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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Last updated on January 27, 2022
Save the Date!!!
COPANA will host the Spring OPANA State Meeting and Education Conference on May 14, 2022 at the Siegel Center located in Columbus at Mt Carmel East Hospital. Flyer and registration will be posted later. Check back for more information.
We had a great OPANA Virtual State Fall Meeting/Educational Conf. in October 2021.
Members donated to our chosen community service organization of "Freedom Ala Cart," a catering business in Columbus that is run by and supports women into the workforce who are survivors of human trafficking.
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;email@example.com
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 2021-2023 OPANA President - Welcomes you to our Component website.
Keep up to date by reading the latest Edition of the August 2021 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 and hope you will 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:
ABPANC Shining Star Award
ASPAN Newsletter Award 9-14 pg
ASPAN Excellence in Clinical Practice Award-WPAFB Captain Emmanuelle Nafziger of DAPANA
ASPAN Successful Practice Poster Oral Presenters: Amy Berardinelli and Jackie Knauff
Multi Session Teaching Faculty from Ohio: Toni Zito, Amy Berardinelli, Colleen Cummins, Sharon Knauss, Cynthia Plato, Linda Gardner, Kristen Vargo, Teresa Salley, Kaitlin Kelly, Lisa Joestlein, Rachel Ditomaso, and Christopher DiMichele
ASPAN Recognition for attending all ASPAN National Conferences: Debby Niehaus of CAPANA