CHERRY HILL, N.J., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The work of our nation's 60,000+ perianesthesia nurses will be recognized February 2-8 during PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (PANAW), which is celebrated throughout the United States the first full week of February.
This year's theme is, "PeriAnesthesia Nurses: Dedicated Professionals, Passionate Care," and the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), in conjunction with its forty chartered components, will recognize the extraordinary work its nurses perform throughout the year. This includes caring for patients before and after procedures requiring anesthesia, sedation, and analgesia. Approximately 40 million anesthetics are administered in the U.S. each year.
During PANAW, perianesthesia nurses throughout the country are encouraged to wear and display official PANAW items to increase the public's awareness of their life-sustaining practice. PANAW items are available online at: www.panaw.com.
ASPAN represents the interests of nurses who practice in preanesthesia and postanesthesia care, outpatient surgery, pain management, and endoscopy settings. Its mission includes producing evidence-based research, promoting education, optimizing patient care, establishing national standards, and serving as an advocate for perianesthesia nurses. ASPAN is available online at www.aspan.org.
R. Douglas Hanisch
Marketing and Communications Manager
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Email ∙ 877.737.9696, x. 215
90 Frontage Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
SOURCE American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses