i was researching info about rnfa's when i ran across a statement about having non-rn's circulating in the or and a kind poster on the or topic board directed me to this article, and was wondering what non or rn's thought about it.
i found some interesting information in this article. at the bottom of the article is a listing of states; along with if they require an rn to be in the or. i don't know if there are actually places that do not have rn's in the or during surgery, but 7 states have
no staffing requirement at all. only 22 states require rn's to be in the or, and the other states only require an rn to be "available" this is from may 2001, so some of it may have changed.
thanks for your time.