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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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October 2021 Issue

This October issue features articles on demystifying the institutional review board, guidance for abstract reviewers, Quality Improvement processes and data analysis in perioperative nursing practice, incorporating human factors in perioperative nursing to reduce errors, and more!  

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. An Overview of Quality Improvement Processes and Data Analysis in Perioperative Nursing Practice
  2. Safety First: Incorporating Human Factors in Perioperative Nursing to Reduce Errors
  3. Clinical Issues—October 2021

Featured Content

  1. Demystifying the Institutional Review Board
  2. Addressing the Gap, Advancing the Knowledge: Guidance for the Abstract Reviewer

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November 2021 Issue

The November 2021 issue features a Guidelines in Practice article on specimen management; a Back to Basics 2.0 article on surgical smoke; and articles on navigating variations in sterile processing practices, addressing health literacy in the perioperative setting, 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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