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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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September 2020 Issue

This September issue features a special Perioperative Leadership Strategies report on COVID-19 that discusses emergency management structures and protocols, staffing and orientation, and lessons learned from the pandemic. The issue also features articles on caring for patients with COVID-19 undergoing cesarean deliveries, evaluating and selecting packaging systems, strategies to prepare for and manage a malignant hyperthermia crisis, and more!

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. Guidelines in Practice: Sterilization Packaging Systems
  2. Back to Basics 2.0: Malignant Hyperthermia
  3. Clinical Issues — September 2020

Featured Content

  1. Patients With COVID-19 Undergoing Cesarean Deliveries: Adapting the OR Suite and Perioperative Care to Prevent Transmission
  2. Strengthening Student Nurses’ Sense of Belonging Through Attendance at a Professional Nursing Conference
  3. Nurses’ Perceptions of the Extent and Type of Missed Perioperative Nursing Care

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October 2020 issue

The October 2020 issue features articles on strategies for reducing the transmission of health care–associated infections, using radiofrequency technology to prevent retained sponges and improve patient outcomes, recommendations from the updated AORN “Guideline for care of the patient receiving local-only anesthesia,” COVID-19 pandemic response strategies, 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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