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Scholarship and Awards Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association
    Down load your OPANA Scholarship form here.  You can submit your 
    completed form to your OPANA District Representative and apply to 
    receive money to attend either OPANA Spring or Fall State meetings.    
    The form can be filled out on line, save it, print and submit to you rep 
    at your district meeting or email. See email list under Organization Link.
    REMEMBER: You must fill out both pages of the two page form to submit!! 
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Excellence in Clinical Practice Award 

We are happy to announce the awarding of this NEWER award at the Fall meeting. Do you work with a nurse(s) who give excellent perianesthesia care and deserves to be recognized. This is the nurse you would want taking care of you or your family.  Why not nominate a nurse peer for the OPANA 2018 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award. First place provides Fall Meeting recognition, a plaque, a pin, and a monetary reward and will be forwarded to ASPAN to be entered in their Award contest at the 2019 - 38th ASPAN National Confernce.  Runner up will have meeting recognition with a plaque and pin awarded.

The form can be downloaded and submitted 2 weeks before the  OPANA October 6th Meeting deadline to the award chair:  Debbie Wilson  deb.wilson@promedica.org 

Debbie Wolff, BSN, RN,CPAN of NEOPANA District received the Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (OPANA) 2018 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award on October 6th, 2018 in recognition of her clinical expertise in Perianesthesia nursing, The certificate, pin, and monetary award presented by Deb Wilson, OPANA Awards Chair. Pictured Right.

OPANA Recruiter of the Year Award
OPANA Recruiter of the Year Award is given at the OPANA Spring State meeting to the person who recruited the most new member in the past year as identified by ASPAN's office.  Please make sure that you either write your name on membership application brochures you distribute as a recruiter, or have your name added electronically by the member you recruit when they apply for their membership.  

You will be entered into the drawing for ASPAN's Recruiter of the Year at the ASPAN National Conference and will also have a chance in the entry for the OPANA state recruiter monetary award and certificate  that is awarded annually in the Spring.  
Congratulations to members who received an OPANA Spring or Fall Meeting Scholarships Awarded in 2017. Names and award $  
Shirley  Raymond was awarded "Recruiter of the Year Award" at the Spring OPANA Meeting held in Beachwood April 14, 2018. Pictured  is OPANA President Sally Swartzlander, and OPANA Awards Chair Deb Wilson.  CAPANA Member Debby Niehaus received the award for Shirley who was unable to attend this meeting. Congratulations Shirley.

Shirley Raymond pictured on left receiving her Recruiter Award Certificate and Check from Debby Niehaus at the CAPANA May 16 Meeting in Cincinnati. Shirley recruited 3 members this past year. 
ASPAN Gold Leaf and Shining Star Award Report for August, 2018.

I am thrilled to write that we won the 2017 Gold Leaf Award!!! I cannot thank you enough Board for following through and delivering the data needed to win this award! 

I will bring the feedback comments from the Judges. One suggestion was made to have a state-wide non-renewing member feedback form.

I am attending CDI, (Component Development Institute is the name this year), with a copy of our application. I have been asked to help out at the ASPAN table and answer questions about our application.

We cannot apply for the award for 2 years. l I kindly ask we keep up the good habits of documenting in our respective reports. Honestly-I am so grateful to not have to write the report and do VP and President Duties! 

Shining Star!!! We got another Shining Star! Is this Number 5 or 6? I also will take a moment to congratulate Teresa S on becoming a member of the ABPANC board.

I hope to have another poster about OPANA similar to last Fall Conference. It will highlight our wins, posters, etc.

Sincerely Submitted,
Beth Cooper RN CPAN CAPA

Kelly Sadlik, BSN, RN, CPAN of GCPANA District received the Ohio Perianesthesia Nurses Association (OPANA) 2018 Runner-up Excellence in Clinical Practice Award on October 6th in recognition of her clinical expertise in Perianesthesia nursing, The certificate and pin award was presented by Kate Horner, GCPANA Representative with awarding at Cleveland Clinic PACU where Kelly works as Assistant Nurse Manager.