2 By the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to: ObjectivesBy the end of this presentation,the participant will be able to:1. Identify ASPAN’s BAG2. Discuss ASPAN organizational structure3. Describe the benefits of ASPAN membership
4 Big Audacious Goal ASPAN’s B.A.G. To be recognized worldwide as the leading organization for perianesthesia nursingeducation, practice,standards, and research
5 ASPAN Regions ASPAN II-South Central I-Western III-Central V-Southeast ASPAN is the National organization and represents five regions. Region I is the western US; Region II is the south central area; Region III is the north central area; Region IV is the New England area, and Region V is comprised of states in the southeast part of the country.V-SoutheastIV-New England
6 NHWVKMD & DCGAThis map depicts the regions There are 8 components in each region. There is a Regional Director on the ASPAN Board of Directors who serves as the liaison for each region.
7 Region 3 Components ASPAN REGION 3 Central US ILSPAN KSPAN WVSPAN INSPANILSPANASPANKSPANWVSPANREGION 3Central USRegion I, our region, is composed of these 8 components and 10 states. Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, West Virginia.MAPANWISPANOPANAMNDAKSPAN
8 COMPONENT STRUCTURE Bylaws congruent with ASPAN Separate leadership/board meetingsComponents offer:NewslettersLocal meetings, networking, and educationScholarships for conferencesTwo representatives to Representative Assembly at National Conference for decision makingTwo representatives to the Component Development Institute (CDI)Each component has it’s own bylaws, separate leadership and offers its members many opportunities to learn and participate at the local level. Component leaders have easy access to ASPAN through the Regional Directors as do the members. All ASPAN leaders are available to work with and help develop stronger components and provide leadership training during National Conference, at the Component Development Institute, as well as weekly and monthly through on-going s.
9 Component with Districts VIIIVIIComponentRegionIVIISome Components have districts that have separate local meetings and governance.ASPAN
10 ASPAN’s Organizational Structure Representative Assembly(Component Leaders)↓ABPANC ASPAN President CEO (staff)(separate arm, elected) (elected) (hired)Board of Directors (elected)VP/PE Sec Treas Past Pres Dir Education Dir ResearchDir Clinical Practice RD1 – RD 5Committees Ad Hoc SWT’s SPG’s Liaisons (appointed)Purchasing an ASPAN membership buys you far more than a card and a journal. Your membership puts you in the driver’s seat of the profession of perianesthesia nursing. Are there issues in your workplace that concern or frustrate you? Do you need resources, information or people to help you clarify or change your practice, implement patient or staff safety measures? As a member you are represented by colleagues that you have chosen to serve you. These colleagues are open to your comments, questions, concerns. These colleagues make decisions that affect your practice. You also have the opportunity and responsibility to be a part of the process.Willingness to Serve forms are available for members to use as a means of participation (both national and component level). The ASPAN Pres Elect reviews these and identifies members with the expertise and willingness to address certain issues; these members are appointed to committees and task forces (SWT’s). Members are needed for these committees; this is an excellent way to start becoming involved.
11 Membership Benefits JOPAN-Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing Practice Breathline: On-lineNational ConferenceEducationNetworking and funCommittee and SPG meetingsASPAN seminars and co-hosted seminarsASPAN Educational Library-DVDs & videosAnnual National ConferenceResearch GrantsCE Articles in JOPAN and OnlineSo what are the benefits of membership? Our nurses want to know where their money is going! There are many—the $75 a year is put to use so that our nurses can have JOPAN every other month, Breathline on alternate months, a National Conference and other ASPAN educational seminars across the country, and a providing a library of DVDs that can be purchased for a nominal cost.
