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July 2010: A Top First Assistant’s View of Saying “I Do!”

From the Editor  Scroll down for a serious but light-hearted look at the health implications of tying the knot.  No, not the latest suture–we’re talking matrimony! And . . . have you ever had friends do a double take when you try to explain to them what you do for a living? After all, they … Continue reading “July 2010: A Top First Assistant’s View of Saying “I Do!””

June 2010: Support National Time Out Day

From the Editor Summer’s here! At least, it’s here in the Northern Hemisphere. More hours of daylight than just a few weeks ago and a palpable lifting of spirits as schools let out and vacations set in. Folks at NIFA have been nose-to-the-grindstone and we are excited to announce the result: The RNFA program is … Continue reading “June 2010: Support National Time Out Day”

May 2010: Be Kind to Your Spine in the OR

From the Editor  As you may know, May 6-12, 2010, is National Nurses Week, a time to honor and thank the hardworking nursing professionals worldwide. We at NIFA would be remiss if we didn’t take this opportunity to express our profound appreciation for all you do. Our RNFA tip this month offers a few quick … Continue reading “May 2010: Be Kind to Your Spine in the OR”

April 2010: Sharps Injuries in the OR

From the Editor Spring has sprung and with it (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) longer, warmer days–cue the spring fever! Though it may be harder this time of year, keeping focused and safe in the OR is vital. Especially in view of a newly released study that reports an increase in OR sharps injuries … Continue reading “April 2010: Sharps Injuries in the OR”