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CAPANA-Cincinnati Area PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association
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.​ 
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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 2018-2019 welcome you to the CAPANA District News and Update page:
President:                     Diane Smith-Thompson 
Treasurer:                    Debby Niehaus 
Secretary:                    Stefanie Long
Past Pres:                     Sharon Gallagher
Membership/Awards:         Marylou Rigdon
Newsletter/Flyers:           Sheila Hoff
Scholarship:                   Missy Dennis
Workshop Comm:             TBA

Community Service Update: At our CAPANA Workshop we hosted March 17th we collected 169 cans and packages of soups, 45 cans of vegetables, pasta, peanut butter and canned meats;  that was donated to the Matthew 25 Ministries of Cincinnati to be used for humanitarian and catastrophic relief. 

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        Diane Smith-Thompson            2018-2019 President

Besides canned goods, a $55.00 cash donation was collected. Delivery to the Drop Off Center-Kenwood Road by Debby Niehaus who is holding the CAPANA sign presented to the center with our donation. Thank you to our members for giving.
Members at the Workshop March 17th requested Dr. Shantz Slides on the Surgical Home and we have attached the presentation. Thanks Dr Shantz for sharing.
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 ASPA37th 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 Carolyn!!!
February 20, 2019  Meeting 
Celebration of PANAW and Education
Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV insertion
David Kubicki CRNA
Mercy East Hospital
          Social 6:00-Lecture 6:30PM