Baltimore District Overview

On behalf of the Chesapeake Bay Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (CBSPAN) Baltimore District 2016-2018 Executive Board, we would like to invite all of you to join us in to providing our members with high quality education, access to contact hours, and opportunities to learn about research, Performance Improvement (PI), and Evidence Based Practice (EBP).

The CBSPAN Baltimore District is a professional organization representing its members from Anne Arundel County down through Annapolis, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County. We are a group that serves as a catalyst for change and progress within the perianesthesia community. It is a professional organization that also serves as a forum for the exchange of innovative ideas. Our district works tirelessly to provide a resource for current knowledge and developments in perianesthesia nursing practice to its members and the component at large.

Becoming a member demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and quality patient care. However, we encourage you to take it one more step and become active in your professional organization. As a valuable member, we welcome your involvement in any one of our committees i.e. Membership, Programs, Education and Research, Scholarship, Ways and Means, Nominating, and By Laws. You can also be your facility liaison to CBSPAN or work as a member of the Strategic Work Teams (SWTs), as the need arises. Your involvement will enrich our collective ideas, strengthen our efforts, and offer a stronger voice that will foster excellence in perianesthesia practice. You can select the level and method of involvement that suits your interest, needs, time, and commitment.

We are offering very successful half-day quarterly seminars (contact hours provided through ASPAN) as a result of membership survey conducted in 2015 – 2016. These seminars both provide the needed contact hours for those members who need to recertify, as well as provide up-to-date and desired education on unique topics within the perianesthesia environment.

We invite you to check out the Baltimore District section of the CBSPAN website for information about upcoming events, scholarships, participation, and member’s achievements. If you have any information to share please e-mail Connie Gull at If you want to receive information from CBSPAN Baltimore District, please e-mail us at . Our top priority is keeping our members informed of any offerings, both district and component which will aid them in their goals of certification, education, and research.

We look forward to meeting you in the coming fiscal year. Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the CBSPAN Baltimore District Executive Board 2016-2018:

President: Patricia L. Ryan, MSN, MHA, RN, CPAN (
Secretary: Kristen Rouse, BSN, RN (
Treasurer: Dustin Te, BSN, RN, CPAN (
Immediate Past President: Joy Lazo, MSN, RN, CAPA (

Updated 9.12.2016