Pennsylvania Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses

ASPAN's 37th National Conference April 29-May 3, 2018

Anaheim Marriott
700 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7:30am PT - Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 4:00pm PT
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Posted by PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association of California

700 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802



"Detecting Greatness: The Proof is in Our Practice"

Additional Information

ASPAN’s 2018 National Conference Anaheim!

Registration and hotel registration is available link below or the ASPAN website:

“Detecting Greatness: The Proof is in Our Practice”

Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California, April 29-May 3, 2018.

We would just like to invite all California nurses to join us in Anaheim to the 37th National Conference. Enjoy the magic of the conference and all that sunny Anaheim California has to offer!

  • Awaken your inner child at the happiest place on earth.
  • Get your shopaholic fix at the historical center of commerce for Anaheim at the turn of the century Center Street in Downtown Anaheim.
  • Soak up the sun and sea on 42 miles of beaches where Beach Boys’ Surfin’ USA comes alive.
  • Sample diverse flavors of creative cuisines at an eclectic array of tantalizing, award-winning restaurants and eateries.
  • Take a quick road trip to Hollywood to see iconic sites.  

For any questions, please contact myself at or the national office.

   Contact Karen Woods at if you would like to volunteer as a Host/Hostess.

   Contact Sue Carter at if you would like to help with Hospitality or interested in Room      


Event Agenda



2018 Conference Ad FINAL 02Oct2017 (140 KB)

Plan now to attend ASPAN’s 37TH National Conference!

“Detecting Greatness: The Proof is in Our Practice”

Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California 
April 29 – May 3, 2018
MONDAY, April 30, 2018

Opening: “Victory by Design” D. J. Eagle Bear Vanas

MONDAY, April 30th to THURSDAY, May 3rd 2018

SAMPLING OF TOPICS: (subject to change)

  • Perianesthesia Nursing Standards
  • Truth or Fiction: Clinical Practice Questions
  • Management of Patients with Substance Abuse
  • Perianesthesia Nursing Research
  • Pediatric Patients with Central Line and TPN
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Geriatric Preoperative Assessment
  • Work Life Balance: Through Eyes of Millennials
  • Anesthesia Outside the OR
  • Cultural Competencies in Perioperative Setting
  • Handoff: Not the Time to Fumble
  • Perianesthesia Management Program
  • Monitored Anesthesia Care
  • Substance Abuse/Opioid Antagonist Therapy
  • Lean Mean PAT Machine
  • Improving Postoperative Follow Up
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
  • What’s New Neuromuscular Blockade Reversal
  • Pain Management Challenges
  • Patient and Family-Centered Care
  • Caring for a Patient After Elbow Surgery
  • Legal Issues: Documentation & Communication
  • The Battle for Safe Staffing
  • Critical Care Essentials

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017

Closing: “The Healing Power of Laughter, Nourishing the Nurse Within You” – Diana Jordan


Outcome: To enable the nurse to increase knowledge on clinical practice, standards and research

Target Audience: All professional nurses

Overall Conference Objective: Discuss current information on clinical practice, standards, evidence-based practice, research and new technologies that contribute to safe, quality patient care in the perianesthesia setting.

Disclosure Statement: All presenters and planners at continuing nursing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationships with the with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services. Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials. 

Accreditation: The American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Additional numbers: Alabama #ABNP0074 & California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP5197

A conference registration brochure will be mailed to all ASPAN members in December 2017. 

Look for information on two preconference offerings and one postconference offering in the brochure and online.