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Rhonda Davis, RN, BSN, CNOR, CRNFA

Association of Operating Room Nurses, Registered Nurse First Assistants Specialty.

Rhonda Davis, CRNFA started her career in medicine as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy Reserves.  After serving four years as enlisted, Rhonda received her commission as an Ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps.  She served a total of nine years, and was promoted to Lieutenant, before receiving her Honorable Discharge in 1995.

 

Rhonda  graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing in 1989, and completed the First Assistant Program through the National Institute of First Assisting, in 1998.  She has been performing EVH since August 2004, and was the first Registered Nurse First Assistant at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the second in Volusia County to perform the procedure.  She has taught other First Assistants in Florida and in Texas to perform EVH since that time.  Rhonda has not only used this skill for Cardiac surgery cases, but also for Peripheral Vascular cases as well.  She was trained on and continues to use the MAQUET EVH system, currently using the VASOVIEW HEMOPRO 2 system.

 

As a twenty-four year veteran of the Operating Room and a fifteen year veteran of First Assisting, Rhonda has continued to promote the advancement of Nursing in the Operating Room through diligence of education and training, and the exhibition of professionalism that is the hallmark of the Operating Room Nurse First Assistant.  

 

Mrs. Davis has also been instrumental in the advancement of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database in Cardiac Surgery cases.  For several years, Rhonda collected information on, and followed thousands of patients through, their cardiac surgery experience and compiled the information for the STS database.

 

Instrumental in the advancement of pain control following Cardiac Surgery, Rhonda compiled information that lead to a research paper, (spear-headed by employer, Reza S. Khalafi, MD and written by On-Q’s Alan Dine), that showed increased pain control, reduced narcotic use and reduced length-of-stay following Open Heart Surgery. 

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