ASPAN Region 1 News


Message from our Region One Director


First, as we wrap up the Fall Certification cycle, I want to congratulate all who earned CPAN or CAPA certifications. This is an accomplishment to be celebrated. I would love to hear your certification stories at

ASPAN’s Perianesthesia Development Institute (PDI) in Kansas City was a wonderful balance of information, resources and networking supporting ASPAN and Component leaders in efforts to care for themselves and their responsibilities. I was so blessed to spend time with leaders from seven of the Region 1 Components as we shared and learned from one another. There were many new faces this year, a testament to our regrowth following the pandemic.

There are lots of plans under way in Region 1. PANANM (New Mexico) will be having a Winter Seminar in Albuquerque Jan 21. RMPANA (Rocky Mountain) is looking at early February for a Winter Workshop. PANAC’s (California) Winter Seminar is planned for Ventura February 11. NevPANA (Nevada) wraps up winter with a March 4 event in Reno. Spring opens with NPANA’s (Northwest) March 18 Spring Fling in Spokane. USPAN (Utah) is planning for a spring event in Salt Lake City in May and AZPANA’s (Arizona) next event is being planned for June.


PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (PANAW) is being celebrated Febuary 6-12. The theme, Perianesthesia Nurses: Strong, United, Resilient is a powerful message. Be the spark and plan something at your facility. Be sure to take photos to share with your Component Webmast or Newsletter Editor and with Breathline Editor, Barb Godden at


Region 1 is excited to support ASPAN’s 42nd National Conference April 28-May 1 in Denver! Let’s all celebrate the Heart and Science of Caring in the Mile High City. Watch for opportunities to volunteer to make this the best one yet.  Plan for the Representative Assembly where members can make their voices heard through your selected Representatives.