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 June 28, 2021
OPANA Virtual State Spring Meeting
and Educational Conference was a great success on May 8th. Thank you NOPANA District and Deb Wilson for hosting and having great speakers and program.
Virtual Education tab shares opportunities to attend perianesthesia ed. across US.
Check out PANAW Pics - 2021
We encourages our members to read and use ASPAN's Covid 19 tools.
See activities on the "ASPAN Pics" tab.
If you are interested in becoming a board member/attending state board meeting contact President Beth Cooper email@example.com or by using the gold "Contact Us" button on left corner.
"ASPAN News to Know" tab, a page to find order information for NEW ASPAN Standards 2021-2022, ASPAN President Elizabeth Card's 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 March 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 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