December 2009: AORN 2009 Salary Survey Now Available

From the Editor In the spirit of the holidays we are giving away C-Section, EVH and Laparoscopic classes to enrollees in December. Click on the gift package to read more! From all of us at NIFA, best wishes for a warm, happy and healthy holiday season.  Julie Lancaster, Editor   News: AORN’s 2009 Salary Survey … Continue reading “December 2009: AORN 2009 Salary Survey Now Available”

November 2009: Preventing Wrong Site Surgeries

From the Editor Did you see the news story a couple of days ago about a Providence, R.I. hospital being fined $150,000 and ordered to install video cameras in all its ORs as a result of multiple wrong-site surgery cases? The article explores some of the causes of the errors, such as the surgical team … Continue reading “November 2009: Preventing Wrong Site Surgeries”

October 2009: Graduate Spotlight: A Memorable Case

From the Editor We hope you’ll enjoy this month’s story about Jo Clark’s recent surgical experience. Even though we try to steer clear of direct testimonials in the e-News (we strive for interesting content over marketing), we can’t resist including Jo’s testimonial because it has such a direct bearing on her story. Read on for … Continue reading “October 2009: Graduate Spotlight: A Memorable Case”

September 2009: The New Patient Safety Tool Kits Are Here!

From the Editor  Dear Readers – Are you willing to share your face and a bit about your experience with your fellow readers? Whether you are already working as an RNFA or are currently a student, we are in need of perioperative nurses to profile in this newsletter. And you may benefit from the publicity … Continue reading “September 2009: The New Patient Safety Tool Kits Are Here!”