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December 2015 Issue

Special Report: A Perspective on the Year in Surgical Site Infection Prevention

This five article special report reviews the important trends, practices and issues related to the prevention of surgical site infections across three key areas: patient behavior and preparation, the OR environment and sterilization & disinfection processing, as well as well as a look ahead to the SSI issues and activities anticipated in 2016. 

Plus, don't miss:


AORN Journal CE Articles:
  • Guideline Implementation: Radiation Safety
  • Addressing Ghost Surgery Practices
  • Cleaning personal eyewear, working with a cast, and other topics 


Featured Content:

  • Results of the 2015 AORN Salary and Compensation Survey
  • Quality and Patient Safety Teams in the Perioperative Setting

AORN Journal, December 2015

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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