Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (OPANA)
ASPAN 41st National Conference April 7-10 2022 Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Ohio had early risers who supported ASPAN Development activity that raises funds for member scholarship/education at the Treasure Hunt.
L to R: Kim Place and Lee Cooper Monica Eutsey with ASPAN Pres. Jenny Kilgore Lisa Smith-Philpot Debby Niehaus
ASPAN Award for Outstanding Achievement 2022 to:
To recognize and honor individuals whose dedication to excellence has furthered the art and science of perianesthesia nursing.
•Engraved Crystal Plaque •Complimentary registration to the 2023 ASPAN National Conf. •Economy airfare to 2023 National Conference •Host hotel accommodations for four nights at 2023 National Conf. •Announcement in Breathline
ASPAN Pres. Jenny Kilgore presented Amy 2022 ASPAN Award for Outstanding Achievement. Pictured are the crystal plaque Also pictured are the certificate Amy received as she was inducted as a Fellow in ASPAN and her beautiful FASPAN gold pin.
Amy and Kim pictured below are the OPANA leaders seated as voting members of the ASPAN RA Meeting
Debby Niehaus who nominated Amy for this prestigious recognition, congratulates Amy in winning this Award for her Excellence in Nursing
Tony Zitto and Amy were also recognized as ASPAN Ambassdors 2021-2022 for representing ASPAN's President at National Nursing Meetings.
FASPAN is one of the highest distinctions the Society confers. As such, it is a professional recognition obtained through hard work, substantive contributions to the field of perianesthesia nursing, and a sustained commitment to further the specialty.
In addition to recognizing extraordinary accomplishments, being a Fellow of ASPAN provides continued opportunities for professional advancement and support of the specialty through ASPAN and beyond.
Amy Berardinelli, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CPAN, FASPAN was inducted by ASPAN President Jenny Kilgore as a 2022 Fellow of ASPAN (FASPAN) and received her certificate pictured along with her pin at the Conference Opening Ceremony. This is national professional recognition of Amy.
The 2022 Ina Pipkin ASPAN Past President's Distinguished Service Award was given to OPANA member, Jackie Ross. The Award is given to recognize an ASPAN member for distinguished contributions that have had a significant impact on fulfilling the core purpose of ASPAN. She is a member who has served on ASPAN Committees, SWTs, contributed to nursing research, and was a past editor of Breathline. Jackie is awarded a beautiful crystal engraved bowl, $500, included on a Commemorative Plaque at the ASPAN National office, and recognized in Breathline and ASPAN's National Web Site. Congratulations Jackie.
Rose Durning of DAPANA was recognized and awarded the Pat Hansen National Conference Scholarship Award for having the highest score for the 2022 Scholarship applications. The certificate was presented to Rose by Katrina Bickerstaff (pictured on the left) at the ASPAN National Conference Development Breakfast.
ABPANC awarded a 2022 Shining Star to OPANA recognizing excellence in Certification numbers in Ohio and for Certification Coaches.
This award publicly recognizes ASPAN Components for their supporting and encouraging CPAN and CAPA certification at the local level.
Debby Niehaus, Past ASPAN President, and member of CAPANA was presented with her Gold Medallion induction into "ASPAN Legacy for Life." The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses have a recognition of a lifetime giving program through Specific Gifts to ASPAN.
The Legacy for Life program supports the future of perianesthesia nursing through significant, enduring contributions that are applied to perianesthesia education, research, practice, and standards.
OPANA Multi Session Teaching Faculty at ASPAN National Conference included: Toni Zito, Amy Berardinelli, Kelly Sadlik, Kate Horner, Lisa Joestlein, and Angela Sotka. Two speakers of the conference educational sessions are pictured above.
Three members were recognized at Opening Ceremony for "Attending Every ASPAN National Conference:" Jane Ernhardt, Louisiana, Esther Watson, PA, and (pic right) Debby Niehaus OH.
Bonita Woodin, of DAPANA,(pictured left) was recognized for her outstanding commitment in giving of time by being a Conference door hostess for sessions, working ASPAN's Membership Booth and a Special thanks for assistance in Development Scholarship fund raising setting up and work multiple hours at the Silent Auction booth in the Exhibit Hall.
Pictures thru the Conference Weekend: Jenny Kilgore ASPAN President opens Conference, Toni enjoys opening ceremony, Bonita and Rose at CPAN/CAPA Lunch, OPANA Shining Star Component listing, and Rose at an educational session.
Pictures following will be of Ohio members at activities: Development Lunch, President Installation, Dinner, Dance
OPANA Pics Members at President's Dinner and Philly