AORN Journal

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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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May 2022 Issue

This May issue includes articles on the strategy of prewarming to prevent postinduction hypothermia from redistribution, applying cricoid pressure, the use of virtual reality and active communication to help reduce pain and anxiety for patients, electrosurgical safety considerations, guideline recommendations for positioning the patient and preventing pressure injuries, and more!

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. Perioperative Prewarming: Heat Transfer and Physiology
  2. Back to Basics 2.0 Electrosurgical Safety
  3. Clinical Issues—May 2022

Featured Content

  1. Cricoid Pressure: Contradictory Evidence Regarding a Standard Practice
  2. Using a Virtual Reality and Communication Intervention to Reduce Pain and Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Lipoma Excision With Local Anesthesia
  3. Guideline First Look: Guideline for Positioning the Patient

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June 2022 Issue

The June 2022 issue includes special AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2022 conference coverage; a Guideline First Look article on hand hygiene; a Guidelines in Practice article on moderate sedation and analgesia; and articles on preventing retained surgical items, complementary care interventions, strategies to improve perioperative communication, and more!

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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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