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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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December 2018 Issue

Special Focus: Infection Prevention

This December issue features the results of the 2018 AORN Salary and Compensation Survey and also includes articles on performing leak testing to detect fluid invasion in an endoscope, implementing the AORN “Guideline for safe patient handling and movement,” using remote video auditing to verify OR cleaning, applying the principles of high reliability to prevent surgical site infections, and more.

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CE Articles

  1. The Importance of Leak Testing Flexible Endoscopes
  2. Guideline Implementation: Safe Patient Handling and Movement
  3. Clinical Issues—December 2018

Featured Content

  1. Remote Video Auditing to Verify OR Cleaning: A Quality Improvement Project
  2. Decreasing Surgical Site Infections by Developing a High Reliability Culture
  3. Improving Efficiency and Standardization in a Robotics Program: A Quality Improvement Project

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AORN Journal Cover - December 2018

The January 2019 Issue Preview

The January 2019 issue features special pre-conference coverage of the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2019, including speaker interviews, exhibitor listings, and Candidate biographies and election statements. In addition, the issue contains articles on perioperative strategies for SSI prevention, perioperative hyperglycemia, preparing for mass casualty incidents, 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. Submit your stories of courage, and the positive results achieved, in speaking up in the OR for patient and staff safety.

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.

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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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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