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September 2018 Issue
This September issue features a Back to Basics on handling Autologous Tissue, along with articles including Improving Cardiac Surgery Outcomes by Using an Interdisciplinary Clinical Pathway, Scopolamine Use in the Perioperative Patient: A Systematic Review, The Role of the RN Circulator in a Navigated Posterior Spinal Fusion, Assessing Perceptions of Teamwork Quality Among Perioperative Team Members, and more.
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- Back to Basics: Autologous Tissue
- The Role of the RN Circulator in a Navigated Posterior Spinal Fusion
- Clinical Issues—September 2018
- Improving Cardiac Surgery Outcomes by Using an Interdisciplinary Clinical Pathway
- Scopolamine Use in the Perioperative Patient: A Systematic Review
- Assessing Perceptions of Teamwork Quality Among Perioperative Team Members
The October 2018 Issue Preview
The October 2018 issue features articles including a quality improvement project to determine the effect of aromatherapy on postoperative nausea and vomiting in a short-stay surgical population, creating a surgical site infection prevention bundle for patients undergoing cesarean delivery, root causes analysis of reported patient falls in ORs in the Veterans Health Administration, a guideline implementation on manual chemical high-level disinfection, and more.
Two New AORN Journal Columns in 2018!
The February issue features the first “Leadership Insights” column. This bi-monthly column addresses the most current and pressing leadership issues in a practical manner. Targeted to managers and leaders, the column will report on innovative practices and initiatives at hospitals across the country and lessons learned from these initiatives. Each column will contain helpful insights, how-to strategies, and key takeaways for application to practice.
The March issue will feature the first “Speaking Up: Voices from the OR” column. This bi-monthly column focuses on speaking up and demonstrating courage in the OR. The column is designed to showcase different voices and perspectives of perioperative nurses who have shown courage in a variety of ways. Each column will not include any identifiable data to keep the individuals and facilities anonymous. The column is meant to inspire perioperative nurses to speak up, especially in difficult circumstances. Submit your stories of courage, and the positive results achieved, in speaking up in the OR for patient and staff safety.
AORN Journal Receives Its First Impact Factor
The AORN Journal has been included in Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 Journal Citation Reports® and has received its first-ever Journal Impact Factor. The Impact Factor is based on impact and influence metrics, along with citation data from the Web of Science, and measures a journal’s influence in the scientific community. This is an incredibly exciting achievement that raises the Journal’s standing in scholarly literature.
2018 AORN Journal Writers Contest Award Winners
The AORN Journal Writers Contest Awards recognize authors of the highest-quality AORN Journal articles. All articles published in the Journal in 2017 were eligible. Winning articles were chosen based on points awarded by Journal editors and Editorial Board members. Congratulations to our winners!
The 2018 AORN Journal Writers Contest winners are:
- “Postoperative Distress of Orthopedic Ambulatory Surgery Patients” by Jan Odom-Forren, PhD, RN, CPAN, FAAN; Deborah B. Reed, PhD, MSPH, RN, FAAOHN, FAAN; and Carrell Rush, MPH (May)
- “Viscoelastic Studies: Effective Tools for Trauma and Surgical Resuscitation Efforts” by Dagoberto Salinas, MSN, ACCNS-AG, CNOR, LCDR, NC, USN (April)
- “Epilepsy: Clinical Review and Surgical Options” by Beth Karasin, MSN, APN, AGACNP-BC, RNFA, CNOR and Mark Karasin, DNP, APN, AGACNP-BC, CNOR (November)
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