AORN Journal

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Stay up-to-date with the latest in evidence-based, clinical best practices through the award-winning, peer-reviewed AORN Journal. Available in timely, easy-to-read print, electronic, and mobile formats.

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January 2019 Issue

Special Focus: AORN Pre-Conference

This January issue features articles on evidence-based best practices to prevent surgical site infections; the pathophysiology of stress hyperglycemia, the population it affects, and strategies for optimal treatment; incorporating a perioperative nursing elective into nursing school curricula to address the shortage of perioperative nurses; strategies for executing a successful response to mass casualty incidents; and more.

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CE Articles

  1. Perioperative Strategies for Surgical Site Infection Prevention
  2. Back to Basics: Mass Casualty Incidents
  3. Clinical Issues - January 2019

Featured Content

  1. The Effect of a Perioperative Nursing Elective on Nursing Career Paths
  2. Perioperative Hyperglycemia: A Literature Review
  3. Daily Organizational Safety Huddles: An Important Pause for Situational Awareness

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AORN Journal - January 2019 Issue

The February 2019 Issue Preview

The February 2019 issue features articles on understanding and optimizing tourniquet use during extremity surgery, key concepts for perioperative nurses related to bone cement implantation syndrome, the effect of barcode technology use on pathology specimen labeling errors, and more.

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AORN Journal CE Articles

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Searching for quality education? Preparing for recertification? AORN Journal  Continuing Education (CE) articles feature a variety of perioperative topics, from sterilization and guideline implementation to prevention of sentinel events and infection prevention, as well as online evaluations with immediate test results!

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