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Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (OPANA) is a component member of and wants to provide these updates that will have additional information that can be  seen on the ASPAN website: aspan.org  but are highlighted here in for members to be aware of some opportunities and for personal inquiry as to news to benefit all PeriAnesthesia nurses. 
The 2017-2018 ASPAN Perianesthesia Standards, Practice Recommendations, and Interpretive Statements now available for purchase at aspan.org member price is $70.00 and non-members price $165.00 + shipping.
The 2017-2018 edition of the ASPAN Standards contains principles of safety and ethics
 in perianesthesia practice, perianesthesia practice standards, practice recommendations,
 position statements, resources from partnering organizations and interpretive statements
 which provide clarity and the definition to key elements of the standards.  New content
 in this publication includes an updates to the practice recommendation care
of the adult patient with obstructive sleep apnea, as well as the prevention of unwanted 
sedation in the adult patient. New position statements include a position statement on
alarm management, a position statement on acuity based staffing for Phase I and a 
position statement on air quality and occupational hazard exposure prevention. A new
resource has been added to provide guidance for a perianesthesia orientation timeline.

ASPAN Redi-Ref for PeriAnsthesia                             Competency Based Orientation and Credentialing Program 
Nursing Practice  2016 Print/Flash drive                     Registered Nurse in Perianesthesia Setting 2015 Edition

Competency Based Orientation/Credentialing Program for      ASPAN Partners with MHAUS so Members can
 Registered Nurse Caring for the Pediatric Patient in the          Join as a member partner at Rate of $20.00!!!
Perianesthesia Setting, 2016 Edition

ASPAN's Webcasts and Seminars for  Winter/Spring 2018 Now Open for Registration!
 •Learn from the comfort of home (webcasts) . .. The seminar brochure will be available and mailed to you shortly.
 •Or in-person with your colleagues (seminars)   For more information,call the National Office:877.737.9696, ext. 219     
 •Fulfill your contact hour requirements                ASPAN | 90 Frontage Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 www.aspan.org
 •Choose from many topics for perianesthesia nurses

Registration closes three days prior to all WEBCASTS.                      Registration closes one week prior to all SEMINARS.

Live In-Person Seminars 
Advanced Patient Safety: New Approaches and Directions
 Saturday, March 17, 2018
 Pam Windle Omaha, NE

Perianesthesia Pathophysiology and Assessment:
A Systems Approach
 Saturday, June 2, 2018
 Nancy Strzyzewski Wilmington, NC

Live Webcasts: Full-Day Program

Pediatrics: Little Bodies; Big Differences
 Saturday, June 9, 2018 Myrna Mamaril

Perianesthesia Certification Review
 Saturday, March 24, 2018 Terry Clifford  

Perianesthesia Certification Review (3 PARTS)
 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Linda Wilson

Perianesthesia Standards and Implications for Practice
 Saturday, March 17, 2018 Nancy Strzyzewski

Refreshing Your Perianesthesia Practice
 Saturday, June 16, 2018 Linda Ziolkowski

Surrounding Your Practice With Excellence:
Legal Issues, Standards and Advocacy
 Saturday, June 2, 2018 Dina Krenzischek

Live Webcasts: Half-Day Programs

Perianesthesia Essentials I
 Saturday, March 10, 2018 Linda Beagley

Perianesthesia Essentials II
 Saturday, March 10, 2018 Linda Beagley

Perianesthesia Essentials III
 Sunday, June 17, 2018 Linda Wilson

Perianesthesia Foundation
 Sunday, June 3, 2018 Susan DiBlasi

Live Webcasts: Two-Hour Programs
ERAS: What You Need to Know for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
  Sunday, June 10, 2018 Mary Baird

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Adult Patient:
Putting the Practice Recommendation Into Practice
 Sunday, March 11, 2018 Linda Beagley

Prevention of Unwanted Sedation:
Putting the Practice Recommendation Into Practice
 Sunday, March 18, 2018 Linda Beagley

RESEARCH - Do you need help getting started or finishing your research study? OPANA supports nurses interested in doing Research Studies with Information for Members to access thru  ASPAN website and using the Research Primer attached below for you to download. How to Access Info - Log onto ASPAN.org and go to the Research Tab located on the top and open to Research Information. Research information has several tabs that can be opened at the website including - RESEARCH INFORMATION: Applying to the IRB,  Obtaining/Writing a Consent,     Writing an Abstract,     Writing a Research Proposal,   Creating an Effective Research Poster,    Publication Tips for Your Research, and the Research Primer for Perianesthesia Nurses • 2nd Edition • 2009.  Topics in book include: Research Abstract, Research Proposal, Research Methodology, Discussion & Implications, Additional Considerations, Disseminating Findings, Participating in Research, Suggested Readings, and a Glossary.