Spring Hill, Florida (October 24, 2018) – 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 100% 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 2018.
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 Vicki Yfantis, ABPANC President.
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, is the area’s largest private employer with 280 beds, and is the largest medical facility in Hernando and Citrus Counties. The facility offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program, including an arrhythmia center and open-heart surgery. Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team is comprised of over 500 physicians, 1,300 associates, and approximately 250 volunteers.
Oak Hill Hospital is an accredited teaching hospital with approval to train 65 residents in the Internal Medicine residency program, 24 residents in the Family Medicine program, 18 residents in the General Surgery program integrated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 18 residents in the Emergency Medicine program, 18 residents in the Anesthesiology program, 18 residents in the Podiatry program, and 10 residents in the Transitional Year program.
The Maternity Suites at Oak Hill Hospital opened in 2016, offering advanced labor and delivery capabilities in a comfortable and family centered setting. In addition to the Graduate Medical Education Program, Oak Hill Hospital offers several unique programs in the area, including a 24/7 Critical Care Medicine Program staffed by Intensivists, and a Pediatric ER. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of all Oak Hill Hospital accreditations, awards, and distinctions.
The hospital is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL; 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please contact Katie Stacy, Interim Marketing Director, at 352-597-6317. For more information about Oak Hill Hospital, visit OakHillHospital.com, or Like Us on Facebook.