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PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (PANAW) February 6-12, 2023

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Monday, February 6, 2023 at 12:00am PT - Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 11:45pm PT
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Let's celebrate our special week!


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Celebrate PANAW 2023

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

February 6-12, 2023, is PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (PANAW). This is a great time to celebrate our unique specialty, our colleagues and our departments. Many are not aware of our specialty or who it includes. All nurses who care for patients being sedated for procedures are under the perianesthesia nursing umbrella. Endoscopy? Cardiac Cath Lab? Interventional Radiology? Oral or eye surgery centers? Preanesthesia Testing Clinics? Yes, yes, yes, and yes! In our ever-evolving world of medicine, new technologies and techniques are moving procedures into different arenas. What do they all have in common? Perianesthesia nurses ensure patients are safely cared for before, during and after sedation or anesthesia.

Let's celebrate our special week. Post signs or banners. Have a potluck. Take cookies or cupcakes. Ask your facility for recognition on your website or in your newsletter. Check out PANAW logo products available at www.aspan.org/Education-Events/PANAW. However you choose to celebrate, please be sure to share your stories and photos with our Pulseline editor at rondad@panac.org and Breathline editor, Barb Godden, for possible inclusion in a future issue. JPEG files only, please. You can email them to: bgodden@aspan.org.