Open for Public Comments: Guideline for Minimally Invasive Surgery, August 30–September 29, 2016.

Registered Nurse First Assistant

The registered nurse first assistant (RNFA) is a perioperative registered nurse who functions in an expanded role, working in collaboration with the surgeon and health care team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Intraoperatively, the RNFA practices at the direction of the surgeon and does not concurrently function as a scrub nurse.