Saskatchewan’s PeriAnesthesia nursing colleagues first began discussions to form a special interest group in 1998. PANGS' request to be recognized as a Professional Practice Group was approved by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA) late in 2002 and the PeriAnesthesia Nurses’ Group of Saskatchewan (PANGS) was officially formed in 2003.
▪ to promote high standards for PeriAnesthesia nursing;
▪ to represent Saskatchewan PeriAnesthesia nurses locally and nationally, and to support
the objectives of NAPAN©;
▪ to identify needs and to promote continuing education and research in
▪ to share knowledge and issues about matters relating to PeriAnesthesia settings;
▪ to promote specialty certification.
Conferences and Meetings: “We are looking forward to meeting in person again. This year's conference will be held on October 14 in Saskatoon, in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Operating Room Nurses Group. See the poster below for registration information."
PANGS holds an annual general meeting and conference as well as quarterly conference call meetings of the executive. The annual conference is usually held in the fall with the annual general meeting on the same day. Often the conference is done in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Operating Room Nurses Group (SORNG). PANGS members receive a reduced registration fee for the annual conference.
"PANGS also assists members with registration fees to attend the NAPANc Annual General Meeting and Conference, dependent upon funds available.
Past President - Kathy Jellow
Secretary- Jenine Thomlinson
Treasurer - Lorisa Earnshaw
MAL North - Florida Demers
“To apply for a PANGS membership, please fill out the Membership form and send to the address on the form with a cheque for $30 payable to PANGS"