The National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada (NAPAN©) is pleased to announce the Standards for Practice, 4th Edition until the end of May 2023
Then, the New Standards for Practice, 5th Edition will be available to order
To order your copy in English, go to: NAPANc Standards for Practice Order Form.
To order your copy in French, go to: FORMULAIRE DE COMMANDE, NORMES DE PRATIQUE, quatrième édition
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PLEASE NOTE EDITOR'S ERRATA: (or click on this document to save a copy for your records: Editor's Errata)
Sponsors for the Third Edition of the NAPANc Standards for Practice:
ANSPAN, MAPAN, PANBC, PANA-SAC, PANGS, PANA-NAC, PANNB/PEI, QPANA, Laurel Archer, RN, Paula Ferguson, RN, Thao Le, RN, Laura Van Loon, RN.
Thank you to all of our sponsors for your support in the financing of the printing and translation of the Third Edition of the NAPANc Standards for Practice, 2014.
Past Editions of the NAPANc Standards for Practice:
The Second Edition of the Standards for Practice was launched in October, 2011 The Standards are a comprehensive collection of standards based on competencies as per the Canadian Nurses Association's standards and focus on Accreditation Canada's Model as the framework for this version.
Highlights of the Standards include:
- Evidence-based Standards of PeriAnesthesia Nursing Practice
- A framework of PeriAnesthesia Nursing Practice which includes the PeriAnesthesia Nursing Paradigm
The 15 Standards include:
Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, Professional Responsibility and Accountability, Continuing Competence, Ethics, The Canadian Legal System, Research, Leadership, Collaboration, Quality Management, Risk Management and Quality Improvement, Quality Human Resource Utilization, Quality Professional Practice Environment.
Resources focus on:
- Nursing Competencies of the PeriAnesthesia Nurse
- Functions of the PeriAnesthesia Environment: Physical Facilities, Equipment
- Functions of the PeriAnesthesia Environment: Minimum Staffing and Patient Classification
- Transportation and Communication for Safe Transfer of Care
- Patient Assessment, Data Collection and Management
- Discharge Criteria for all PostAnesthesia Phases
- Care of the Geriatric Client
- Thermoregulation: Maintenance of Normothermia
- ICU Overflow Clients in Phase I (PostAnesthesia Care Unit)
The Standards are relevant for all Domains of PeriAnesthesia Nursing Practice and can be used as a reference by:
Please note editorial errata in the 2nd edition:
On pg. 152 (English version):
188.8.131.52ii. Sensory block is at the dermatome level of T8 or lower and partial movement of the lower extremity returns, a minimum Bromage score of 1.
184.108.40.206ii. Sensory block is at the dermatome level of T10 or lower and partial..........
In both English and French versions:
Page 214, 218:
Aldrete discharge criteria tables should have % instead of "mmHg" wherever written in the circulation category.
We apologize for these errors.
The National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada's Second Edition of the "Standards for Practice" are available in English and French.
To order your own copy of the Standards for Practice, please click on the menu item under "Standards", "Standards for Practice Order Form" (English) or "Formulaire de commande pour les normes de pratique". Print it and email/mail/fax it to the address/number indicated along with your cheque or credit card number (please sign the form), or submit by email (where indicated) with your credit card information. If you choose to email the form, you may add as an attachment to an email with credit card information. If you wish to pay by cheque, please mail in a copy of the form along with your cheque to the address indicated.
Sponsors of the Second Edition of the NAPANc Standards for Practice:
ANSPAN, MAPAN, PANBC, PANA-SAC, PANGS, PANA-NAC, PANNB/PEI, OPANA, QPANA, Paula Ferguson, RN, Thao Le, RN, Laura Van Loon, RN.
Thank you to all of our sponsors for your support in the financing of the printing of the Second Edition of the NAPANc Standards for Practice, 2011.
If you wish to contribute to the financing of the translation and printing of the French version of the Second Edition of the NAPANc Standards for Practice, please complete the following form, Standards Donor Pledge Form save it to your desktop, and email it to: