February 1-7, 2016
A message from Armi Holcomb. ASPAN President:
PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (PANAW) is the time we set aside to recognize our commitment to excellence in perianesthesia practice. Therefore, from February 1-7, ASPAN members from across the country will celebrate the reality that, “Perianesthesia Nurses Practice with Excellence,” our 2016 theme!
The perianesthesia environment takes a special nurse who has a knack for relieving the anxiety of patients and families, and seeing patients safely through their surgical experience. We are the first one they encounter upon entering a facility, and the first one they see upon waking from anesthesia. When all is said and done, it’s time to celebrate all perianesthesia nurses for their dedication to professionalism and promoting practice excellence in our specialty.
On behalf of the ASPAN Board of Directors and National Office, thank you for all you do and the vital role you play in providing first-rate patient care! To fulfill the Society’s commitment to education and in recognition of PANAW, ASPAN is offering three articles from JoPAN, that include contact hours, free to our members during PANAW.
Happy Perianesthesia Nurse Awareness Week! Be sure to take some time to celebrate–and don’t forget to send photos to Breathline at email@example.com. There is no better way to share with colleagues than to showcase your unit in Breathline!
Armi Holcomb, BSN RN CPAN
ASPAN President 2015-2016