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Helpful Abbreviations

ASPAN American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
BOD Board of Directors
CAPA® Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
CBO Competency Based Orientation
CPAN® Certified Perianesthesia Nurse
CPC Clinical Practice Committee
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
JBI Joanna Briggs Institute
JL Systems Information and Technology Company for the ASPAN 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
PAI Performance and Improvement
PANAW PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week
PDE Perianesthesia Data Elements
RA Representative Assembly
RD Regional Director
S&G Standards and Guidelines
SME Subject Matter Expert
SNOMED Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine
SPG Specialty Practice Group
SWT Strategic Work Team
TJC The Joint Commission
UAP Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
WTP Willingness-to-Participate 

 

 
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