AORN Journal

Expand Your Knowledge - Strengthen Your Patient Care

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.

Introducing Journal Essentials

On-the-go just got easier with Journal Essentials - our new digital supplement to the AORN Journal. Providing a snapshot view of each month’s Journal articles, this great new resource delivers one page summaries of articles considered essential reading for perioperative practice!

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AORN Journal Receives Its First Impact Factor

The AORN Journal has been included in Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 Journal Citation Reports® and has received its first-ever Journal Impact Factor. The Impact Factor is based on impact and influence metrics, along with citation data from the Web of Science, and measures a journal’s influence in the scientific community. This is an incredibly exciting achievement that raises the Journal’s standing in scholarly literature.

Have You Heard the Journal Lately?

You like to read the AORN Journal, but now you can listen to it, too. The Journal now features special monthly podcasts – full-length and summary - so you can take the Journal with you wherever you go!

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August 2017 Issue

Special Focus Issue: Nursing Education

This August issue features articles on professional development opportunities to help individual nurses maintain or enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes; making the transition from perioperative staff nurse to perioperative educator; the effectiveness of nurse residency programs on retention; guideline implementation recommendations for hybrid OR configuration, hybrid OR staffing, and mitigating risks associated with intraoperative MRI; and more!

CE Articles

  1. Professional Development Strategies to Enhance Nurses' Knowledge and Maintain Safe Practice
  2. Guideline Implementation: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Part 2—Hybrid ORs
  3. Clinical Issues—August 2017

Featured Content

  1. Transitioning from Perioperative Staff Nurse to Perioperative Educator
  2. The Effectiveness of Nurse Residency Programs on Retention: A Systematic Review
  3. Introducing Perioperative Nursing as a Foundation for Clinical Practice Association

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AORN Journal

The September 2017 Issue Preview

The September 2017 issue features a Back to Basics article on pneumatic tourniquet use; a guideline implementation article on positioning the patient; and articles on the effect of offloading heels on sacral pressure, professional and regulatory infection control guidelines, and the hands-free technique in the OR.

AORN Journal Writers Contest Award Winners

The AORN Journal Writers Contest Awards recognize authors of the highest-quality AORN Journal articles. All articles published in the Journal in 2016 were eligible. Winning articles were chosen based on points awarded by Journal editors and Editorial Board members. Congratulations to our winners!

The 2017 AORN Journal Writers Contest winners are:

  • “Pressure Ulcers: Factors Contributing to Their Development in the OR” by Dawn Engels, MSN, RN, CNS, CWOCN, CWCN-AP; Melody Austin, BSN, RN, CWOCN; Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP; Jennifer Fencl, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, CNOR; Sat Gupta, PhD; and Haseeb Kazi, MD (March)
  • “Big Data and Perioperative Nursing” by Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI; and Jessica J. Peterson, PhD-C, RN, CRNA (October)
  • “Preoperative Screening for Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children: A Systematic Literature Review” by Erin E. Bauer, DNP, CRNA; Rebecca Lee, DNP, CRNA; and Yasmine N. Campbell, DNP, CRNA (December)

AORN Journal CE Articles

Stay Current, Meet Requirements, Earn CEs

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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