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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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July 2018 Issue

Special Focus Issue: Orthopedics

This July issue features a special focus on orthopedics and includes articles on communication as a key to safety, advances in orthopedic surgery, protecting yourself from surgical smoke, establishing a successful outpatient joint arthroplasty program, parental perception of perioperative experience for children with Autism, a multidisciplinary approach to pelvic fractures, positioning patients undergoing orthopedic procedures, when bullying affects patient safety, and more.

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CE Articles

  1. Back to Basics: Protect Yourself from Surgical Smoke
  2. Pelvic Fractures: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  3. Clinical Issues—July 2018

Featured Content

  1. Establishing a Successful Outpatient Joint Arthroplasty Program
  2. Positioning Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Procedures
  3. Parental Perception of Perioperative Experience for Children with Autism

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AORN Journal - July 2018 Issue

The August 2018 Issue Preview

The August 2018 issue features a special focus on neurology and includes articles on Patient Care During Minimally Invasive Lateral Spine Surgery, Care of the Patient Undergoing a Neurosurgical Procedure in an Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Suite, Perioperative Care During Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery, Perioperative Care of the Patient With Acoustic Neuroma, and more.

Two New AORN Journal Columns in 2018!

The February issue features the first “Leadership Insights” column. This bi-monthly column addresses the most current and pressing leadership issues in a practical manner. Targeted to managers and leaders, the column will report on innovative practices and initiatives at hospitals across the country and lessons learned from these initiatives. Each column will contain helpful insights, how-to strategies, and key takeaways for application to practice.

The March issue will feature the first “Speaking Up: Voices from the OR” column. This bi-monthly column focuses on speaking up and demonstrating courage in the OR. The column is designed to showcase different voices and perspectives of perioperative nurses who have shown courage in a variety of ways. Each column will not include any identifiable data to keep the individuals and facilities anonymous. The column is meant to inspire perioperative nurses to speak up, especially in difficult circumstances.

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.

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2018 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 2017 were eligible. Winning articles were chosen based on points awarded by Journal editors and Editorial Board members. Congratulations to our winners!

The 2018 AORN Journal Writers Contest winners are:

  • “Postoperative Distress of Orthopedic Ambulatory Surgery Patients” by Jan Odom-Forren, PhD, RN, CPAN, FAAN; Deborah B. Reed, PhD, MSPH, RN, FAAOHN, FAAN; and Carrell Rush, MPH (May)
  • “Viscoelastic Studies: Effective Tools for Trauma and Surgical Resuscitation Efforts” by Dagoberto Salinas, MSN, ACCNS-AG, CNOR, LCDR, NC, USN (April)
  • “Epilepsy: Clinical Review and Surgical Options” by Beth Karasin, MSN, APN, AGACNP-BC, RNFA, CNOR and Mark Karasin, DNP, APN, AGACNP-BC, CNOR (November)

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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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