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NIFA SutureStar Workshop Electives

Brought to you by Skills On Point

In Conjunction with the NIFA SutureStar 5-Day Workshop

The National Institute of First Assisting, Inc (NIFA), the largest trainer of RNFA and APRN First Assistants in the United States hosts a 5 day workshop approximately 10 times a year throughout the US for RN and APRNs seeking to become certified in OR first assisting.

Skills On Point works as a strategic partner to help offer students the convenience of advanced procedural training needed by many new APRNs and APRN students who are new to the acute care/perioperative environment in need of privileging and formalized initial education/continuing education at a heavily discounted rate. 

Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA

NIFA APRN/PA RNFA Program Director - College Division and Workshop Instructor

Founder and CEO of Skills On Point, LLC

Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access

An introduction to ultrasound, central and arterial lines

During this optional class, indications for ultrasound-guided central venous line insertion and arterial line insertion are reviewed. Anatomy relative to procedural technique and blind technique landmarks will be discussed. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative assessments will be reviewed. This workshop includes a hands-on experience to learn techniques using Butterfly iQ ultrasound machines, central lines, and arterial lines commonly used in practice.

Course included 3 hours of ANCC-Approved continuing education credit.

Students at a NIFA SutureStar Summit workshop learning how to use ultrasound visualization for right internal jugular CVC placement using cutting-edge Butterfly iQ ultrasound technology.

Airway Management

Whether simple or advanced, airway is everything.

During this optional class, indications for intubation, video-assisted laryngoscopy, and percutaneous tracheostomy using intubation scopes are reviewed. Anatomy relative to procedural and incisional technique and blind technique landmarks will be discussed. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative assessments will be reviewed. This workshop includes a hands-on experience to learn safe techniques on advanced airway simulators.

Course included 3 hours of ANCC-Approved continuing education credit.

Students at a NIFA SutureStar Summit workshop working from an easy intubation, video assisted intubation, up to emergency airway and fiberoptic intubation camera and tracheostomy.

Chest Tube Insertion

Learn placement and securement of chest tubes

During this optional class, indications for chest tube thoracostomy are reviewed. Anatomy relative to procedural technique and blind technique landmarks will be discussed. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative assessments will be reviewed. This workshop includes a hands-on experience to learn safe thoracostomy techniques on state-of-the-art manikins.

Course included 3 hours of ANCC-Approved continuing education credit.

Students at a NIFA SutureStar Summit workshop learning how to perform a chest tube thoracostomy with trocar and blunt techniques with state-of-the-art simulators.

 

Upcoming Course Dates and Locations

Pricing= $149 for 1,   $279 for 2,   $399 for all 3

Not all course dates and locations for the NIFA 5-Day SutureStar workshop include this elective during 2020. Moving forward, they will be available at every Monday-Friday workshop on the Saturday following the 5-day workshop. Students from NIFA and any interested participants from the public may attend.

MAY 16, 2020 - COLUMBUS, OHIO

Cambria Hotel Columbus-Polaris

9100 Lyra Drive Columbus, OH 43240

614-841-9100

JULY 25, 2020 - DENVER, COLORADO

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Cherry Creek

600 South Colorado Blvd Denver, CO 80246

877-782-9444

AUGUST 22, 2020 - AUSTIN, TEXAS

The Renaissance Austin Hotel

9721 Arboretum Boulevard Austin, TX 78759

800-468-3571

OCTOBER 10, 2020 - TAMPA, FLORIDA

The Westin Tampa Bay

7627 West Courtney Campbell Causeway Tampa, FL 33607

888-627-8647

NOVEMBER 21, 2020 - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Sunset Station Hotel and Casino

1301 West Sunset Road Henderson, NV 89014

888-786-7389

DECEMBER 12, 2020 - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Sunset Station Hotel and Casino

1301 West Sunset Road Henderson, NV 89014

888-786-7389

Enrollment is First-Come First-Served
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