DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Surgery. Gabriel Del Corral, MD, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with the MedStar Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery team at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, performs a DIEP flap breast reconstruction and a breast augmentation on a breast cancer survivor. Watch video . . .
Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift. A live plastic surgery from the Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery, in the Washington DC metroplex, Ashburn, VA. Michael J. Brown, MD, performs a breast augmentation with silicone gel implants and breast lift. Watch video . . .
Breast Reconstruction with Fat Grafting. Dr. Joel Aronowitz is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Los Angeles and medical director of the Tower Wound Care Centers. In this video his patient, Jennifer, shares her breast cancer story. She was diagnosed with DCIS and opted for a skin and nipple sparing mastectomy, followed by an all natural fat grafting breast reconstruction (instead of the more popular flap or implant reconstruction). Watch video . . .
Student Spotlight: Niki Perkins
RN, BSN, CNOR
Recent graduate of NIFA’s RNFA program
City & State
Where did you get your RN degree?
SUNY (State University of New York), Canton, NY
How did you come to choose perioperative nursing?
I spent some time in the hospital as a child after breaking multiple bones, and I met some really great nurses that gave me the best care and inspired me to become like them.
What is the scariest moment you’ve ever seen at the table?
When I was training a new nurse and we were positioning a patient prone on the Wilson frame, the CRNA and MD were both not helping and the patient almost fell off the bed. Luckily, the scrub tech broke scrub to help grab the patient. Finally, the MD and CRNA started to participate.
What is one technique or RNFA trick you’ve learned from NIFA that you will use for life?
I was struggling to start a one-handed tie, and learning to create a near and far has greatly impacted my ability to successfully start the one-handed tie.
How do you feel having your RNFA will impact your life/career?
It will increase job opportunities for me as I plan to become an NP in the periop setting.
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