Welcome to OPANA
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.
Sunny Summer Greetings to All of Our Peri Anesthesia colleagues!
Yes, summer is finally here!
What a terrific time of year to regenerate with some long awaited sunshine and vacation time, enjoyed with family and friends.
I'll be trying out some new recipe's on the kamodo grill...if you have any tried and true that you'd like to share please feel free to send them to me in a quick email....I'll be sure to share my favorites before the fall.
Although the members of the OPANA Board of Directors (BOD) will be busy enjoying the summer sunshine, we will also be spending some time planning a workshop for the fall...some details will be available under the "upcoming events" section of the OPANA webpage. Please stay tuned for registration information. This workshop is garaunteed to "Energize" You! And get you pumped with ideas for new personal and professional goals as well as potential fall projects.
I'm interested to know...what have you done this spring to energize your PeriAnesthesia Nursing Practice?
I was fortunate to have attended the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) 33rd National Conference, "Dealing with Challenges, Winning with Power, Practice and Purpose", held in Las Vegas in April! I have to say attending a conference as large as this is inspiring in itself. However the most insightful thought that crossed my mind while attending different outbreak sessions was "I'm not alone"! When you start to feel as though you 'aren't making any progress' or 'things will never change' it is very comforting to know that the issues we are experiencing as professionals are being experienced across North America and beyond. Not only is it comforting knowing you have allies, but to hear of the different approaches that have been taken in an effort to overcome or at least make some issues more bearable. Sometimes the smallest of improvements can be all you need to put that extra wind in your sail and help you to get past what can seem like an insurmountable road block, which ends up being a speed bump that can eventually give you the momentum to carry on and do more great things...
Don't underestimate the power in numbers...engaging in conversation with people that started out as strangers but end up as friends because of the passion you share...it could be your passion for PeriAnesthesia Nursing.
So Please!...Make sure to join us at our Fall Workshop...Energize Your Practice...You are not alone...You have professional allies that can put that extra wind in your sail, that gives you the momentum you need to carry on and do more great things in PeriAnesthesia Nursing!
Until then, please enjoy the summer sunshine and all it has to offer!
Take good care and be safe!
And as always....Thank You!!! For All that you do...for our PeriAnesthesia Patients and Colleagues!
Our 2014 Fall Provincial PeriAnesthesia Nurses Workshop
at Hamilton Health Sciences
JURAVINSKI Hospital site in the JH Auditorium on November 8th .
Mark your calendars and save the date!
As OPANA members and PeriAnesthesia Nurses you need to attend this workshop so you can...
‘Energize your Practice’
Stay tuned...more details to follow over the summer.
If you are interested in participating in planning this event, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
As independent PeriAnesthesia Nurses, we look for opportunities to improve our personal practice, and lead by example...
As team members we work together, share ideas that influence positive changes in practice and encourage and inspire others to do the same...
As a governing body we research, standardize and provide guidelines that promote innovative evidence based best practice in PeriAnesthesia Nursing!
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!
I welcome you to email us at email@example.com
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,