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OPANA Conference 2018
- Posted 2018-10-08 06:23:47
Registration is now open for the upcoming OPANA Conference - Looking to the Future!
Being held Friday, October 19 2018 to Sunday, October 21 2018 in the Beautiful Niagara Falls at the Marriott on the Falls hotel. Please register on this website!
PeriAnesthesia Review Course: University of Toronto Bloomberg School of Nursing
- Posted 2018-02-09 21:25:57

NEW: Updated Content, Format & Interactive Activities for 2018!

Course Description

This revised one day course will cover essential competencies in the care of the perianesthesia patient. The Canadian Nurses Association’s (CNA) Blueprint for Perianesthesia Nursing Practice is the framework  used for the content review. The course will include best practices and current evidence related to assessment, care planning and management across all phases of the perianesthesia experience (pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative).  Enhanced content for 2018: addressing accreditation standards across the continuum (i.e. delirium & falls prevention, medication reconciliation, advanced care plans, handover etc.); in-depth hemodynamic/invasive monitoring review; management of urgent & emergent complications – “the crashing patient”; diagnostic imaging and procedural innovations; and unique considerations for geriatric, pediatric and obstetrical patient populations.  Interactive activities and case examples from across settings will be incorporated throughout the day. For more information please visit https://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/pd/professional-development/perianaesthesia-review-course OPANA members receive a 15% discount!  New!  This course is available in person or via webcast.


OPANA Workshop September 30 2017
- Posted 2017-07-30 00:38:08
OPANA Workshop Knowledge & Skill Refresher Workshop for Perianesthesia Nurses, September 30, 2017 at Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga Hospital. Details to follow soon
OPANA is endorsing NAPANc Standards...
- Posted 2017-07-30 00:37:56
Copies of the OPANA Standards of PeriAnesthesia Nursing Practice, are no longer available. OPANA has reviewed and is endorsing the NAPANc standards. Please go to the NAPANc website to order your copy now at       napanc.ca
OPANA Fall 2014 Workshop
- Posted 2014-07-11 01:49:02

OPANA is presenting a Fall Provincial Workshop at Hamilton Health Sciences

 JURAVINSKI Hospital site in the JH Auditorium on November 8th . 

Mark Your Calendars and Save the Date to attend this workshop...

‘Energize your Practice’

Download the poster:


Register Now:


New Board Member
- Posted 2014-01-17 11:51:25
OPANA would like to welcome our newest board member, Shelley Bondy, as our new Secretary to the Executive Board of Directors.
2014 Membership Renewal to open October 31st
- Posted 2013-11-04 17:44:09
Membership renewal for 2014 is open starting October 31st. To renew your membership at that time, or even if you are registering for the first time, please click the link below: https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=967
New Board Members
- Posted 2012-07-26 13:25:36

OPANA would like to welcome its new Board Member Lynn Haslam (Advisory Council). Also, we wish to acknowledge Ramona Hackett as our new Newsletter Editor. Congratulations!

NAPANc Conference Bursary
- Posted 2012-04-16 17:16:03

NAPAN© is proud to announce a unique Bursary for the National Conference Registration Fees (at the Early Bird Rate) applicable to any and all PeriAnesthesia Nurses currently registered and working in Canada. For full details and an application form, click the link below:

Deadline is August 1.

No Pain+, No Gain!
- Posted 2012-01-13 00:00:00

We are conducting a study of a new FREE information service for evidence-based pain management.

Pain+ will make keeping up to date and applying the latest research in clinical practice easier for clinicians. To save you time, these articles will be pre-assessed for quality by research staff, and for clinical relevance and interest by practicing clinicians. A wide range of publications from multiple disciplines are surveyed.


As a “one-stop” access to current best evidence from research on pain management, Pain+ offers:

  • A searchable database of the best evidence from the health care literature

  • An email alerting system

  • Links to selected evidence-based resources


Pain+ was developed as part of a research study comparing two different types of access to pain research evidence.  Study participants will be randomly assigned to one of 2 ways of sharing research evidence: 1) sending e-mail alerts and reviews about the best new pain research; or 2) access to web-based resources.  All participants get to try both services for 9 months each for FREE.


Eligibility criteria:

(1) physicians, nurses, occupational/physical therapists, psychologists who are currently seeing patients at least 1 day per week;

(2) are fluent in English,

(3) have access to a computer at home or at work which has unrestricted access to the World Wide Web, and

(4) have an active email account.


For more information: http://plus.mcmaster.ca/PainPlus/

Contact person: Margaret Lomotan at lomotam@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 ext. 27328.


Education Opportunities
- Posted 2011-12-22 00:00:00

NEW!  Continuing education opportunities are available through Conestoga College for Perianaesthesia and related programs. See our new Education Opportunities page for complete details:



Our new web site launches!
- Posted 2011-06-29 00:00:00

Welcome to our new web site! With this new site we hope to provide the perianesthesia nursing community in Ontario with a central location for networking with others in the field. Together we can pool our knowledge and experience to improve our profession, and you can be a part! Register now to have full access to the resources of our site, including our new discussion forum!

CNA Approval for PeriAnesthesia Nursing
- Posted 2011-03-07 00:00:00

PeriAnesthesia Nursing had received approval from the proposal submitted to CNA (Canadian Nurses Association) recognizing PeriAnesthesia Nursing as the 20th nursing specialty in Canada. The approval milestone allows us to be able to begin the process of developing a certification exam for our specialty nationally.


Removal Of Codeine From The Formulary
- Posted 2010-06-09 19:51:32

In order to prepare for the removal of codeine from the hospital formulary on July 1, the Pain Matters Task Force has put together an evidence-based information summary (see below) to assist in this transition.  They have included the scientific rationale for the removal of codeine from the formulary, and alternative strategies for the management of moderate to severe pain.  4D and PICU have already removed codeine from their ward-stock and have replaced it with morphine in their various protocols, and to date are not aware of any problems in their transition.

Evidence-based information summary:


Links for further information

Pain Management Clinical Practice Guideline:

Research on codeine:

Morphine for pain relief in children:

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