International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses
Sue Kunz, BS, RN, CPSN
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer which seems to be flying by, I have been fortunate to take a summer vacation to spend time water skiing, fishing, boating and just kicking back and relaxing. It has been great! But, now back to business, the board took a month off; meaning we did not have a conference call in July, so there is not any news from the board, however I would like to take this time to review some issues. More
Georgia Elmassian, M.A., R.N., C.P.S.N., C.F.L.E.
Director, Scientific Sessions Planning Committee Chair
Can you believe it? The 2012 Annual ISPAN National Convention: "Teamwork in Action" is just a couple of months away! Have you yet to visit the ISPAN website for updated aesthetic, reconstructive, or management plastic surgery nursing educational program information? Have you yet registered for the meeting or any of the pre-convention courses or activities? What about your hotel reservations for the convention…have you made those yet? Well, ALL registrations and reservations can be done online just by simply going to the ISPAN website at www.ispan.org and clicking on the convention icon before August 17, 2012 (for early bird registration and discount). Also, while you are logged onto the website, remember to make your altruistic donation to our ISPAN Pay It Forward project-The Woman's Hospital.
Susan Lamp, BSN, RN, CPSN
In the past week, I have been reminded of the important task many of us have during our daily conversations with our patients. I receive several calls daily from patients. Their calls can bring a myriad of questions about their surgery, concerns with something they are experiencing or requesting a prescription renewal. Many of these calls can seem routine, but occasionally this seemingly typical call can be more than the usual.
Jo Ann Garofalo, RN, CPSN
A woman's decision to undergo a breast reconstruction after mastectomy is a personal one and may involve several factors. Through patient education and support, the plastic surgery nurse can play a vital role in facilitating the decision making process. I work with a plastic surgeon that specializes in breast reconstruction. In this article I will share some of my insights and recommendations for providing that education and support. More
Haley Wood, MSN, WHNP, CPSN
Experiencing an adverse event from a neurotoxin or dermal filler injection is not only a scary situation, it is also reportable. To whom is it reportable? Good question. It is voluntarily reportable to the product or drug manufacturer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). By law, health care professionals and patients are not required to report adverse events to the FDA; however, if the adverse event is reported to the product or drug manufacturer, that manufacturer is then required to report the event to the FDA. Postmarket Drug Safety Information is available on the FDA's website, http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/default.htm.
Marcia Spear, DNP, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN
The 9th Annual Aesthetic Symposium of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses in conjunction with the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons was held May 4 – 6th, 2012. The meeting hosted a variety of topics designed to facilitate excellence in plastic surgical nursing including body contouring and skin tightening, revisions of the aesthetic breasts, facial contouring with the use of cannulas, and the use of acellular dermal matrix in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.
Darlene Jumpp, BSN, RNFA, CPSN, CNOR
The Annual Convention is coming up soon in New Orleans, be sure to submit your registration before August 17th to take advantage of the early bird discount. If you are thinking about taking the certification exam the deadline for the fall exams are August 17 and August 27 (for the convention exam session).
I have had so many questions addressing the 38th Annual Convention to be held in New Orleans this October 26-29th that I have decided to run a FAQ column. I hope this answers all your questions and helps you to answer the questions of other attendees. See you in New Orleans!
ISPAN is looking for individuals who exemplify commitment, compassion, innovation, and dedication to their chosen field of plastic surgical nursing. Has someone in your practice arena offered a significant contribution to the care of patients? Has he/she thought of an innovative solution to a problem that has plagued your practice setting? Did the compassion or commitment given to a particular patient really make a difference in that patient’s care experience? More
Debby Booth, RN CPSN
It has been a long hot summer breaking records of 1952. This article below is a great checklist and reminder so I wanted to pass it along. More
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for details. ISPAN would like to thank our very own Miss Adventures for her regular contributions as well as JoAnn Garofalo our newest contributor for this summer edition.
38th Annual Convention
October 26-29, 2012
The Roosevelt Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana
500 Cummings Center
Beverly, MA 01915
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