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Helpful Abbreviations

AAACN American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
AACN American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
AANA American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
AANP American Association of Nurse Practitioners
AASPA American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants
ABPANC American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification
ACS American College of Surgeons
AMIA American Medical Informatics Association
ANCC American Nurses Credentialing Center
AONL American Organization for Nursing Leadership
AORN Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
APSF Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
ARIN Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing
ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists
ASCA Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
ASPMN American Society for Pain Management Nurses
AST Association of Surgical Technologists
AWOHNN Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
BOD Board of Directors
CAPA Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
CBO Competency Based Orientation Program
CPAN Certified Perianesthesia Nurse
CPC Clinical Practice Committee
CSPS Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety
EBP Evidence Based Practice
ERAS Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FASPAN Fellow of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
ICPAN International Collaboration of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses
ICU Intensive Care Unit
JBI Joanna Briggs Institute
JL Systems Information and Technology Company for the National Office 
JOPAN Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
KPI Key Performance Indicator
NC National Conference 
NDNQI National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators
NIWI Nurse in Washington Internship
NO National Office
NOA Nursing Organization Alliance
NSNA National Student Nurses' Association
PAI Performance and Improvement
PANAW PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week
PDE Perianesthesia Data Elements
RA Representative Assembly
RD Regional Director
S&G Standards and Guidelines
SAMBA Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia
SASM Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine
SGNA Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
SME Subject Matter Expert
SNOMED Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine
SPAQI Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement
SPG Specialty Practice Group
SPN Society of Pediatric Nurses
SWT Strategic Work Team
TJC The Joint Commission
UAP Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
WTP Willingness-to-Participate 


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