Congratulations to our Editor Julie Lancaster! April of 2021 represents our RNFA eNews being published for the 156th month in a row!

RNFA Surgical eNewsletters

January 2021 – Fire Safety in the OR

January 2021 • Volume 15, No. 1 From the Editor Operating room fires are rare, although experts differ in quantifying just how rare they are.* But authorities agree that OR fires tend to happen very fast and can be devastating. Although a fire-safety risk assessment is part of the time-out that most surgical teams practice, … Continue reading “January 2021 – Fire Safety in the OR”

December 2020 – Even in a tough year, the season of light brings hope.

December 2020 • Volume 14, No. 12 From the Editor Although the holidays will be solitary for many this year, the traditions of this season offer light and hope to a weary world. And so does NIFA’s favorite charity. Mission to Heal (M2H) is a nonprofit global medical missions agency that heals underserved people in … Continue reading “December 2020 – Even in a tough year, the season of light brings hope.”

November 2020 – Obesity – Not just a strain on the patient’s health.

November 2020 • Volume 14, No. 11 From the Editor November is National Diabetes Month. As a perioperative nurse, you have undoubtedly encountered some aspects of diabetes mellitus (DM), such as wound care, vision issues or potential amputations in your patient population. Overweight and obesity are key players in the development of type 2 diabetes … Continue reading “November 2020 – Obesity – Not just a strain on the patient’s health.”