International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

PSN Journal

March - April, 2013
International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

Sue Kunz, BS, RN, CPSN
President 2012-2014

Spring is upon us; hopefully the trees will begin to leaf out, the flowers will bloom, the grass will green and we will come out of hibernation. It has been a long winter for most of us! The Board has been busy, and our Membership Committee is active in the recruitment of new members. I am pleased to report that our membership is now 1119 and growing! More


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

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most prevalent of sleep disorders. The incidence is estimated to affect 24% of men and 9% of women in the general population. Sleep apnea events are defined as a complete cessation of breathing or a marked reduction of airflow during sleep. This is clinically relevant if these last longer than 10 seconds. Daytime complaints with patients with OSA include excessive sleepiness, unrefreshing sleep, poor concentration and fatigue. More


Georgia Elmassian, M.A., R.N., C.P.S.N., C.F.L.E.
Director,International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

Spring has finally sprung and new growth is all about. In keeping with the theme of new growth, the 2013 Scientific Sessions Planning Committee would like to share with you a few of the activities and education topics that are being developed for your knowledge and professional growth at this year’s 39th Annual National Convention, October 11-14th at The Sheraton Hotel in San Diego. More

Linda Duffy, RN, CPN, CPSN

Craniosynostosis is the premature fusion of a suture. Craniosynostosis occurs in 1:2000 births and can be an isolated event or associated with a craniofacial syndrome. Fusion of a suture restricts growth which results in compensatory growth parallel to the affected suture. One or more sutures can be affected. The most common is sagittal synostosis. More

Amanda Bailey, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN
ISPAN Treasurer

First, a disclaimer... I am not an accountant nor have I ever had any sort of training in that field except the one course I took in college, Accounting 101. I did get an A in the class but by no means does that make me a tax genius. I have done my own taxes every year for the last 20 years and actually enjoy doing them. Sick I may be, but there is a satisfaction from crunching all the numbers and deductions and winning. Yes, I said winning. Taxes are like a game for me and I like to win. So maybe I can help you win too. As your Treasurer, I want you to get your money back. More

Jacqueline Frazee
Director, PSNCB

Think Spring!
We had a fabulous meeting in New Orleans thanks to our outstanding Scientific Committee.They work diligently to provide us with an assortment of topics to keep us informed and current in our practices. There are exciting things planned for San Diego already! I think we all leave inspired, enthusiastic and very proud of our profession. I encourage you to keep that energy going! More


Dear Miss Adventures,

I know most nurses are writing in with complaints and concerns, but I am writing because things are so good! I have the best boss, but I don't know why. I mean, she is smart and has a lot of experience, but she doesn't really look like she is ever working! She answers questions and teaches the nursing staff about the cases we are doing in the operating room, but she doesn't ever scrub or circulate cases. I don't know, I just feel like she has everything under control. Before her, we had a lot of problems. More

10th Annual ISPAN Aesthetic Symposium
April 12-14, 2013
New York, NY

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

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