International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

PSN Journal

September - October, 2012
International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

Sharon Fritzsche, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CPSN
President 2010-2012

Hard to believe another year has rolled around and our 38th Annual ISPAN National Convention: "Teamwork in Action" is four weeks away. New Orleans is a fun city with lots of things to do. This year's meeting is packed full of diverse educational opportunities. There is still time to register for the meeting, so come and join us! More


Debby Booth, RN, CPSN

Greetings All,

This will be my last newsletter as your Treasurer and although it has been four years the time has flown. I want to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to you for letting me serve as your Treasurer for two terms. More


Susan Lamp, BSN, RN, CPSN

Blood is one of the cornerstones of medicine. It is a precious public resource made available through volunteers who generously give part of themselves to help patients in need. Blood usage varies depending on the type of surgery or disease/trauma. More


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

The 38th annual ISPAN National Convention: Teamwork in Action convenes in New Orleans, Louisiana in just a few short weeks. The 2012 SSPC has worked meticulously to bring you the best meeting to date. This year's program platform includes a review for the CPSN exam on Thursday, with the certification exam ascertained for Friday. More


10. People watching in Jackson Square.
9. The Music-New Orleans is not only the home of jazz, but the wellspring of blues, brass and zydeco.
8. This city has a whole lotta shakin' goin' on!


Haley Wood, MSN, WHNP, CPSN
Aesthetic Track Coordinator

ISPAN is excited to offer a new workshop this year at our 2012 Convention in New Orleans. "Essentials of Skincare" will be offered as a preconvention workshop on Friday, October 26th from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More


Nancy Radoslovich, RN, CPSN

Are you ready for your Accreditation Inspection?

According to ASPS statistics, in 2011, there were 1.6 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed. Of this number, 60% were performed in office facilities. For over 30 years, AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Facilities) has had an accreditation program that develops and implements standards of excellence to ensure the highest quality of patient safety in outpatient facilities. AAAASF is considered the "gold" standard in the industry.



Renee Hinojosa, MSN, RN, CPSN
Director, PSNCB

Many of you are hearing exciting news about the development of the CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) Exam. The certification exam will be designed to assess the extent to which registered nurses have attained the knowledge and skills (competencies) deemed necessary by a task force of the PSNCB for competent practice as a non-surgical aesthetic nurse. More


Dear Miss Adventures,

I am not really a pediatric nurse; in fact, I didn't expect to see any pediatric patients when I joined the plastic surgery team in the operating room. I thought we would mostly take care of adult patients that paid cash for cosmetic procedures too complex to be done in the office. More

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

500 Cummings Center
Suite 4550
Beverly, MA 01915
Phone: 877-337-9315
Fax: 978-524-0461

Lindsay De Santis
Executive Director
Crystal Beatrice
Meeting Manager
Amy Nolfi
Meeting Coordinator
Jillian West
Meeting Coordinator
Yvonne Grunebaum
Director of Industry Relations
Katherine Aceto
Francesca Almond
Brooke Atterberry
Robbye Barnhardt
Gina Basora
Laura Bastian
Tanja Batinic
Judy Boucher
Alice Brown
Lauren Buckley
Cathy Davis
Sheri Dedas
Susan Dudley
Jennifer Fox
Dori Frank
Jantha Freede
Kate Gaio
Kristin Gangi
Samantha Garland
Melissa Giordano
Kelly Goss
Heather Graley
Lisa Gretebeck
Christina Grewal
Celeste Grothusen
Katherinne Guecha
Amanda Halvorson
Janet Hart
Mary Haskins
Christina Izokovic
Rebecca Johnson
Jennifer Kashi
Mackenzie Keating
Kathleen Lindberg
Margie Macy
Traci Marlowe
Laura Martignacco
Kara McGuire
Sheila McNally
Courtney McSpadden
Adrian Mead
Kathryn Million-Dunn
Dawn Moore
Heather Parker
Patricia Peterson
Lori Quinn
Robin Reese
Kendra Rininger
Penny Saks
Brendaliz Sanchez Soto
Maryann Sayde
Lindsay Shive
Tracy Sinclair
Amanda Smith
Tiffany Snyder
Donna Steffek
Carol Stumbo
Natalie Theriault
Ronni Trapanese
Julie Urton
Rosemary Vetro
Wendy Wakefield
Anne Walsh
Margaret Ward
Jennifer Whitaker
Katie Wilgus
Glenda Williams
Laura Woldyk
Linda Yeow
Julie Zafuto
Charity Zrust
Helen Zuelzer

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