Inspirations Conference, November 1-3|
Registration is now open for our 2013 Inspirations Conference!
Early Bird Registration Extended to September 7
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.
It's difficult to believe how quickly this year has passed by. And what an exciting year 2014 promises to be for Peri Anesthesia Nursing! I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to assist in representing Peri Anesthesia Nursing in Ontario!!! I say assist because, as I'm sure you know, this is not a one woman job! Our Board of Directors are a fantastic group of fun, dedicated, hard working Peri Anesthesia Nurses, and We need Your help! In order for us, OPANA, to most accurately represent our specialty, we need to work together!
How do we do this?
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!
Some of our goals for 2014 are, updating our website to include forums for managers, educators and those of you may be interested in or are holding study groups to to write the CNA exam; increasing our membership and growing the number of Board Members; also better understanding how OPANA can provide further support our members....what type of support would be helpful to you?
I welcome you to email us at
In the mean time, I hope you all had a safe and restful time over the holidays! May you be blessed with good health and prosperity in 2014.