Inspirations Conference, November 1-3|
Registration is now open for our 2013 Inspirations Conference!
Early Bird Registration Extended to September 7
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The Ontario PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association is a professional association for nurses involved in the care of clients who will shortly be, presently are or have just recently been under the influence of a sedative or anesthetic agent.
Perianesthesia nursing is considered a specialty area of nursing practice and our association has taken responsibility to define the scope of perianesthesia nursing practice.
Nursing roles include patient care, education, administration, management, consultation, advocacy and research. Our nursing practice is comprised of nursing processes, decision making, critical thinking and inquiry.
Happy Spring! Happy to see that we have survived the trials of winter 2014! I am so looking forward to working in my gardens this spring and summer, riding my bike, trying to keep up with my puppy :) and sharing bbq's with friends and family. I hope that you have some exciting plans on how you are going to enjoy the sunshine! This year is passing by so quickly and the OPANA Board of Directors (BOD) have been partaking in and planning different events related to PeriAnesthesia Nursing. How did you celebrate PeriAnesthesia Nurses Week? Members of the OPANA BOD's handed out 2014 pocket calendars to staff within their region as a "Thank You" for all that you do for our PeriAnesthesia Patients and fellow Colleagues.
If you hadn't received a pocket calendar and are interested, please send me an email. There is a limited quantity left and I'll be happy to send them out to you and your immediate colleagues in exchange for a picture of your group along with a small description of yourselves and your work place, that we can share on the OPANA website along with any pictures you might have taken when celebrating any nursing event.
I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) Assembly Day 0n February 27. If I had to describe this experience in one word, it would be INSPIRATIONAL. I was able to network with colleagues from all over Ontario. I was one of 120 RNAO leaders that met with MPPs and with all political party leaders, the Minister of Health as well as Health Critics at Queen’s Park. Together we urged concrete action on two key issues in the next provincial budget. 1) Retain and hire additional RNs and 1) Raise the minimum wage.
Please follow this link to the RNAO website and read up on these very important issues and find out how you can help to raise awareness: http://rnao.ca/policy/action-alerts Take Action Now!
In April a couple of OPANA Board members will be attending our American Colleagues PeriAnesthesia Conference which is being held in Las Vegas...If you have plans to attend, please email email@example.com to let us know. Perhaps arrangements could be made to meet at the conference. As OPANA Board members, we are always looking for different venues to meet with our PeriAnesthesia colleagues.
Our next event, a workshop, is being planned for the fall of 2014. If you are interested in participating in planning the event, presenting accomplishments or suggesting topics for discussion or venue and location, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
How can you impact Peri Anesthesia Nursing practice? Get involved with OPANA! Please feel free to email me and let me know of your interest! We can strategize to develop a schedule that supports you and your busy life!
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In the mean time, I wish you all warm and sunny days that inspire you to do and be the best PeriAnesthesia Nurse you are!
Warm sunny regards,