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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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June 2021 Issue

This June issue features articles on the effect of distractions and interruptions on suture needle injuries during wound closure, caring for patients receiving a cochlear implant, strategies used to implement the Surgical Safety Checklist, nurses’ communication behaviors during interprofessional clinical hand overs in the postanesthesia care unit, enhancing compliance with time outs, and more!

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. Perioperative Nursing Care of the Patient Undergoing a Cochlear Implant Procedure
  2. Safety First: Using Performance Improvement to Enhance Time-Out Compliance and Prevent Wrong-Site Surgery
  3. Clinical Issues—June 2021

Featured Content

  1. Suture Needle Injuries During Wound Closure: Examining Sources of Distraction in the OR
  2. A Scoping Review of Strategies Used to Implement the Surgical Safety Checklist
  3. An Examination of Nurses’ Empowerment and Speaking Up During Postanesthesia Clinical Hand Overs

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July 2021 Issue

The July 2021 issue features a Guidelines in Practice article on electrosurgical safety, a Back to Basics 2.0 article on positioning the patient, and additional articles on promoting professional development among perioperative personnel during a pandemic, indications and perioperative care for decompressive hemicraniectomy for middle cerebral artery stroke, 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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