E-Newsletters

May 2009: Shades of Gray: Interpretations of Perioperative Imaging: Part I

From the Editor       This month our Graduate in the Spotlight, Michael Sheehan, MSN, RNFA, NPc, of Stanford Hospital and Clinics, is also the author of our featured article about reading X-rays – the first in a series about diagnostic image interpretation that Michael is writing exclusively for our readers. Even though most … Continue reading “May 2009: Shades of Gray: Interpretations of Perioperative Imaging: Part I”

April 2009: 8 Tips for Establishing Your RNFA Practice

From the Editor NIFA Graduate Donna Howerton has built a successful practice as an independent CRNFA for the past 10 years. She is our featured “Spotlight” profile below and has kindly distilled her experience into 8 Tips for Establishing Your RN First Assistant Practice. Thanks, Donna! And read on – there’s good news this month … Continue reading “April 2009: 8 Tips for Establishing Your RNFA Practice”

March 2009: How One Busy RNFA Stays Organized

From the Editor How One Busy RNFA Stays Organized   The other day I was talking with Nicola Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP, about some articles she’s going to develop for the NIFA Surgical e-News about her specialty, spine surgery. You’ll be hearing more about Nicola in a future issue, but here’s a brief overview: She … Continue reading “March 2009: How One Busy RNFA Stays Organized”

February 2009: Has Your OR Implemented a Surgical Safety Checklist?

Has Your OR Implemented a Surgical Safety Checklist? If you, like many RNFAs, have been trying to get your colleagues to use a Surgical Safety Checklist, there’s now more evidence than ever before to back you up. And no time like the present to make it happen. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has called for … Continue reading “February 2009: Has Your OR Implemented a Surgical Safety Checklist?”