AORN Journal CE Articles

Whether you're preparing for recertification, renewing your license, or just want to stay current, the AORN Journal Continuing Education (CE) articles address a variety of perioperative topics. From Guidelines implementation to perioperative safe practices, stay up-to-date and improve your own practice every day.

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June 2017 Issue

Special Post-Global Surgical Conference & Expo Issue


This June issue includes featured CE articles on new screening techniques and improved treatment options, including radioactive seed localization lumpectomy, for patients with nonpalpable breast lesions; and how early skin-to-skin contact in the OR facilitates the development of mothering behaviors, breastfeeding success, and newborn adaptation to extrauterine life. In addition, the Clinical Issues column addresses surgical smoke, hazardous medication assessment, electrosurgical device documentation, and explant policies.

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AORN Journal - June 2017

Featured CE Articles

Implementing Skin-to-Skin Contact for Cesarean Birth

Early skin-to-skin (STS) contact in the OR facilitates the development of mothering behaviors, breastfeeding success, and newborn adaptation to extrauterine life. An institutional team performed a quality improvement project to implement a standard of care for STS contact in the OR during and after cesarean birth. Developing and using a standard of care to implement this evidence-based practice facilitated acceptance of this intervention among staff members.

Radioactive Seed Localization Program for Patients with Nonpalpable Breast Lesions

Providers can offer patients with nonpalpable breast lesions new screening techniques and improved treatment options, including radioactive seed localization lumpectomy. This treatment offers patients the potential for decreased tumor re-excision for positive margins near the surgical site, a lower volume of excised breast tissue, decreased operative time, convenient surgical scheduling, and less pain.

Clinical Issues - June 2017

This month’s Q&A column addresses the following topics: defining a small amount of surgical smoke, hazardous medication assessment, documentation of electrosurgical devices, and developing an explant policy.

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