October 2008: Fires in the OR?

From the Editor Between the election and the economy, there’s a lot vying for everyone’s attention right now. So we’re keeping it short! Nevertheless, we thought you would be interested in reading some recent findings about fires in the operating room – fires that are almost 100% preventable. And this month’s spotlight is on a … Continue reading “October 2008: Fires in the OR?”

September 2008: RNFA Training Helpful to NPs?

From the Editor Finding your way in the healthcare thicket of possible certifications and career directions can be challenging. In this issue, a NIFA graduate shares some thoughts on taking RNFA training as an NP. If you have ideas and experiences to share about your own career path in health care, please email them to … Continue reading “September 2008: RNFA Training Helpful to NPs?”

August 2008: CRNFA Eligibility Requirement Changes

From the Editor We’re hearing the word “change” a lot during this election year . . . and some changes are certainly afoot in the perioperative community. Check out what’s different regarding CRNFA certification as of August 1, 2008, below. Julie Lancaster, Editor CRNFA Eligibility Requirement Changes Whether you have completed the RNFA program and … Continue reading “August 2008: CRNFA Eligibility Requirement Changes”

July 2008: Summer Fun

From the Editor It’s summer – kick back! Print out this issue, pour yourself a nice, decaffeinated iced tea (OK, or something stiffer), settle into a cool spot, and learn while you relax with the surgical crossword puzzle below, created by NIFA staff. (Answers are online.) If your idea of relaxing means not even wielding … Continue reading “July 2008: Summer Fun”