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OPANA Fall 2014 Workshop
Posted: Fri, Jul 11th 2014

OPANA is presenting a Fall Provincial Workshop at Hamilton Health Sciences

 JURAVINSKI Hospital site in the JH Auditorium on November 8th . 

Mark Your Calendars and Save the Date to attend this workshop...

‘Energize your Practice’

Download the poster:

http://www.opana.org/downloads/2014_OPANA_Fall_Workshop.pdf

Register Now:

https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=2578

 
New Board Member
Posted: Fri, Jan 17th 2014
OPANA would like to welcome our newest board member, Shelley Bondy, as our new Secretary to the Executive Board of Directors.
2014 Membership Renewal to open October 31st
Posted: Mon, Nov 4th 2013
Membership renewal for 2014 is open starting October 31st. To renew your membership at that time, or even if you are registering for the first time, please click the link below: https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=967
New Board Members
Posted: Thu, Jul 26th 2012

OPANA would like to welcome its new Board Member Lynn Haslam (Advisory Council). Also, we wish to acknowledge Ramona Hackett as our new Newsletter Editor. Congratulations!

NAPANc Conference Bursary
Posted: Mon, Apr 16th 2012

NAPAN© is proud to announce a unique Bursary for the National Conference Registration Fees (at the Early Bird Rate) applicable to any and all PeriAnesthesia Nurses currently registered and working in Canada. For full details and an application form, click the link below:
http://www.opana.org/downloads/NAPANc_Bursary_for_2012_Conference.pdf

Deadline is August 1.

No Pain+, No Gain!
Posted: Fri, Jan 13th 2012

We are conducting a study of a new FREE information service for evidence-based pain management.

Pain+ will make keeping up to date and applying the latest research in clinical practice easier for clinicians. To save you time, these articles will be pre-assessed for quality by research staff, and for clinical relevance and interest by practicing clinicians. A wide range of publications from multiple disciplines are surveyed.

 

As a “one-stop” access to current best evidence from research on pain management, Pain+ offers:

  • A searchable database of the best evidence from the health care literature

  • An email alerting system

  • Links to selected evidence-based resources

 

Pain+ was developed as part of a research study comparing two different types of access to pain research evidence.  Study participants will be randomly assigned to one of 2 ways of sharing research evidence: 1) sending e-mail alerts and reviews about the best new pain research; or 2) access to web-based resources.  All participants get to try both services for 9 months each for FREE.

 

Eligibility criteria:

(1) physicians, nurses, occupational/physical therapists, psychologists who are currently seeing patients at least 1 day per week;

(2) are fluent in English,

(3) have access to a computer at home or at work which has unrestricted access to the World Wide Web, and

(4) have an active email account.

 

For more information: http://plus.mcmaster.ca/PainPlus/

Contact person: Margaret Lomotan at lomotam@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 ext. 27328.

 

Education Opportunities
Posted: Thu, Dec 22nd 2011

NEW!  Continuing education opportunities are available through Conestoga College for Perianaesthesia and related programs. See our new Education Opportunities page for complete details:

http://www.opana.org/education.phtml

 

Our new web site launches!
Posted: Wed, Jun 29th 2011

Welcome to our new web site! With this new site we hope to provide the perianesthesia nursing community in Ontario with a central location for networking with others in the field. Together we can pool our knowledge and experience to improve our profession, and you can be a part! Register now to have full access to the resources of our site, including our new discussion forum!

CNA Approval for PeriAnesthesia Nursing
Posted: Mon, Mar 7th 2011

PeriAnesthesia Nursing had received approval from the proposal submitted to CNA (Canadian Nurses Association) recognizing PeriAnesthesia Nursing as the 20th nursing specialty in Canada. The approval milestone allows us to be able to begin the process of developing a certification exam for our specialty nationally.

http://www.opana.org/downloads/CNA_Letter_of_Designation_for_CNA_Certification_NAPANc.pdf

Removal Of Codeine From The Formulary
Posted: Wed, Jun 9th 2010

In order to prepare for the removal of codeine from the hospital formulary on July 1, the Pain Matters Task Force has put together an evidence-based information summary (see below) to assist in this transition.  They have included the scientific rationale for the removal of codeine from the formulary, and alternative strategies for the management of moderate to severe pain.  4D and PICU have already removed codeine from their ward-stock and have replaced it with morphine in their various protocols, and to date are not aware of any problems in their transition.

Evidence-based information summary:

http://www.opana.org/downloads/CODEINE_Evidence_Summary.pdf

Links for further information

Pain Management Clinical Practice Guideline:
http://notesapp01/hsc/policies.nsf/58a8a9d53cb5993e852570ed005bd27b/1adc718ea2ad24118525732a005df50a?OpenDocument

Research on codeine:
http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/News/Codeine-may-be-life-threatening-in-some-children.aspx?articleID=13748&categoryID=news-type

Morphine for pain relief in children:
http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/HealthAZ/Morphine-for-Pain-Relief-in-Children.aspx?articleID=13563&categoryID=AZ1e

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