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March 2009: How One Busy RNFA Stays Organized

From the Editor How One Busy RNFA Stays Organized   The other day I was talking with Nicola Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP, about some articles she’s going to develop for the NIFA Surgical e-News about her specialty, spine surgery. You’ll be hearing more about Nicola in a future issue, but here’s a brief overview: She … Continue reading “March 2009: How One Busy RNFA Stays Organized”

February 2009: Has Your OR Implemented a Surgical Safety Checklist?

Has Your OR Implemented a Surgical Safety Checklist? If you, like many RNFAs, have been trying to get your colleagues to use a Surgical Safety Checklist, there’s now more evidence than ever before to back you up. And no time like the present to make it happen. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has called for … Continue reading “February 2009: Has Your OR Implemented a Surgical Safety Checklist?”

January 2009: Cherry-picking Your Next Job

From the Editor The new year is a good time to take a look around you, appreciate the things that are working well, and see if there are some changes you’d like to make. In that spirit, here are tips for approaching a job shift . . . plus medical news and NIFA news. Happy … Continue reading “January 2009: Cherry-picking Your Next Job”

December 2008: Will 2009 Be a Good Year for You?

From the Editor Did you see this morning’s segment on CNN stating that, despite the poor economy, the health care industry is growing?  In the first 11 months of 2008 alone, 348,000 new health care jobs have been created. One reason is the aging baby boomer population. That means more: workers, facilities, and naturally . … Continue reading “December 2008: Will 2009 Be a Good Year for You?”