Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia
Nurses - ACPAN, PO BOX 5134
Burnley, VIC 3121, Australia


Welcome to the ACPAN Statements homepage.

Here, you will find documents that have undergone national review, consultation and approval processes for publication on this site. The ACPAN Board develops statements as a response to address perianaesthesia nursing needs that may arise.

Our statements are reviewed and circulated to ASA and ANZCA for feedback prior to publication as PILOT for 12 months. These are then voted on at the ACPAN AGM for member approval, comment and ratification.

These statement documents are available to be downloaded and can be referenced using the URL.

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Statement 1: Staffing in Stage 1 PACU (2018)

Statement 2: Minimum Training Requirements for the PACU (2018)

Statement 3: Minimum Training Requirements for the Anaesthetic Nurse (2018)

Statement 4: DRAFT Certification for Perianaesthesia Nurses (2019)

Statement 5: Supervision for Perianaesthesia Nurses (2019)