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Definition: Mississippi Board of Nursing, Frequently Asked Questions The appropriately prepared registered nurse may function in the role of RNFA according to the position statement adopted by the AORN.

Scope: Mississippi Board of Nursing, Frequently Asked Questions The appropriately prepared registered nurse may function in the role of RNFA according to the position statement adopted by the AORN. The Board has determined two tasks, suturing and procurement of the saphenous vein, belong solely to the RNFA. As additional education and education are required to obtain the necessary technical skills and knowledge to function as the assistant to the surgeon during an operation, advanced surgical assisting skills are outside the scope of practice the registered nurse.

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