PANAW 2016
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Nurses To Celebrate PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (PANAW)
Throughout the U.S. February 1-7, 2016

CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY, January 25, 2016—The nation’s 60,000+ perianesthesia nurses will highlight and celebrate their work during Perianesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (PANAW), which is observed throughout the United States the first full week of February.

Perianesthesia Nurses care for patients before and after procedures requiring anesthesia, sedation, and analgesia. Approximately 40 million anesthetics are administered in the U.S. each year.

The 2016 PANAW theme is, “PeriAnesthesia Nurses Practice with Excellence,” and the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), in conjunction with its forty chartered components, will also recognize the extraordinary work its nurses perform throughout the year.

During PANAW, nurses throughout the country are encouraged to wear and display official PANAW items to celebrate and increase the public’s awareness of their life-sustaining practice. PANAW items are available online at:

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

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R. Douglas Hanisch
Marketing and Communications Manager
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses ∙ 877.737.9696, x. 215
90 Frontage Road, Cherry Hill, NJ  08034

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