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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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August 2020 Issue

This August issue features articles on best practices for patient optimization before, during, and after elective spine surgery; using an unfolding case study to develop and improve learners' critical thinking and problem-solving skills to deliver safe patient care; cleaning procedures for contaminated ophthalmic surgical instruments; the development of a successful perioperative nurse residency program; and more!

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. Safety First: Developing a Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle for Patients Undergoing Elective Spine Surgery
  2. Clinical Issues — August 2020

Featured Content

  1. “Perioperative Unfolding Case Study”—A Lesson in Quality and Safety
  2. Efficacy of Cleaning Methods for Ophthalmic Microscopic Instruments: A Comparison Study
  3. Developing a Perioperative Nurse Residency Program to Address Planned Nurse Retirements
  4. Patients' Perceptions After Robot-Assisted Surgery: An Integrative Review

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The September 2020 issue

The September 2020 issue features a special perioperative leadership strategies report on COVID-19, a Guidelines in Practice article on sterilization packaging systems, a Guideline First Look article on care and cleaning of surgical instruments, a Back to Basics 2.0 article on malignant hyperthermia, 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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