ASPAN Region 1 News
Message from our Region One Director
Summer is sizzling throughout Region 1. I hope you are finding ways to keep cool and are making wonderful memories with summer vacations. While most Components are pretty quiet in the summer with spring educational events complete, leaders are busy preparing for great things for fall.
Fall Seminars are being planned to provide quality perianesthesia education to our members. If you are unable to attend your own Component event, check out other options and take a road trip, or take advantage of some Components’ convenient hybrid options.
PANANM: home of the 1st ASPAN Perianesthesia Academy, Albuquerque, September 9
NPANA: Anchorage, September 16-17
USPAN: Salt Lack City, September 23
AZPANA: Arizona, September 30
RMPANA: Breckenridge, October 7
HIPAN: Honolulu, October 14
PANAC: Santa Ana, October 14-15
NevPANA: Reno, November 11
The Region 1 Virtual Fall Certification Study Group is creating a lot of excitement. Nearly 80 members have obtained study materials, set test dates and started reading. Plans are to meet weekly from July 26 through October 29 with convenient options for Wednesday evening or Saturday morning attendance. Participants will sit for exams in early November. Nearly 20 leaders from across the Region are generously volunteering their time to share expertise and facilitate the sessions.
If you have not heard the news, ABPANC has recently announced changes to recertification requirements beginning in 2024. Of particular significance, “all continuing education must be perianesthesia related.” ASPAN and your Component are uniquely prepared to meet this need. Visit https://www.cpancapa.org/recertify/2024-recertification-changes/ for more information.
Component leaders will travel to St. Louis for ASPAN’s Perianestheia Development Institute (PDI) November 3-4. The event brings ASPAN and Component leaders together for education and networking with an emphasis on how to best meet the member needs. It is a great opportunity for newly elected officers to get questions answered, find mentors, gather new ideas, and gain greater understanding of their roles. It is also a terrific opportunity for any member considering becoming more involved.
Maybe you will join us this year?
Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more.
Ronda Dyer, MSN, BSPA, RN, CPAN, CAPA, CNE, ASPAN