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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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February 2021 Issue

This February issue features articles on preventing transmission of COVID-19 in the perioperative setting, developing a curriculum for deploying perioperative nurses during the pandemic, how perioperative personnel and nurse educators have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing care for patients undergoing regional blocks, and more!

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. COVID-19 in the Perioperative Setting: Applying a Hierarchy of Controls to Prevent Transmission
  2. Safety First: Providing Comprehensive Perioperative Care for Patients Undergoing Regional Blocks
  3. Clinical Issues—February 2021

Featured Content

  1. A Curriculum for Perioperative Nurse Deployment During a Pandemic
  2. Community Hospital Perioperative Services Department Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic
  3. Perioperative Nurse Educators: Rapid Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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March 2021 issue

The March 2021 issue features a special report on AORN guidelines in the era of COVID-19; a Back to Basics 2.0 article on hand hygiene; and articles on anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for treating cervical disc disease, adding a visual communication tool to the electronic health record to prevent pressure injuries, the role of perioperative hypothermia in the development of surgical site infection, 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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