Perioperative Puzzle: Pancreas Surgery Crossword
Test your knowledge of pancreas anatomy and surgery with this month’s all-new crossword puzzle.
When you’re ready to check your answers, follow this link to see how well you did. Good luck!
Graduate Spotlight: Grace Johnson
Credentials: FNP, RNFA
Student Status: Graduated 10/2017
City & State: Lubbock, TX
Where did you get your FNP degree, and do you have a specialty?
I earned my degree from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, TX. My specialty is orthopedic spine.
How did you come to choose perioperative nursing and how long have you been in the perioperative setting?
I had been doing office and clinical work and had never been in the perioperative setting before. When I interviewed for my current job, my surgeon’s goal was to bring on someone who would be interested in taking the RNFA training, which I was.
What is the scariest moment you’ve seen at the table?
Until recently I had not had any OR experience. When I started doing my clinical practice in the OR, my physician surprised me with his choice in music. He is always very serious, and yet he likes to play club music in the OR!
What techniques or RNFA tricks did you learn from NIFA that you will use for life?
At first I had a lot of difficulty with one-hand tying. I struggled with it; I practiced and practiced. Now it is practically the only way I tie.
What advice would you give other perioperative nurses who wish to pursue RNFA?
Practice is the key.
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