Successful completion of a RNFA education program that meets the education standard of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) for a registered nurse first assistant
* Supported reimbursement for Registered Nurse First Assistants
Amelia Howard Hill, a Registered Nurse First Assistant
from Nelson, has written about acute compartment syndrome.
The RNFSA originated from the United States and was formally recognised by the Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses in 1982, in the UK in 1989 and both Canada and Australia in 1998 (Abood, 2005; Brennan, 2001; Registered Nurse First Assistant
Network of Canada, 2003).
In 2001, Congress directed GAO to report on the potential impact on the Medicare program of allowing physician fee schedule payments to Certified Registered Nurse First Assistants
for assistant-at-surgery services.
Specialist groups including Registered Nurse First Assistants
(RNFA) and Educators held meeting and education sessions that were relevant to their practice.
SB1768 / HB1656 Authorizes certification of registered nurse first assistants
.--Authorizes the certification of registered nurse first assistants