From the Editor
This issue brings you resources about shoulder pain and related treatments.
Our Student Spotlight features Jennifer Riportella, who has now worked four medical missions specializing in pediatric surgery.You’ll also find job listings, a billing and reimbursement tip, and other resources below. Enjoy!
Julie Lancaster, Editor
One of our own, Nancy Foust, Director of Student Support, will be having a Mumford Procedure this week. It is not only important for Nancy to regain her full range of motion to be able to address our student’s needs, but also to continue to pursue her passion of showing her Saddlebred horse, Trinket. Please send well-wishes her way.We are providing some educational information below. Please click on the links below for YouTube videos on shoulder pain and a couple of common procedures to relieve the pain.
Student Spotlight: Jennifer Riportella
While attending a SutureStar summit in Denver last summer as part of their RNFA program, Jenni Riportella and Erin Brenner (featured in our Aug. 2011 issue) became instant friends.
“After introducing ourselves to the class we discovered that we both have a passion for pediatric surgery and missions,” Jenni says. “We shared stories and one thing led to another and just a few months later we served on my first cardiac mission together.”
Jenni has served two pediatric cardiac mission trips to Ecuador with ICHF (International Children’s Heart Foundation). She has also worked in El Salvador, on pediatric cleft palate and plastic reconstruction cases, with Austin Smiles.
Click to read more about Jenni and see photos.
Stryker Flipchart is a patient education iPad app designed to help orthopedic specialists explain a hip, knee or shoulder replacement procedure to patients who are either scheduled for surgery or contemplating total joint replacement.
Do you have questions about implementing an RNFA team or becoming an RNFA?
Try the following links. If you do not find the answers you need, please call us at 1-800-922-7747. We would be happy to discuss any questions you may have and discuss the benefits of having an RNFA team–you will please staff, surgeons and administrators!
Prerequisites for becoming an RNFA
Question: What procedures do insurance companies reimburse?