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AORN Journal

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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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January 2022 Issue

Special Focus Issue: AORN Pre-Conference

This January issue features a special focus on AORN pre-conference content and includes articles on infection transmission associated with contaminated ultrasound probes; improving skin assessment documentation in the electronic health record to prevent perioperative pressure injuries; an overview of Dupuytren’s Disease for perioperative nurses; a Back to Basics 2.0 article on hazardous and harmful chemicals in the perioperative environment, and more! 

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. An Overview of Dupuytren’s Disease for Perioperative Nurses
  2. Back to Basics: Hazardous and Harmful Chemicals in the Perioperative Environment
  3. Clinical Issues—January 2022

Featured Content

  1. Infection Transmission Associated With Contaminated Ultrasound Probes: A Systematic Review
  2. Improving Skin Assessment Documentation in the Electronic Health Record to Prevent Perioperative Pressure Injuries

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February 2022 Issue

The February 2022 issue includes articles on the operational effect of COVID-19 on surgical care at a tertiary pediatric hospital, implementing a surgical smoke evacuation policy and procedure, a Safety First article on preventing exposure to surgical smoke, 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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