RNFA in ER?

  1. Hey, does anyone know anything about getting trained as an RN First Assist? It seems centered around the OR but just wondering if you would be able to do suturing and other stuff in the ER if you have a FA? Any info or thoughts greatly appreciated!
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  3. by   PeakRN
    I would guess that this is state to state. A licensed provider needs to explore the wound so that they can document that there was no foreign body, I'm not sure if this is something a first assist can do. Otherwise suturing is a RN skill in my state if you have been trained and it is ordered or part of a protocol (for example to secure A lines). I doubt that from a cost perspective it would beat out having a FNP or PA.
  4. by   josmjrn
    thank you!

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