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August 2021 Issue

This August issue features articles on the laparoscopic-assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement procedure and related perioperative care considerations, designing and implementing standard decontamination workflows and standardized cleaning pathways, interventions to increase compliance with the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist, implementing a virtual preoperative huddle, and more!

Journal CE Article Titles

  1. Laparoscopic-Assisted Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement: A Less Invasive Approach to Treating Hydrocephalus
  2. Safety First: Encouraging Interdisciplinary Preoperative Communication With a Virtual Huddle
  3. Clinical Issues—August 2021

Featured Content

  1. Instrument Set Decontamination Workflows Designed for Success in Sterile Processing
  2. A Systematic Review of Interventions Used to Enhance Implementation of and Compliance With the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist in Adult Surgery

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August Journal Issue

September 2021 Issue

The September 2021 issue features a Guidelines in Practice article on instrument cleaning; a Back to Basics 2.0 article on preoperative patient skin antisepsis; and articles on perioperative teams’ COVID-19 response, implementing emergency manuals to prepare for perioperative crises, and more!  

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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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