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Region 3 Director's Report and Updates May 2017
Spring Update: ASPAN Region 3 Director

Spring is always a busy time! We get geared up for changes in the weather. We get geared up to clean cobwebs from corners and our minds after slowing down over the long winter months. 

ASPAN has gotten geared up too. National Conference was a resounding success (again!). Many components completed Gold Leaf Applications. Several members were acknowledged for going “Above and Beyond” as well as those applying for “Excellence in Clinical Practice” and “Award for Outstanding Achievement” awards. Component Night was fun as old friendships and acquaintances were renewed and other relationships initiated. It was a busy week! Make sure to complete your evaluation and claim your Certificate. If you were not able to join us in Indianapolis this year, make plans to attend next year in Anaheim, CA.

ASPAN will be busy updating Standards and Policies throughout this upcoming year to keep us vibrant, geared up and growing (professionally and in membership).

Over my two years as Region 3 Director, I have visited each of my Components and have grown professionally through my interactions with each PeriAnesthesia Nurse I have had the honor to meet. Because of the enthusiasm and support I have received from you, I decided to run again. I look forward to the next two years so we can help ASPAN/ILSPAN grow and we grow too! I will be attending one of your meetings soon so you will have a connection to ASPAN.

One of the latest initiatives the RDs have undertaken is to develop presentations to provide Components during their meetings. I am happy to present at your meeting; your President/VP have information on this.

Please let me know what I can do to promote you, your involvement and understanding of ASPAN. I am here for YOU!

Sylvia J. Baker, MSN, RN, CPAN
ASPAN Regional Director, Region 3
ASPAN CSP Coordinator
ASPAN Clinical Practice Team Leader

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