASPAN Membership link below:
President Amy Berardinelli and OPANA Board share ASPAN Nat.Conference Award/Recognitions:
The 2022 ASPAN Outstanding Achievement Award (First OPANA Recipient): Amy Berardinelli
Inductee as a 2022 Fellow of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (FASPAN): Amy Berardinelli
The 2022 Ina Pipkin ASPAN Past President's Distinguished Service Award: Jackie Ross
The Pat Hansen ASPAN National Conference Scholarship Award for highest scoring: Rose Durning
ABPANC's Shining Star Award
ASPAN Ambassador 2021-2022: Toni Zitto and Amy Berardinelli
ASPAN Successful Practice Poster: Amy Berardinelli and Toni Zitto
Multi Session Teaching Faculty from Ohio: Toni Zito, Amy Berardinelli, Kelly Sadlik, Kate Horner, Lisa Joestlein, and Angela Sotka.
ASPAN's 2022 Legacy for Life Member: Debby Niehaus
Recognition for Attending All of the ASPAN National Conferences: Debby Niehaus