International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

PSN Journal

March - April, 2012
International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

Sue Kunz, BS, RN, CPSN

Sharon and I recently attended the ASPS Winter Board Meeting in Chicago. Not sure that "winter" was the appropriate title as it was 82 degrees in Chicago that weekend. We had an early morning meeting with Michael Costelloe, ASPS Executive Vice President; and Danielle Urbina, Director of Meetings and Exhibits. Dr. Malcolm Roth, ASPS President, was unable to attend; however we had a brief discussion with him at the luncheon to quickly recap the morning meeting. The purpose of the morning meeting is to give a brief report to the ASPS executive team regarding ISPAN activities and to discuss strategies for both organizationsí ongoing efforts of collaboration. We reviewed the marketing effort set forth last year regarding the buttons designed for the physicians to wear promoting ISPAN. More


Susan Lamp, BSN, RN, CPSN
Director and ASPSNews Editor

I chose to focus on nursing certification for this issue in honor of National Certified Nurses Day, March 19th. For some of our members, the desire to pursue certification may never present itself. Maybe the apprehension of not feeling like they could prove proficiency in the field, especially in areas of plastic surgery that they donít have experience, or possibly just the fear of studying for a perceived challenging exam prevents some members from considering to enter into the certification process. More


As a member you receive a discounted rate of $10 (regularly $25) to attend the first ISPAN produced webinar of 2012!

Register Today and receive a link to view the presentation at your leisure. More


The 9th Annual Aesthetic Symposium will be held the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre in British Columbia on May 5-6, 2012.

The Program is now available for review! More


Georgia Elmassian, M.A., R.N., C.P.S.N., C.F.L.E.
Program Director, ISPAN National Convention and Scientific Sessions Chair

Greetings, and welcome to a new spring! It is great to see and smell the blooming flowers and to think of those plans for traveling during the summer. However, before you begin to prepare for your much deserved vacations, please remember that the 2012 ISPAN Scientific Sessions Planning Committee has been hard at work to develop the 38th Annual National Convention in October. More


Nancy Radoslovich, RN, CPSN

Teamwork. The secret to the success of any plastic surgical team. Why does this concept elude some, but seem easy to grasp for others?

Every one can recite a definition of "teamwork". The most simplistic, working together to achieve a common goal, can be applied to any situation. More

Christine Brajkovich BSN, CNOR, RNFA, CPSN
Director, PSNCB

Congratulations to all of you who are long term and recently Certified Plastic Surgical Nurses. You should all be proud of your accomplishment! March 19th is National Certified Nurses Day and I encourage you to wear your CPSN pins to show your achievement. More


Visit our new and improved online store. ISPAN favorites like the Core Curriculum for Plastic Surgical Nursing and the Scope and Standards of Practice can be found here. We are excited to announce that the much anticipated Plastic Surgical Nurses Certification Preparation Course DVD is now available for purchase! More


Dear Miss Adventures,

I have been a staff nurse for five years and about a year and a half ago, I transferred to the plastic surgery unit here at my hospital. I've really found my niche! I love caring for patients that are so appreciative of the quality of life surgery we do, and I donít miss my old job on the pediatric floor. I am writing to you for advice because our manager told us at the last staff meeting that our hospital would like to pursue Magnet status. More


Debby Booth, RN, CPSN

It's presidential election year again and I wondered if you remembered this piece of history as I had forgotten it and found it fascinating how this came about in our political parties.

What is the origin of the donkey and elephant as the symbols of the Democratic and Republican parties in America? More


9th Annual Aesthetic Symposium of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses
May 5-6, 2012
Vancouver, Canada

The Art of Plastic Surgery
May 18-19, 2012
Cleveland, Ohio
A combined meeting of the ISPAN & Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons

Challenging Complications in Plastic Surgery: Successful Management Strategies
July 13-14, 2012
Washington, DC

38th Annual Convention
October 26-29, 2012
The Roosevelt Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana

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