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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.
Dear PeriAnesthesia Colleagues,
This is your week to recognize and celebrate your unique nursing skills, your compassion, and the most important thing of all, each other.
Each one of us have unique challenges at work, at home, and juggling work-home balance but this is the week to shout from the rooftops that you are special and bring a special nursing care and expertise to our patients and their families!
I encourage you all to plan or participate in special events during the first week of February at your work, maybe a luncheon or a potluck to celebrate. OPANA would like you to share your special events so please send us a picture or a brief 'blurb' about what you did to celebrate PeriAnesthesia Nurses Awareness Week and we will post it on our website and in The Monitor for everyone to enjoy.
OPANA would like to thank each and every one of our members for your hard work and dedication you bring to our specialty area of nursing. Without a doubt, you are an amazing group of colleagues, and we are so proud of you! Take some time to acknowledge each other for the support, knowledge and friendship your share, as well as the memories and experiences you have gleaned from each other.
Happy PeriAnesthesia Nurses Week!