Every day, over 100,000 surgical procedures take place in the United States, about 45 million a year.  Each requires a skilled team of healthcare professionals, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, and perianesthesia nurses.

Perianesthesia nurses make sure you are ready for surgery. They are trained to answer your questions and address your concerns. Perianesthesia nurses watch over you as you recover—and are prepared to treat complications should they arise. Perianesthesia nurses are the first voice you’ll hear as you awake from surgery, and the last as you’re discharged from the hospital or surgery center to go home.

The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) is proud to represent nurses who work in this specialty and offers unparalleled education, clinical practice expertise, national standards, and evidence-based research centered on optimal patient outcomes.

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