Spring Hill, Florida (May 23, 2017) – Oak Hill Hospital proudly announces that its Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is the recipient of the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification (ABPANC) Achievement Award recognizing that at least 75% of all eligible perianesthesia nurses hold the CPAN® and/or CAPA® credentials representing the highest quality patient care in perianesthesia nursing. Oak Hill Hospital is the only hospital in Florida to earn the recognition in 2017.
Perianesthesia nursing is a unique nursing specialty with its own professional certification program as a means to recognize the best possible patient care. ABPANC sponsors two certification programs for qualified registered nurses caring for patients who have experienced medical or surgical procedures requiring sedation anesthesia or analgesia.
“Certification is a reflection of the personal commitment nurses have to advancing their own knowledge, skills and experience to meet the challenges of modern perianesthesia nursing,” says Bonnie Niebuhr, CEO of ABPANC.
The CPAN® and CAPA® credentials granted to qualified registered nurses by the ABPANC, are federally registered certifications and are protected by law. The initials CPAN® stand for Certified Post-Anesthesia Nurse and the initials CAPA® stand for Certified Ambulatory PeriAnesthesia Nurse. Only nurses who have achieved CPAN® and/or CAPA® certification and whose certification is current are allowed to use these credentials. Both the CPAN® and CAPA® certification programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). Accreditation status is granted for five years. ABSNC is the standard-setting body for specialty nursing certification programs and offers a stringent and comprehensive accreditation process.
Recipients of the ABPANC certification achievement award receive a framed certificate recognizing their accomplishment and will be featured in the ABPANC website (www.CPANCAPA.org).
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About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties (280 beds), is the area’s largest private employer, and offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including open heart surgery. Over 300 physicians, 1,200 associates, and approximately 250 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team.
The new Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital opened in June of 2016, offering advanced labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting. Oak Hill Hospital offers several unique programs in the area, including a graduate medical education program, a hospitalist program, 24/7 intensivists as well as 24/7 on site radiologists. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of all Oak Hill Hospital accreditations, awards, and distinctions.
It is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please contact Richard W. Linkul, Director of Marketing, at 352-597-6383 or Richard.Linkul@HCAHealthcare.com. In Citrus call 352-628-6441. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit our website at OakHillHospital.com, or like us on Facebook.