ASPAN Region 1 News

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Welcome to our new Region One Director

10/30/2021

It has been a very busy season for Region 1. Even in the midst of another COVID surge, we have many very strong Component leaders who are working hard on behalf of the membership. Beginning in September, our Region has had a flurry of seminars.

  • September 25: Arizona PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (AzPANA) hybrid seminar in Tucson, Arizona.

  • October 2-3: Northwest PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (NPANA) hybrid seminar in Billings, Montana.

  • October 9: Rocky Mountain PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (RMPANA) hybrid seminar in Colorado Springs, CO.

  • October 16: Utah Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (USPAN) virtual seminar.

  • October 16: PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association of California (PANAC) virtual seminar.

  • November 6: PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association of New Mexico (PANANM) virtual seminar.

The variety of topics, expertise of speakers, and passion of the members has been incredible! I have been blessed to meet so many members around the Region and look forward to meeting many more.

November 13, current and up-and-coming leaders from around the country will be attending the hybrid Component Development Institute. This is an annual event designed to educate and inspire Component leaders. If you are involved in your local Component or have thought about becoming involved, this is an opportunity to learn more.

I can hardly contain my excitement about ASPAN’s 41st National Conference in Philadelphia April 7-10. Start making plans now. We are excited that the new weekend-based schedule will allow more bedside nurses to attend.

Congratulations to the many nurses who have earned CPAN or CAPA certification this fall. Please flood my email with your celebration photos at rdyer@aspan.org.

Ronda Dyer, MSN, BSPA, RN, CPAN, CAPA, CNE, ASPAN 

rdyer@aspan.org