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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 2022 Issue


This August issue features a special report on eliminating unintentionally retained surgical items and also includes articles on developing an OR placement program for fourth-year nursing students, guideline recommendations for surgical smoke safety, preventing perioperative sharps injuries, preventing and managing workplace violence, and more!

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. Guidelines in Practice: Surgical Smoke Safety
  2. Safety First: Preventing Perioperative Sharps Injuries
  3. Clinical Issues—August 2022

Featured Content

  1. Retained Surgical Items: Overview of a Persistent Problem in Health Care
  2. An OR Placement Program for Fourth-Year Nursing Students in Ontario
  3. Prevention and Management of Workplace Violence

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September 2022 Issue

The September 2022 issue includes a Periop Briefing special report titled, “On the Frontlines: Responding to Natural Disasters;” a Guideline First Look article on processing flexible endoscopes; and articles on using continuous intraoperative pressure mapping to describe patterns of tissue interface pressure, perioperative management strategies for the COVID-19 pandemic at a facility in China, planning and designing perioperative areas, and more!

Share Your Story or Project in the Journal!

Speaking Up Column: Do you have a successful experience related to speaking up and demonstrating courage in the OR? Share your story with the Journal by submitting this form! The form asks you to briefly describe the situation, actions taken, responses and results, and lessons learned. Although your contact information is required for coordination purposes, all information will be kept anonymous. We will evaluate stories for publication based on the submitted information and interview selected candidates.

Solutions at Work Series: Have you implemented an innovative quality improvement project or a unique solution at your facility? Share your experience with the Journal by submitting this form! If selected, you will be interviewed by a Journal staff member and featured in Periop Briefing, the news section of AORN Journal. Selected contributors will need to provide information related to implementation steps, challenges overcome, obtaining buy-in, results or outcomes, and lessons learned. Articles will include your name, the facility name, and a facility profile.

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The AORN Journal is looking for cover photos! Photos accepted for publication will be entered into our Best Cover Photo Contest for a chance to win up to $500! Please visit the Journal photo contest page to review photo submission rules and to upload your submission today.

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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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