The RNFA is a perioperative RN who works in collaboration with the surgeon and health care team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes. The RNFA must have acquired the necessary knowledge, judgment, and skills specific to the expanded role of RNFA clinical practice. Intraoperatively, the RNFA practices at the direction of the surgeon and does not concurrently function as a scrub nurse.
Successful completion of an RNFA program that meets the "AORN standards for RN first assistant education programs" and is accepted by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI).
At least 2 years of OR experience required including both scrubbing and circulating.
Current Louisiana RN license required.
BLS Certification required.
ACLS Certification required.
CNOR required, CRNFA or currently working on eligibility for certification.
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