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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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March 2020 Issue

This March issue features a special technology report on 3D-printed models, virtual reality, and black box technology in the OR! It also features articles on the unique challenges and risks associated with hazardous drug use in the perioperative environment, intervention methods for preventing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia during total knee or total hip arthroplasty, the environmental effects of using reusable gowns compared with disposable gowns, and more!

CE Articles: FREE to AORN members

  1. A Protocol for the Safe Use of Hazardous Drugs in the OR
  2. Back to Basics 2.0: Surgical Attire
  3. Clinical Issues—March 2020

Featured Content

  1. Preventing Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia During Total Knee or Total Hip Arthroplasty
  2. An Environmental Analysis of Reusable and Disposable Surgical Gowns
  3. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Improve Perioperative Practice
  4. Factors Affecting the Thermal Comfort of Perioperative Personnel in the OR

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The April 2020 issue

The April 2020 issue features articles on using simulation-based education to improve team communication during a massive transfusion protocol in the OR, effectiveness of a group game intervention in reducing preoperative anxiety levels of children and parents, implementing daily management systems to support sustained quality improvement in ambulatory surgery centers, and guidance for implementing surgical attire recommendations.

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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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