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June 2009: Burn Patient Comes Full Circle as RN

From the Editor Penny Poole, RN, CNOR, this month’s Student in the Spotlight, was severely burned as an infant and spent most of a year in the hospital under the care of a plastic surgeon, receiving multiple skin grafts. Her family later told her she used to scream and try to climb out of her … Continue reading “June 2009: Burn Patient Comes Full Circle as RN”

May 2009: Shades of Gray: Interpretations of Perioperative Imaging: Part I

From the Editor       This month our Graduate in the Spotlight, Michael Sheehan, MSN, RNFA, NPc, of Stanford Hospital and Clinics, is also the author of our featured article about reading X-rays – the first in a series about diagnostic image interpretation that Michael is writing exclusively for our readers. Even though most … Continue reading “May 2009: Shades of Gray: Interpretations of Perioperative Imaging: Part I”

April 2009: 8 Tips for Establishing Your RNFA Practice

From the Editor NIFA Graduate Donna Howerton has built a successful practice as an independent CRNFA for the past 10 years. She is our featured “Spotlight” profile below and has kindly distilled her experience into 8 Tips for Establishing Your RN First Assistant Practice. Thanks, Donna! And read on – there’s good news this month … Continue reading “April 2009: 8 Tips for Establishing Your RNFA Practice”

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”