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August 2009: Tips for Reading CT Images

RNFA = Job Security? Ready for some uplifting news? Last month we polled our RNFA graduates and asked how they’ve been weathering the recession – specifically, if having their RNFA has helped them with job security during these hard economic times. While some had experienced downsizing, 70% of the responses were extremely positive.  Here are … Continue reading “August 2009: Tips for Reading CT Images”

July 2009: Nurse Practitioners in the Perioperative Arena

From the Editor Have you noticed that many Nurse Practitioners are entering the perioperative arena as formal RNFAs lately? Many, such as Jim below, are current perioperative nurses who are getting their advanced practice titles to make themselves more flexible and marketable, while others, such as Mary Katherine, are new to the OR. In either … Continue reading “July 2009: Nurse Practitioners in the Perioperative Arena”

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”