12 Membership Benefits/SPG & Committees Specialty Groups-$15Advance DegreePublicationsManagementGeriatricPain ManagementPreoperative AssessmentPediatricsNurse EducatorInformaticsCommittees/SWTsClinical PracticeEducation ApproverEducation ProviderGovernmental AffairsMembership/MarketingPublicationsResearchStandards and GuidelinesEvidence Based PracticeSafetyPerianesthesia Data ElementsAnother membership benefit is the opportunity to participate! You have many opportunities to be a part of this organization.SPG’s – Specialty Practice Groups – membership driven; deal with a specific subject/focus related to perianesthesia. New groups are forming – usually a coordinator and co-coordinator. Most of the communication is done via , newsletter and may meet at national conference. ASPAN committees provide opportunities to participate where your passion is.SWT-Strategic Work Teams-These are member driven and have a specific function such as bylaws, policy and procedure, data elements, component revitalization, environmental trends, National Conference. These are usually appointed positionsAd Hoc Committees- groups that have a specific function for a specified period of time (leadership institute) and are also usually appointed;. Liaisons – appointed positions by the president to other societies (ASA, FASA JCAHO, Military, AORN)
13 Membership Benefits PeriAnesthesia Nursing Research Evidence based practiceA Research PrimerOpportunity to learn about researchClinical PracticeASPAN Standards & GuidelinesPosition StatementsCP Network-to discuss and answer CP questionsWebsite: Clinical Practice menu/ASPAN ForumsCompetency Based Orientations for nurses & unlicensed assistive personnelThe money is also used to support research related to our practice. The Research and Evidence Based Practice Committees are not only doing the research but offering to help nurses at the local levels learn and participate in this area. The Clinical Practice Committee members answer literally 100s of questions yearly ( over 1500 last year!) from members and non-members both nationally and internationally now. They are responsible for revising our ASPAN Standards and Guidelines every two years to keep us current and evidence-based. Have you been on the new ASPAN Forums area of the website? There is ongoing dialogue about clinical practice topics all the time from members across the country—how are you handling this new challenge from TJC or other clinical issues?
14 Membership Benefits ASPAN Development Networking Opportunities ScholarshipsPublic AwarenessNetworking OpportunitiesSeminars, SPGs, CommitteesWeb,Voice for Perianesthesia NursingCollaborate with ASA, AORN, and many othersGovernmental Affairs Committee with Legislative AwarenessASPAN’s Development Committee is responsible for obtaining money for scholarships as well as promoting public awareness. The ASPAN Cookbook was a recent project that brought in money for scholarships for attaining personal educational goals, certification, and coming to National Conference. Networking opportunities with perianesthesia nurses from across the country and now the world are at your fingertips and being a VOICE for perianesthesia nursing with other professional organizations and in government is now a huge part of our professional organization.
15 Clinical Practice Committee List of Frequently Asked QuestionsCan be found on the ASPAN websitePerianesthesia Nurses from around the world Submit QuestionsQuestions are answered using ASPAN Standards of Care and Evidence Based PracticeRecommendations of Practice (Recently changed title, Approved at RA with publication in progress)Each Friday, all clinical practice questions received by the National Office are assigned to members of ASPAN’s Clinical Practice Committee. The following week, the inquirer should be contacted by . All questions are answered by .
16 Standards and Guidelines Must have served on Clinical Practice Committee14 Position StatementsASPAN Standards are revised every two years: were revised last Oct.Competency Based OrientationPosition Statements can be accessed through the ASPAN website without charge.
17 Safety CommitteePromotes a safety culture for perianesthesia nursing practice.Committee partnerships are formed between: Clinical Practice, Standards & Guidelines, Education, Research, and Evidence Based Practice.Nurses foci are: Clinical Practice, Assessment, Education, Organizational Structure, cue appreciation, quality measures, staffing
18 Education Committees Education Approver: 17 Teams Education Provider: Education Approval Program online with application procedure, manual, Form Templates, measurable objectives, and fee scheduleEducation Provider:ASPAN Provided and ASPAN Hosted SeminarsContinuing Education Articles: OnlinePANAW: Contact Hours are free for members
19 Evidence Based Practice Committee Collaborates with Standards and Guidelines to provide Evidence Based Practice to StandardsProvide on line Journal Club articles with contact hours
20 Research CommitteeProvides funding for Grants: Due dates 30th day of March.Research Primer Free to ASPAN members, available online for downloading.Publishes research related articles in JoPANProvides the GROVE program to promote research activity on a component levelConducts Delphi study to determine research needs in perianesthesia nursing practice
21 Governmental AffairsActively monitors activities of government on a national level.Keeps ASPAN members informed of legislative activity.Attends the Nurse in Washington Internship Program offered annually
22 Development SWT Provides funding for: Scholarships (due June 30th) National ConferenceEducation: BSN, MSN, PhD.Certification/RecertificationNIWIMission Trips
23 ABPANC - Certification Separate entity from ASPANMaintains their own BoardClose partnership with ASPANRecognizes excellenceOpportunities for growth, networkingASPAN members receive reduced fee on certification examsABPANC-the American Board of PeriAnesthesia Nurse Certification, is a separate entity that provides two certifications, CPAN-Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse for Phase I nurses and CAPA-Certified Ambulatory PeriAnesthesia nurse for those practicing in the ambulatory arena. It is close partnership but has a separate Board of Directors, office personnel, and location in New York City. ASPAN’s headquarters are in New Jersey.
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