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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 2021 Issue

Infection Prevention

This December issue features articles on implementing contact precautions to prevent transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms, perioperative interventions to reduce surgical site infections, prevention of unintentionally retained surgical items, perioperative fire prevention and mitigation, and more!

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. The Role of the Perioperative Nurse in Implementing Contact Precautions to Prevent Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
  2. Safety First: Perioperative Fire Prevention and Mitigation
  3. Clinical Issues—December 2021

Featured Content

  1. Perioperative Interventions to Reduce Surgical Site Infections: A Review
  2. Management and Mitigation of Temperature and Humidity Events in the Perioperative Setting

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January 2022 Issue

The January 2022 issue features a special focus on AORN pre-conference content and includes articles on infection transmission associated with contaminated ultrasound probes; improving skin assessment documentation in the electronic health record to prevent perioperative pressure injuries; an overview of Dupuytren’s Disease for perioperative nurses; a Back to Basics 2.0 article on hazardous and harmful chemicals in the perioperative environment, 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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