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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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July 2017 Issue


This July issue includes featured CE articles on implementing safety precautions for perioperative team members and their patients when radiation is used, and creating a safe environment for patients undergoing a wide range of procedures in which complex, advanced equipment and techniques are used. In addition, the Clinical Issues column addresses operating fluoroscopy equipment, patient education after radionuclide implantation, personal protective equipment, safe staffing patterns, and counting instruments.

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Featured CE Articles

Back to Basics: Radiation Safety

Perioperative team members should implement safety precautions for themselves and their patients when radiation is used. This Back to Basics article addresses the basics of radiation safety and the precautions that perioperative team members should implement in the perioperative setting.

Guideline Implementation: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Part 1

The updated AORN “Guideline for minimally invasive surgery” provides guidance for creating a safe environment for patients undergoing a wide range of procedures in which complex, advanced equipment and techniques are used. This article focuses on key points of the guideline that address OR configuration for minimally invasive surgery, safe practices for robotic-assisted procedures, and reducing risks associated with gas insufflation media.

Clinical Issues - July 2017

This month’s Q&A column addresses the following topics: operation of fluoroscopy equipment, patient education after radionuclide implantation, personal protective equipment, safe staffing patterns, and counting instruments when laparoscopy procedures convert to open procedures.

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