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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 
link below.



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. 
© 2020 Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association, D. Niehaus All Rights Reserved.
Last updated on September 27, 2021
Register Now for the OPANA Virtual State Fall Meeting & Educational Conference on Saturday Oct. 2, 2021CEs to be awarded. Download Flyer for your Unit!!!




Virtual Education tab shares opportunities to attend perianesthesia ed. across the US.

 ASPAN's Covid 19 tools.

https://www.aspan.org/Home/COVID-19





Member Get A Member Contest 2021
In an effort to grow membership, ASPAN will be adding a special incentive to participate in the Member-Get-A-Member campaign during the last four months of 2021 only: 

Everyone who recruits one or more new members from September 1 – December 31, 2021, will be entered into a random drawing, and 10 winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card in addition to the other prizes for which they qualify. For more information about contest Go to;
 https://www.aspan.org/Members/Member-  Get-A-Member-Campaign

See  activities on the "ASPAN Pics" tab. See New Award winners on the NEOPANA Pg.
Check out member pic on PANAW for 2021!
If you are interested in becoming a board member/attend meeting - contact President Amy Berardinelli;amyberardinelli@icloud.com
or use gold "Contact Us" button on left above

"ASPAN News to Knowtab, 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
                      ASPAN 


Contact Us
President Amy Berardinelli and OPANA Board share ASPAN  Nat.Conference Award/Recognitions: 
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ABPANC Shining Star Award
ASPAN Newsletter Award 9-14 pg
 Sally Swartzlander-Editor
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