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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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October 2020 Issue

This October issue features articles on strategies for reducing the transmission of health care–associated infections, using radiofrequency technology to help decrease the number of retained sponges and reduce hospital costs, perioperative nursing considerations for robot-assisted total pancreatectomy with autologous islet cell transplantation, developing a perioperative nursing elective course for baccalaureate nursing students, and more!

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. Environmental Surface Hygiene in the OR: Strategies for Reducing the Transmission of Health Care–Associated Infections
  2. Robot-Assisted Total Pancreatectomy With Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation: Perioperative Nursing Considerations
  3. Safety First: Maintaining Perioperative Safety in Uncertain Times: COVID -19 Pandemic Response Strategies
  4. Clinical Issues — October 2020

Featured Content

  1. Using Radiofrequency Technology to Prevent Retained Sponges and Improve Patient Outcomes
  2. Using an Academic-Practice Partnership to Implement a Perioperative Nursing Elective in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program

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November 2020 issue

The November 2020 issue features the special Quality Improvement Showcase: Lessons for Change, plus articles on engaging perioperative learners using online game-based education, intraoperative team members’ decision making regarding surgical attire guideline adherence, guideline recommendations for sharps safety, implementing transmission-based precautions, the updated guideline for specimen management, 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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