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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.​ 

CAPANA Officers for 2017-2018 welcome you to the CAPANA District News and Update page:
President:                     Diane Smith 
Treasurer:                    Debby Niehaus and Sue Tiemeier 
Secretary:                    Nila Seibert
Past Pres:                     Sharon Gallagher
Membership/Awards:         Marylou Rigdon
Newsletter/Flyers:           Sheila Hoff
Scholarship:                   Missy Dennis
Workshop Comm:             Sharon Gallagher, Debby Niehaus, Sue Tiemeier, Mary Sullivan, Sheila Hoff,                                   Sue Geary, Nila Seibert, and Diane Smith 
CAPANA Educational Offering February 21, 2018:  “Orange is Not Your Color-Keeping You Legal”
Karen Caroll, BSN, Esq. Christ Hospital Auditorium on Level A. We will have 6:00 pm Networking/Refreshments and at 6:30 pm the Educational offering. See flyer below to post on unit.


Community Service Update: At our OPANA State Conference we hosted May 20th we collected cans and packages of soup to be donated to the Matthew 25 Ministries used for humanitarian and catastrophic relief. 


The June 6, 2017 CAPANA had an end of the year dinner and installation of officers for 2017-2018 at Ferrari's Little Italy in Madeira.  Past President Debby Niehaus presented flowers and installed the new officers and thanked this past year's President  Sharon Gallagher for her service and presented her a gift from the group. CAPANA President Diane Smith thanked everyone for the successful Spring OPANA Workshop,outlined her goals for the coming year, and shared some speakers and topics that are planned.

CAPANA Newsletter Latest Edition and Archives- Newsletters Minutes and Updates  2011-18 ​
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.  

        Diane Smith-Thompson, 2017-2018 President
Matthew 25 Ministries of Cincinnati -Community Charity Donations Chosen by CAPANA for the OPANA Spring State Mtg. May 20, 2017.
We collected Soups both canned and dry packaged soups,as well as, other canned goods and cash donations at the OPANA May State Meeting. Delivery to the Drop Off Center on Kenwood Road by Debby Niehaus who is holding the sign accompanied our donation of 3 large boxes containing 108 cans and packages of soup mix and cash donation of $30.00. Thanks for all donations.
October 18, 2017 we had a Dr. Maynard speak at Bethesda North Hospital talk on robotic surgery for pancreatic cancer. He brought the DaVinci robot and two OR technician and nurses so we all could play and maneuver the robot arms around. This was our best ever attendance at over 65!  We had 8 student nurses accept our invitations to attend the evening and especially enjoyed speaking to the student nurses from the local college  program.  Pictured are 4 of the attending student nurses.