Anyone got any ideas about how to help me convince my board of nursing to allow RNFA's (registered nurse first assistants) to assist the surgeons who employ them to assist outside the OR? Would like to be able to remove chest tubes, reapproximate minor dehisence, remove swan lines, arterial lines, fem stops, readjust chest tubes, remove balloon pumps, remove drainage tubes etc. .
Feb 24, '03
You mean that you aren't allowed to remove an art line or a Swan in NV? I have licenses in both OH and PA and RN's are allowed to do both.