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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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November 2017 Issue

Special Focus Issue: Nursing Certification

This special November issue features articles on local anesthetic systemic toxicity, the role of APRNs in translating research and evidence into clinical practice, optimizing nursing care for patients with epilepsy, decreasing the risk of harmful exposure to cleaning and disinfecting products, and providing safe and appropriate care for pediatric patients. In addition, the Clinical Issues column examines HVAC systems in the OR, air changes and positive pressure, product selection, and more.

CE Articles: FREE to AORN members!

CE Articles

  1. Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity
  2. Translating Evidence Into Practice: How APRNs Can Help Guide Best Practices
  3. Epilepsy: Clinical Review and Surgical Options
  4. Back to Basics: Environmental Cleaning Hazards
  5. Enhancing Pediatric Perioperative Patient Safety
  6. Clinical Issues—November 2017

Featured Content

  1. Temporary Perioperative Tobacco Cessation: A Literature Review

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AORN Journal November 2017 Issue

The December 2017 Issue Preview

The December 2017 issue features a special highlight on infection prevention and includes the results of the 2017 AORN Salary and Compensation Survey. Feature article topics include implementing a surgical smoke evacuation program; minimizing sources of airborne, aerosolized, and contact contaminants in the OR environment; using and cleaning x-ray aprons and thyroid shields; and more!

AORN Journal Receives Its First Impact Factor

The AORN Journal has been included in Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 Journal Citation Reports® and has received its first-ever Journal Impact Factor. The Impact Factor is based on impact and influence metrics, along with citation data from the Web of Science, and measures a journal’s influence in the scientific community. This is an incredibly exciting achievement that raises the Journal’s standing in scholarly literature.

Introducing Journal Essentials

On-the-go just got easier with Journal Essentials - our new digital supplement to the AORN Journal. Providing a snapshot view of each month’s Journal articles, this great new resource delivers one page summaries of articles considered essential reading for perioperative practice!

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Have You Heard the Journal Lately?

You like to read the AORN Journal, but now you can listen to it, too. The Journal now features special monthly podcasts – full-length and summary - so you can take the Journal with you wherever you go!

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AORN Journal Writers Contest Award Winners

The AORN Journal Writers Contest Awards recognize authors of the highest-quality AORN Journal articles. All articles published in the Journal in 2016 were eligible. Winning articles were chosen based on points awarded by Journal editors and Editorial Board members. Congratulations to our winners!

The 2017 AORN Journal Writers Contest winners are:

  • “Pressure Ulcers: Factors Contributing to Their Development in the OR” by Dawn Engels, MSN, RN, CNS, CWOCN, CWCN-AP; Melody Austin, BSN, RN, CWOCN; Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP; Jennifer Fencl, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, CNOR; Sat Gupta, PhD; and Haseeb Kazi, MD (March)
  • “Big Data and Perioperative Nursing” by Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI; and Jessica J. Peterson, PhD-C, RN, CRNA (October)
  • “Preoperative Screening for Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children: A Systematic Literature Review” by Erin E. Bauer, DNP, CRNA; Rebecca Lee, DNP, CRNA; and Yasmine N. Campbell, DNP, CRNA (December)

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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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