Cincinnati Area PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association -CAPANA in founded in 1979 is one of the 6 districts of OPANA and has PeriAnesthesia nurse membership from the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Meetings with education CEs rotate between hospital sites -3rd Wednesday of month excluding Summer, December and January.
CAPANA Mission Statement: The Cincinnati Area PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association’s mission is to advance and promote the unique specialty of perianesthesia nursing through professional education, the exchange of knowledge, research and standards of practice.
CAPANA Officers for 2020-2021 welcome you to CAPANA District News/updates:
Past President: Diane Thompson
V Pres: Vacant
Treasurer: Debby Niehaus
Secretary: Stefanie Long
Membership/Awards: Sharon Gallagher
Newsletter/Flyers: Sheila Hoff
Scholarship: Missy Dennis
Workshop Comm: Sharon Gallagher
Community Service Update: At CAPANA 2019 Workshop March 16th we collected cans and packages of soups, that was donated to the Matthew 25 Ministries of Cincinnati, for humanitarian and catastrophic relief.
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CAPANA May 16 Dinner Meeting Ed. Program, Awards, and Installation at Eddie Merlot's with dinner and program provided by Barb Howell from Merck: "Clinical Considerations in Neuromuscular Blockade Management" with Speaker Dr. Laura Clark from Louisville.
Board Members and Officers Installed for CAPANA 2018-2019 include L-R: Missy Dennis Scholarship, Debby Niehaus Treasurer, Sharon Gallagher, Past President/Nominating, Stephanie Long Secretary, Diane Thompson President and Mary Lou Rigdon Membership chair.
Top row pictures: Installation of Officers Diane, Sharon, Debby and Stefanie. Second row a BIG thank you to outgoing Treasurer Sue Tiemeier, to Certified CAPA Kim Vossler received her pin and ribbon and Shirley Raymond presented a check/ framed certificate from OPANA as "Recruiter of the Year"- recruited 3 new members.
Carolyn Hoenicke of TriHealth and CAPANA Member won 1st place for her Research Poster at the ASPAN 37th National Conference a very prestigeon honor. The poster title is" How Does Your Perioperative Leadership Fit Into Your Organizational"s Episode of Care Model Plan. This is part of the "Perioperative Home" that Dr Schantz spoke on in March and whose slides are attached as follows on this page. CONGRATS!!
Cincinnati Area PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association had their Spring Workshop and the "40th Year" Anniversary Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Bethesda North Hospital Golder Room. A recap of the history of CAPANA 1979-2019 by Debby Niehaus along with President Diane Thompson recognized 21 Past Presidents.
Members at Workshop March 9th requested Dr. Avner Dagan slides "Multimodal Analgesia and Chronic Pain". and Julie Sheedy's slides on "Perioperative Surgical Home Model"
CAPANA May 15th Installation at Ferrari’s Little Italy-Dinner and
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Row 1, L to R: Sharon Gallagher, Susan Patton, Marty Stahl, Donna Seaman, Debby Niehaus, Sharon Theobald, Shirley Raymond.
Row 2: Cindy Zink, Janet Campbell, Martha Clark, Jane Booth, Mary Meister, Alicia Humphrey, Chris Stone, Deb Quallen, Ellen Alexander, Teri Morehouse, Sue Geary, Mary Lou Rigdon. Row 3: Diane Thompson, Barb Berling. Each President received a rose.
We hope you will plan some kind of celebration of our practice in your units/hospitals! OPANA is offering reimbursement for an On Demand CE course during PANAW. They will refund the registration fee of $15 to ASPAN members who complete the CE course and submit documentation to OPANA. They are only reimbursing 100 applications and there is a time limit to submit request for refund. You can access the On Demand Modules on the ASPAN website under Education/Learn/On Demand Module. Although we cannot have in person CE offerings, it is important for us to continue to promote and grow in our practice with these offerings and reading JOPAN (there are always great articles). Stay Healthy, Stay Safe. -- CAPANA Board
The Board planned tentative activities for CAPANA including a social activity “happy hour” in September for all members to generate interest in CAPANA, a virtual zoom meeting November 6th (we are asking Sally Morgan to present her talk that we had originally planned for February), and another meeting in February 2022. We decided to try quarterly meetings instead of monthly. We are moving forward for the the future of CAPANA! Sharon Gallagher, RN, CAPA