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PANAW Celebrations by Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association February 2021 Pictures. 
PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week Feb. 1-7, 2021  
Nurses working in preanesthesia and postanesthesia care, ambulatory surgery, and pain management are dedicated to caring for patients and their families. They are passionate about what they do as nurses. PANAW is an opportunity to educate nursing colleagues and the community about the professionalism and passionate care that is delivered by perianesthesia nurses. Plan to Celebrate at Your Hospital or Place of Work - Form a team help with celebration ideas. Announcements in employee publications, PANAW posters/products, individually wrapped cookies or candy, and ASPAN promo literature.

Dr. Elizabeth Dulaney-Cripe (pictured above in mask) and Kristy Matheson, BA, LSW (pictured below) were the speakers on February 6th at Kettering Hospital of DAPANA District. The Orthopedic surgeon discussed shoulder pain and types of shoulder surgeries while we were educated on the challenges and techniques used to improve the quality of care for patients facing chronic illness by the Social Worker Kristy Matheson. It was an excellent presentation. We had a very nice attendance considering the frigid weather and restrictions incurred due to the  Covid Virus.
A Poster presentation by Jana Anderson, BSN and Kristina Malin, BSN was                      DAPANA Board Members attending the PANAW event.
presented on Stress Resilience for the Nurse.                                                                      

Attendees for the DAPANA's Winter Review 2021 celebrating PANAW week



Celebrating PANAW week with the Amazing ASC(Ambulatory Surgery Center) staff at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. 
Yummy Carrot cake was enjoyed by all!.


NEOPANA Nurses at UH Portage celebrated PANAW week as seen in the following pictures. 
UH Portage Hospital received an appreciation bag of treats to celebrate PANAW . "Thanks for rolling with the changes" was tag for the toilet paper. The responses were positive. 
The GCPANA District Representative Cheryl Andreas-Altier sent PANAW celebration pictures from the University Hospital Richmond Medical Center. The PANAW celebration included tying in the "Year of the Ox", to the strength of the PeriAnesthesia Care Nurses. See pictures below.
Kim Place, seen on left holding cake in second picture, shared these picture of the COPANA District nurses celebrating PANAW Week.  Pizza, salad and of course a beautiful decorated cake celebrating the Nurses and sharing a thank you.