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 2019 Issue

Special Focus: Infection Prevention

This May issue features a special report on leadership strategies related to bundled payments, staffing models, emergency preparedness, and supply cost awareness; and also includes articles on perioperative hair removal practices, using an OR contact precautions decision algorithm, the role of data collection and analysis in performance improvement initiatives, opioid use by perioperative patients, and more.

CE Articles: FREE to AORN members

  1. Revisiting Perioperative Hair Removal Practices
  2. Implementing an OR Contact Precautions Decision Algorithm
  3. Clinical Issues—May 2019

Featured Content

  1. Perioperative Leadership Strategies: Spring 2019
  2. Understanding the Expertise of Perioperative Nurses
  3. A Practical Guide to Performance Improvement: Data Collection and Analysis

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AORN Journal - May 2019 Issue

The June 2019 Issue Preview

The June 2019 issue features special post-conference coverage from the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2019, including highlights, awards, and posters! The issue also includes a Guideline Implementation article on sterilization and a Guideline First Look article on surgical attire, in addition to articles on inadvertent perioperative hypothermia, endoscopic sheath use, and more.

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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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