2012 PANAW Proclamation
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2013 PANAW Proclamation


Whereas, The more than 55,000 perianesthesia registered nurses in the United States whose interest are represented by one of our nation’s premier specialty nursing organizations, the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, and
Whereas, Perianesthesia nurses practice in all phases of preanesthesia and postanesthesia care, ambulatory surgery, and pain management, and
Whereas,  The depth and breadth of the perianesthesia nursing profession meets the varied and emerging health care needs of the American population in a diversified range of environments, and
Whereas, The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, as the representative for the perianesthesia nurses of this country, strives to advance nursing practice through education, research and standards, and
Whereas, Perianesthesia nursing has been established as essential in the quality of health care and safety of patients in the hospital and ambulatory surgery settings, and
Whereas,  The demand for perianesthesia nurses will only increase due to an aging American population, advances in medicine that are prolonging life, and the vast expansion of home health care services, and
Whereas, The inestimable value of the services and care provided by perianesthesia nurses will remain of paramount importance to the American health care system, and
Whereas, Along with the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), the (add component name and acronym) has declared the week of February 4-10, 2013, as “PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week” in recognition of perianesthesia nurses’ steadfast commitment to patient care and the continued advancement of nursing practices, therefore be it
Resolved, That I, (Governor’s/Mayor’s name and title), ask that all residents of this (state/community) join me in recognizing February 4-10, 2013, as "PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week" and honoring the perianesthesia nurses who care so unselfishly, and proficiently, for us all.
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