International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

PSN Journal

July - August, 2013
International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

Marcia Spear, DNP, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN

Well, the summer is winding down. Back to school is around the corner. The national conference in San Diego is only a few short months away. Sure has been a fast year with many accomplishments and growth within our organization. There is much to be thankful for. More


Georgia Elmassian, M.A., RN, CPSN, C.F.L.E.
Director and SSPC Co-Chair

This year's 39th annual national ISPAN meeting will be held in one of the best travel and temperate climate destinations in the country—beautiful San Diego. The conference theme, Plastic Surgery Nursing: A Passion and a Profession, offers a foretaste of what's to follow at North America's premier and most comprehensive plastic surgery nursing education event. This year's convention promises to bring new topics to the education curriculum; innovative nursing techniques; pertinent product information; and two unique workshop offerings to everyone across the plastic surgery nursing spectrum. More


Susan Lamp, BSN, RN, CPSN
Director, Editor

"Nursing is a moral art... It involves the design and fostering of a healing atmosphere that rests upon the creation of a therapeutic relationship and the application of scientific knowledge and skill." Author Unknown

The nursing administration at the hospital that I work for has brought into the hospital system the concept of Relationship-Based Care. This philosophy has been rolled out in the form of three-day summits that all employees who interact with patients and families have attended. More


Haley Wood, MSN, WHNP, CPSN

If your office is one of the fortunate organizations that has zero staff turn over, excellent phone answering skills, informative website presentation and 100% patient satisfaction, then give yourselves a pat on the back. Rarely is an office a well-oiled machine on so many given facets. Recently, our staff sat down for two hours and discussed our strengths. More


Linda Duffy, RN, CPSN, CPN

Tissue expansion in pediatrics is an excellent reconstructive option for children that provides pleasing aesthetic results. Tissue expansion relies on the ability of skin to generate in response to tension. The advantages of using tissue expanders are good color match, normal sensation, minimal donor morbidity and no donor site scars. Common uses in pediatrics are congenital pigmented nevi, burns, scars and alopecia. More


Amanda Bailey, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN

Some may say health care is headed up and to the right but some may say it is headed down the toilet. Those are opinions so what are the facts? What do you need to know right now? Like most people you are unsure about the newest updates coming down the pike but perhaps you are an expert. Either way, here is the latest scoop. More

Darlene Jumpp, BSN, RNFA, CNOR, CPSN

The First Official Certification Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) examination will be offered in October. October 5 sessions will be in locations across the country and the October 11 session will be held in San Diego prior to the Annual Convention. More


Cast Your Vote!

The 2013 ISPAN Board of Directors elections are now open. We have seven wonderful candidates this year for our two vacant Director positions. View the ballot! You will need to be logged in to the Members Only site to view the ballot and cast your vote. Vote today to select the future leaders of the ISPAN. Elections will close on Monday, August 19 at 11:59 pm EDT.


ISPAN 2013 Awards Program

ISPAN offers three awards annually honoring individuals who have earned the respect and admiration of their peers as exemplified by the nominations process. Recipients will receive an engraved plaque at the Annual Convention in San Diego. Take this opportunity to highlight a colleague who goes that extra mile! Nominations will close on August 30.

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39th Annual Convention
October 11-14, 2013
San Diego, CA

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

Lindsay De Santis
Executive Director
Adam Denhard
Administrative Manager
Crystal Beatrice
Meeting Manager
Amy Nolfi
Meeting Coordinator
Yvonne Grunebaum
Director of Industry Relations
Melissa Avila
Callie Brown
Andrea E Castillo
Lyren Chiu
Sara S. Christie
Rosa N. Churchwell
Shanna Concepcion
Shannon Cooper
Carolyn Craft
Effie C. Davis
Rachel M. Duke
Laura Eaton
Marian Fitzpatrick
Beverly D. Gensler
Maria Goldstein
Amy Gurano
Holly Hahn
Jamey Heniken
Tricia Henry
Beth A. Hess
Barbara King
Carmen L. Kitts
Amanda R. Kubin
Jenifer Lachicotte
Valentina Lucas
Marie Elaine Lundeberg
Sandra J. Mason
Karen M. Mayer
Kayla Mcmillen
Kristen Mcniff
Tina Mertz
Stephanie Mnich
Ashley Nixon
Julie M. Pearce
Daniel J. Pelham
Mia E. Powell
Elizabeth Reed
Diana Regalario
Lisa Reichner
Candy E. Roach
Joseph Rosario
Kelly Self
Rachel Simmons
Lori Skinner
Julie M. Smith
Katie C. Smith
Susan R. Sobel
Laura Sprance
Fiona Tennant
Wendi Watkins
Morgan Wigley
Tammy D. Wolf

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