Registration is now open for OPANA's 2014 Fall Workshop
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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.
But hey...we are All looking forward to a Beautiful Fulfilling Fall!
I'm certainly looking forward to the beautiful colours the fall promises to bring;
a Thanksgiving celebration with family and friends, whom I am very thankful for;
and the opportunity to meet with some of you at our Fall Workshop!
Yes, I am excited to be the first to Invite you to our OPANA Fall Workshop...
We promise to have a number of HOT TOPICS TO re- ENERGIZE YOU in the ever evolving PeriAnesthesia world of Nursing!
In the mean time, I'm interested to know...what are you doing to energize PeriAnesthesia Nursing Practice at your place of work? Do you have any specific areas of interest and/or requests that the OPANA Board of Directors can help you with?
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...
If you are interested in participating in planning our next event? Please let us know by emailing email@example.com. We are looking forward to seeing you November 8th!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!