December 2013: Giving Issue, Medical Missions

December 2013: Giving Issue, Medical Missions

From the Editor Welcome to our annual Giving issue. We celebrate the charitable work many of you do in the form of medical missions! NIFA’s own primary charitable contribution every year is the medical mission work of NIFA faculty member and George Washington...
November 2013: Newly Discovered Body Parts?

November 2013: Newly Discovered Body Parts?

From the Editor On November 5, 1995, NIFA opened its doors and started offering RNFA training for perioperative nurses and APRNs–a new take on training that was so much more than classroom or on-the-job training. Happy 18th Birthday, NIFA! This month our...
October 2013: Halloween Edition

October 2013: Halloween Edition

From the Editor This month we’re relaxing our focus on surgical topics and considering something even stranger . . . even more unsettling . . . even spookier: Halloween! And this month’s Student in the Spotlight is Rachel Dudley, RN, of Colon, Michigan....
September 2013: Thyroidectomy Resources

September 2013: Thyroidectomy Resources

From the Editor For September, our surgical topic is thyroidectomy, surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. Scroll down for a video about the procedure. Thyroidectomy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including thyroid cancer, and September is...
August 2013: Hospital Rankings and Cardiac Surgery

August 2013: Hospital Rankings and Cardiac Surgery

From the Editor How does your hospital stack up? Consumer Reports has released its latest Surgery Ratings . . . see below. Our surgical topic this month is cardiac surgery. You’ll find videos, apps and a crossword puzzle to help you learn about this topic. And...
July 2013: RNFA Appendectomy Resources

July 2013: RNFA Appendectomy Resources

From the Editor Our surgical topic this month is appendectomy, the surgical removal of the appendix. You’ll find videos and apps to help you learn about this topic . . . and a few jokes for relaxation. Read on to learn how you can actually help NIFA send more...