December 2020 – Even in a tough year, the season of light brings hope.

December 2020 • Volume 14, No. 12 From the Editor Although the holidays will be solitary for many this year, the traditions of this season offer light and hope to a weary world. And so does NIFA’s favorite charity. Mission to Heal (M2H) is a nonprofit global medical missions agency that heals underserved people in … Continue reading “December 2020 – Even in a tough year, the season of light brings hope.”

November 2020 – Obesity – Not just a strain on the patient’s health.

November 2020 • Volume 14, No. 11 From the Editor November is National Diabetes Month. As a perioperative nurse, you have undoubtedly encountered some aspects of diabetes mellitus (DM), such as wound care, vision issues or potential amputations in your patient population. Overweight and obesity are key players in the development of type 2 diabetes … Continue reading “November 2020 – Obesity – Not just a strain on the patient’s health.”

September 2020 – It’s one of the most common surgeries today.

SEPTEMBER 2020 • Volume 14, No. 9 From the Editor Autumn greetings! This month we take for our surgical topic the gallbladder and gallbladder surgery. Cholecystectomy, or surgical removal of the gallbladder, is one of the procedures NIFA teaches in our hands-on SutureStar Workshops and one of the most common OR procedures in the US … Continue reading “September 2020 – It’s one of the most common surgeries today.”