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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 2022 Issue

This October issue features articles on perioperative nurses’ perspectives on their contributions to interprofessional collaboration, reducing intraoperative specimen errors, increasing skin assessment adherence, using simulation to teach the scrub person role, empowering perioperative team members to speak up, strategies for improving hand hygiene compliance, and more!

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. Safety First: Empowering Perioperative Team Members to Speak Up
  2. Clinical Issues—October 2022

Featured Content

  1. Interprofessional Collaboration in the OR: A Qualitative Study of Nurses’ Perspectives
  2. QI Report: Using a Specimen Resource Aid to Reduce Intraoperative Specimen Errors
  3. Strategies to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance

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November 2022 Issue

The November 2022 issue includes feature articles on preventing unintentionally retained surgical items, maintaining surgical volume during the COVID-19 pandemic, and improving perioperative nursing care for transgender and gender-diverse patients, and also includes a Back to Basics 2.0 article on intraoperative cardiopulmonary arrest, a Guideline First Look article on minimally invasive surgery, and more!

Share Your Story or Project in the Journal!

Speaking Up Column: Do you have a successful experience related to speaking up and demonstrating courage in the OR? Share your story with the Journal by submitting this form! The form asks you to briefly describe the situation, actions taken, responses and results, and lessons learned. Although your contact information is required for coordination purposes, all information will be kept anonymous. We will evaluate stories for publication based on the submitted information and interview selected candidates.

Solutions at Work Series: Have you implemented an innovative quality improvement project or a unique solution at your facility? Share your experience with the Journal by submitting this form! If selected, you will be interviewed by a Journal staff member and featured in Periop Briefing, the news section of AORN Journal. Selected contributors will need to provide information related to implementation steps, challenges overcome, obtaining buy-in, results or outcomes, and lessons learned. Articles will include your name, the facility name, and a facility profile.

The AORN Journal Wants Your Photo Submission!

The AORN Journal is looking for cover photos! Photos accepted for publication will be entered into our Best Cover Photo Contest for a chance to win up to $500! Please visit the Journal photo contest page to review photo submission rules and to upload your submission today.

Have You Heard the Journal Lately?

You like to read the AORN Journal, but now you can listen to it, too. The Journal now features special monthly podcasts – full-length and summary - so you can take the Journal with you wherever you go!

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AORN Journal CE Articles

Stay Current, Meet Requirements, Earn CEs

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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