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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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May 2021 Issue

This May issue features articles on implementing a competency assessment verification program, factors that predict an OR culture of safety, evaluating a redesigned perioperative specialty elective, guideline recommendations for cleaning procedures and cleaning of ORs and procedure rooms, best practices for specimen management, and more!

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. Guidelines in Practice: Environmental Cleaning
  2. Back to Basics 2.0: Specimen Management
  3. Clinical Issues—May 2021

Featured Content

  1. Strategies to Implement a Competency Assessment Verification Program
  2. An Examination of Factors That Predict the Perioperative Culture of Safety
  3. Evaluation of a Redesigned Perioperative Specialty Elective to Address the Perioperative Nursing Shortage

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June 2021 Issue

The June 2021 issue features special pre-conference coverage of the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2021, including speaker interviews, exhibitor listings, and more! In addition, the issue includes articles on suture needle injuries during wound closure, perioperative nursing care of patients undergoing cochlear implant procedures, strategies to implement the surgical safety checklist, 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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