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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February 2020 Issue

This February issue features articles on managing perioperative patients’ thirst, perioperative nursing implications for lymphovenous bypass, the influence of family members on patients’ decisions regarding bariatric surgery, the effects of bullying on nursing practice errors, perioperative nurses’ experiences when positioning patients for surgery, and more!

CE Articles: FREE to AORN members

  1. Advances in the Management of Perioperative Patients' Thirst
  2. Lymphedema and Lymphovenous Bypass: Perioperative Nursing Implications
  3. Clinical Issues—February 2020

Featured Content

  1. Family Influences on Patients’ Decisions to Undergo Bariatric Surgery
  2. The Influence of Bullying on Nursing Practice Errors: A Systematic Review
  3. A Qualitative Exploratory Study of Norwegian OR Nurses’ Patient Positioning Priorities

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The March 2020 issue

The March 2020 issue features articles on using simulation-based education to improve team communication during a massive transfusion protocol in the OR, effectiveness of a group game intervention on preoperative anxiety levels of children and parents, implementing the AORN guideline for surgical attire, 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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