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 March 28, 2020
Cancelled - May 9th Spring State Meeting Toledo due to Covid 19 restrictions,concern for safety and health of our members.
President Beth Cooper encourages our members to read and use the ASPAN Covid 19 Toolkit for work/home attached below.
Elsevier's David Selby Presentation for
ASPAN: Mosby’s Orientation to Perianesthesia Nursing PDF and power point found on Education Page of this website.
OPANA Fall State meeting Oct.5th-part of a year long celebration 40th anniversary of OPANA founded May 1979. See pictures access from the "40th Anniversary" tab.
Check out the 38th ASPAN Conf. pictures 2019 taken at Nashville. Pictures of members/events at the ASPAN 38th Conference - See the "ASPAN Pics" tab.
If you are interested in becoming a board member/attending state board meeting contact President Beth Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the gold "Contact Us" button on left corner.
"ASPAN News" tab for highlights of National ASPAN News/Updates including opportunities for Education and Research Information. For Past National Conference Pictures and to order ASPAN Standards 2019-2020, pediatric/adult Competency, Go to the ASPAN Website - ASPAN.org
Beth Cooper, RN, CPAN, CAPA 2019-2021 OPANA President - Welcomes you to our Ohio Component website.
Keep up to date by reading the latest Edition of our spring 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:
OPANA - 1979-2019 OPANA Celebrated the "40th Anniversary" of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.
Celebrate this year with OPANA President Beth Cooper and the OPANA Board.