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RNFA Posters

Canadian Journal Articles of Interest

  • Arpin, Jocelyne (2005). Nurse First Surgical Assistant (NSFA): A Rewarding Career. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 23(4), 32 - 36
  • Blaskovits, Lisa. (1996). The Rocky Road to RN First Assistant. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 14(4), 12 - 14.
  • Blunt, T., Radey, J. and McKenzie, R. (2001). The Canadian RNFA Odyssey. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 19(3), 26 - 27.
  • Daigle, Suzanne. (1996). Nurse First Assistant: An Evolving Project in Quebec. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 14(3), 16 - 18.
  • Dale, L., Bos, J. and Espin, S. (1996). The Registered Nurse Surgical Assistant. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 14(2), 10 - 1996.
  • Frey, Leslie. (2001). RN first assistants score in the OR. Registered Nurse 13(6), 15 - 18.
  • Giannidis, Roula (2005). RNFAs one innovative solution as hospitals cope with doctor shortage. Hospital News 18(1), 17.
  • Groetzsch, Grace (2004). Show Me The $$$!: Factors To Consider When Looking To Finance A RNFA Position. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 22 (4), 23 - 24, 38.
  • Groetzsch, Grace (2003). Why A RN First Assistant? A Look at the Benefits ... Canadian Operating Room Nurses Journal 21 (2), 21 - 23.
  • Groetzsch, Grace (2002). Have You Met a Registered Nurse First Assistant? ONA Vision 29(2), 17.
  • Groetzsch, Grace (1998). Reflections of a Canadian RNFA: Past, Present and Future. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 16(2), 15 - 19.
  • Groetzsch, Grace. (1998). What's In A Name? A Canadian RNFA's Perspective. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 16(2), 29 - 30.
  • Groetzsch, Grace. (1997). RN First Assisting - 1997 Canadian Update. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 15(2), 13 - 17.
  • Groetzsch, Grace. (1997). Where Is the 'Nursing' In the RNFA/PNS Role? Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 15(2), 18 - 19.
  • Guerra, S. (1996). So You Want To Be an RN - First Assistant! Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 14(4), 22.
  • Harkins, P. and Brazill, P. (2001). Development of an RNFA Program: A Newfoundland and Labrador Adventure. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 19(4), 20 - 24.
  • Ilton, Suzin (2002). The Benefits of Registered Nurse First Assistant Practice. Canadian Nurse 98(6), 22 - 27.
  • ORNAC (2007). ORNAC Beliefs and Professional Standards - Competencies of the Registered Nurse First Assist. Recommended Standards, Guidelines, and Position Statements For Perioperaive Registered Nursing Practice, 8th ed. 63 - 74.
  • Position Paper of the Ordre des infirmieres et infirmiers du Quebec. (1995). Perioperative Nursing Care: The Function of the Nurse as First Assistant. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 13(2), 25 - 28.
  • "Quebec's RNFA's recognized in the Medical Act". (2001). Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 19(2), 20.
  • Railton, Pam (2007). RNFANC Report From The National Conference. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 25(3), 42.
  • Rogers, Sylvia. (2000). Can RNs act as surgical first assistants? Communique, June 2000, 37.
  • Rothrock, Jane. (1995). RN First Assistant: The Perioperative Role of the Future. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 13(2), 6 - 14.
  • "RNAO adds 23rd interest group to the fold". (2001). Registered Nurse 13(5), 19.
  • Smith, S. and Wansbrough, G. (2002) Introducing ... the RN First Assistant Role. OHA Hospital Perspectives 9(2), 5.
  • "Soldiers' Memorial One of Ontario's First Hospitals to Hire Registered Nurse Assistants for Surgery". (2000) Ontario Hospital Association 50(12), 2.
  • Spiece, Cheryl. (2000). The RNFA - Anesthetic Team Collaborative Connection. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 18(3), 19 - 20.
  • Weeks, Marlene. (2002). Determining the Cost-effectiveness of the Registered Nurse First Assistant: The Research Link. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal 20(4), 16 - 21.

Newspaper Articles

  • Bendo, Yvonne (2007). Nurse has new role in surgery: O'Neill takes on added responsibility in operating room. The Chatham Daily News, February 28, 2007.
  • Frketich, Joanna (2002). Special nurse means surgeon can do more. The Hamilton Spectator, May 9.
  • Giannidis, Roula (2005). RNFAs one innovative solution as hospitals cope with doctor shortage. Hospital News 18(1), 17.
  • Krivel, Peter (2006). Specialized nurses reduce wait for surgery. The Toronto Star, May 6, 2006.
  • McKenzie, Robyn, Ilton, Suzin and Radey, Jane (2003). New role benefits the patient, surgeon, and nursing. Hospital News, September 2003, 8.
  • Quebec legalizes the role of nurses as "first assistants" to surgeons (2000). The Toronto Star, December 22, 2000, section A, p. 8.
  • Dobrovnil, Frank (2005). Super nurses to work with SAH Surgeons. The Sault Star, August 19, 2005.
  • Talaga, Tanya and Palmer, Karen (2005). Nurses should assist doctors. The Toronto Star, July 16, 2005.
  • Traber, Chris (2005). York nurses ahead of surgery assist plan. The Era-Banner, July 21, 2005.
  • Trillium Health Centre (2001). Registered nurse first assistant: advanced surgical role for nurses at Trillium. Etobicoke Guardian, May 13, 2001, 6.
  • Trillium Health Centre (2005). Trillium's RNFAs an Innovative Solution to Cope with Doctor Shortage. Connecting 8 (1), January 7, 2005.

RNFA Books

  • RN First Assistant: Guide to Practice 3rd Ed. (2007). A publication of the RNFA Specialty Assembly, AORN. Denver: AORN.
  • Rothrock, Jane, ed. (1999). The RN First Assistant: An Expanded Perioperative Nursing Role, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Sherris, David, and Eugene, Kevin (2004). Essential Surgical Skills, 2nd ed. Saunders: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education & Research.
  • Vaiden, R., ed. (2005). Core Curriculum for the RN First Assistant, 4rd ed. Denver: AORN.

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