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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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January 2016 Issue

AORN 2016 Surgical Conference & Expo Pre-Conference Issue

Our special pre-conference issue includes conference speaker interviews, the AORN Board of Directors and AORN Nominating and Leadership Development Committee slate of candidates with their biographical and election statement information, as well as a list of the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2016 Exhibitors

AORN Journal, January, 2015

Featured Article

Patient Abuse in the Health Care Setting: The Nurse as Patient Advocate

Through the examination of reported cases of patient abuse, this article identifies the importance of changing hospital culture to eliminate that abuse and the primary steps required for such a change: opening communication, providing education, establishing competency, eliminating tolerance of unacceptable behavior and creating a code of mutual respect.

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Featured Article

Back to Basics: Surgical Skin Antisepsis

This new article in our popular Back to Basics series examines the origin of surgical skin antisepsis, which is the fundamental basis for preventing surgical site infections, and the steps perioperative nurses should take to provide the patient with an aseptic surgical site before any surgical or other invasive procedure.

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Clinical Issues

This month’s Q&A column addresses the following topics: Use of count boards; Subtracting items from the count; Counting miscellaneous items for gynecological procedures and The RN circulator role in the counting process.

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