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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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April 2021 Issue

Special Focus Issue: Staff Safety

This April issue features articles on establishing a just culture in the perioperative environment, ergonomic challenges for perioperative personnel, the effects of flow disruptions on RN circulators, preoperative and intraoperative patient care requirements for patients undergoing laparoscopic-assisted fetoscopic placental laser photocoagulation procedures, enhancing perioperative hand-over communication, and more!

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. Perioperative Care of Patients Diagnosed With Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Undergoing Laparoscopic-Assisted Fetoscopic Placental Laser Photocoagulation
  2. Safety First: Using the Performance Improvement Process to Enhance Perioperative Hand-Over Communication
  3. Clinical Issues—April 2021

Featured Content

  1. Just Culture: The Foundation of Staff Safety in the Perioperative Environment
  2. Ergonomic Challenges in the Perioperative Setting
  3. The Effects of Flow Disruptions on RN Circulators

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May 2021 Issue

The May 2021 issue features a Back to Basics 2.0 article on specimen management; a Guideline First Look article on the AORN “Guideline for complementary care;” a Guidelines in Practice article on environmental cleaning; and articles on strategies to implement a competency assessment verification program, factors that predict the perioperative culture of safety, 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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